Orthodontic treatment has become a normal part of most teen’s lives; it is up to you as the parent to provide your teen with the best treatment option possible. There will come a point when you will need to decide between clear Invisalign® aligners and traditional metal braces. If you ask your teen which option they would prefer, more than likely they will request Invisalign. Dr. Kelly is the strongest believer that Invisalign has become a better way to straighten teen’s teeth without the normal hassles associated with traditional metal braces. Dr. Kelly will help you as the parent through every step of the treatment so your teen achieves the best results possible. At studioSMILE Orthodontics, we recommend all teen candidates for traditional metal braces consider Invisalign Teen treatment from our Overland Park orthodontic office.
Facts About Invisalign® Treatment
Invisalign Costs Are Similar to Traditional Metal Braces
One common misconception parents have about Invisalign is that it costs a tremendous amount more than braces, when in reality, the cost is very close. Invisalign is covered under dental insurance policies, if you have orthodontic coverage. If traditional metal braces are covered, so is Invisalign.
Teens Are Reliable
Believe it or not, when it comes to wearing the aligners, teens are more likely than adults to wear their aligners for the recommended 22 hours per day. If your main concern as a parent is that your teen will not wear their aligners all day, then you are amongst many parents with this common misconception. Teens are incredible patients and very reliable.
Just as Effective
With Dr. Kelly Tabacchi’s expertise with Invisalign Teen treatment, your teen can expect the same great results with Invisalign that can be achieved with traditional metal braces. When the treatment is just as effective but provides a broader level of comfort and convenience, making a decision for Invisalign Teen is obvious. Do not take the word of another orthodontist or general dentist that your teen is not a candidate for Invisalign. It is simply not the case, but rather the fact that the professional stating this does not know how to utilize the Invisalign Teen product.
It is common for teens wearing metal braces to suffer from a loss in self-esteem. The metal causes them to feel self-conscious about their smile and can even cause other teens to bully them. With Invisalign, it is hard to tell if someone is undergoing treatment. The plastic aligners are virtually invisible, which allows teens to keep their confidence and avoid bullies during their treatment. Not only will the Invisalign aligners help your teen keep their self-esteem, it will prevent them from feeling out of place like teens with braces do. They would normally have to avoid certain foods and stick out in the crowd with their metal braces, but not with Invisalign.
Contact Us to Start Your Teen’s Treatment
Now that you know the truth about Invisalign, give studioSMILE Orthodontics in Overland Park, KS a call at (913) 953-6767 to schedule your complimentary consultation. You can also fill out our online contact form on our contact us page. Dr. Kelly will explain the many benefits of Invisalign Teen for your teen over the traditional metal methods.