What parents in Brentwood, CA need to know about correcting their teenager’s teeth
If you have young children, you’re probably wondering if you should be saving up for orthodontic treatment. For many children, braces are a rite of passage. However, it can be a costly and time-consuming process and many teenagers feel self-conscious while wearing traditional metal braces. Now, parents in Brentwood, CA, have an alternative option with Invisalign.
Invisalign is a new and innovative way to straighten teeth using a series of clear alignment trays that are changed every two weeks. It is cost effective and straightforward and can treat issues like crowded teeth without the self-consciousness that often comes with traditional braces. Invisalign provides many benefits, including:
- Discretion – Instead of wearing metal brackets with sharp wires and bands that can snap, Invisalign appliances are clear. Patients can wear them with confidence as they are barely detectable by friends and family members.
- Removability - While the aligner must be worn at least 20 hours per day, it can be removed for eating and brushing. With traditional braces, patients have to give up their favorite foods like caramels, hard pretzels, or apples that can pull or snap the wires and brackets or corn on the cob because the kernels can get stuck in the braces. Invisalign allows patients to eat all of their favorite foods during treatment and ensures better brushing and flossing of both the teeth and the appliance.
- Fast – Traditional orthodontic treatment typically takes several years. Invisalign works in less time for both teenagers and adults.
- Helps prevent future needs – In younger patients, Invisalign works best by addressing crowding or spacing problems before they lead to other dental health problems such as cavities or gum disease. While many patients think of orthodontics as a cosmetic treatment, proper alignment of the teeth is critical to the health of the mouth.
What many parents and adult patients want to know is, “Could Invisalign help improve a smile without years of braces and self-consciousness?” Dr. Alkhoury assures his patients that it’s worth the time and investment. For more information about Invisalign, call the office of Brentwood Dental today.
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