Alta Dental

Invisalign vs Braces for Teenagers

April 10, 2022
Posted By: Alta Dental Studio

The gift of a healthy and beautiful smile is priceless when building confidence for teenagers. Teaching them the proper habits for keeping their teeth clean, healthy, and beautiful when they're young is essential; you may also think about orthodontic treatment to provide them with a straighter, more beautiful smile if they need it.

Invisalign can be an excellent option for responsible, busy teenagers who want to straighten their teeth with discretion. Instead of wearing bulky and uncomfortable metal braces, your teenager can use removable clear aligners that are easy to wear and virtually invisible.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

Teenagers can be wonderful candidates for Invisalign if they are willing to commit to wearing their clear aligners for at least 22 hours each day and changing them every two weeks. Keeping aligners clean and bacteria-free is also important during treatment with Invisalign. If your teenager is willing to comply and follow the suggested rules for Invisalign, they can be successful with their treatment.

When Are Braces the Better Choice?

If your teenager is dealing with complicated bite issues, braces may be a better fit for them. This is because braces can correct complex bite issues better than clear aligners can.

Braces will also work better for teens who have trouble wearing their aligners for 22 hours a day or can't keep track of them.

Would You and Your Teenager Like to Learn More About Invisalign in Vancouver?

The dentists at Alta Dental Studio are certified Invisalign providers and can provide an evaluation if you're interested in learning more about Invisalign for teenagers or adults. We gather information with photos, x-rays, and a thorough examination to determine if Invisalign is the proper treatment for your smile during the assessment.

Call Alta Dental Studio today at (604) 876-5032 to schedule your Invisalign evaluation.