Braces and your teenager: What are your options?
The teenage years can be a difficult time in the life of your child. Kids are pressured to take perfect selfies, have flawless skin, and maintain model-like figures.
Many children who have noticeably crooked or unevenly spaced teeth suffer from bullying and low self-esteem.
Parents have several options:
- Traditional braces
- Clear or white braces
- Invisalign Teen
How does your smile make you feel?
Many teenagers feel self-conscious about their teeth and equally stressed about having treatment. Traditional braces can draw attention to that part of the body that teenagers most feel stressed about.
On top of that, brackets and wires can irritate mouths, further compounding stress levels.
If you decide traditional braces are the right choice for your child, some changes will need to be made :
- No more sticky or crunchy foods
- Avoid contact sports
- Take a break from playing wind instruments
If you’d rather avoid these kinds of compromises, you do have one option left.
Invisalign Teen’s clear plastic aligners are pretty much invisible and are removable, unlike traditional braces.
This has real benefits for your child:
- Carry on playing contact sports such as rugby or hurling
- No restrictions on diet
- No pictures with a mouth full of metal!
- Clean your teeth and gums as per normal
Some more benefits
In only 18 months your child can be brimming with confidence with a beautiful new smile.
Here are a few more factor to consider:
- Invisalign Teen costs about the same as regular braces
- You need fewer appointments
- The aligners don’t break, so no emergencies
- Easy to clean your teeth
How to Choose the Right Orthodontist
Dr Stephen Murray is an expert in Invisalign and all types of orthodontic treatment . He will always talk to you about all your options. We will evaluate your specific issues on your initial consultation. Creating beautiful smiles no matter how challenging is what we do!
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As a new patient, you can take advantage of a FREE initial consultation. The friendly team at Swords Orthodontics will make you feel comfortable and welcome as we discuss treatment options with you.
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