Malocclusion or misaligned teeth is a serious oral concern that has and is affecting millions of people worldwide. It affects a person's smile vastly and is a psychological turndown! People with misaligned teeth would often think twice before letting out a broad smile as they fear their 'crooked' teeth would make them a laughing stock amongst their friends.
However, over the years, several dental devices have been developed, which help people overcome their malocclusion issues. The most prominent one among them is dental braces. But, dental braces have many drawbacks such as aesthetic issues, interference with a person's ability to chew food, the risk of injury, etc. which makes many people refrain from choosing them to correct their dental condition. This is where Invisalign comes into the picture and betters braces in numerous ways.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a clear dental aligner used to treat malocclusion issues in individuals. It is made from clear dental-grade plastic to make it seem virtually invisible when you wear it. Unlike braces, these clear aligners 'work in disguise' and bring about a change in the alignment of your teeth without stealing your gorgeous smile. Sounds incredible, doesn't it?
How does Invisalign particularly benefit teens?
Though malocclusion is seen in all age groups, it tends to affect the younger generation more. Teenagers with misaligned teeth often face a great deal of humiliation from their friends and are a significant reason for the loss of self-confidence in them. Getting braces could solve the misalignment of teeth, but it would ruin the aesthetics of the smile for as long as the braces are being used. This could, again, lead to self-confidence issues. But, when it comes to Invisalign, no such issue is encountered. As mentioned above, Invisalign does a great job of staying concealed, but still performs its function of aligning the teeth as required.
What are the advantages of Invisalign?
Here are some of the benefits of Invisalign that teens can experience:
Eat anything you want to: You may often go out to have lunch or dinner with your friends and family. If you have braces on, your dentist would have previously advised you that you should avoid certain foods as they may get stuck between the braces. But when you have Invisalign on, it is as simple as removing the aligner, eating your favorite food, cleaning your teeth, and putting them back on.
Keep your personal life hassle-free: You may have to give a presentation in class, go on a date during the weekend, or have an important meeting at the office. Just imagine doing these with braces on! It would be a huge setback to your confidence. However, Invisalign wouldn't interfere with your personal life as they aren't easily noticeable.
Maximum safety: If you're a sportsman and have your braces on during a game, it's as good as inviting trouble to your doorstep. The risk of getting oral injuries due to braces is very high, as they have sharp edges and brackets. With Invisalign, this risk is almost zero, as is it custom-fabricated to fit on a person's teeth and doesn't have any sharp corners.
Remove them whenever you want to: If you feel slight irritation in the mouth due to the aligners, you can remove them for a brief period of time and wear them back on whenever you feel like.
Easy cleaning: Brushing and flossing of teeth are not interrupted by the clear aligners and can be done like always.
Please schedule an appointment online or call us at (718) 447-4510 to have a consultation with Dr. Brenman and his associates, and we will be happy to help.