Not everyone is born with a perfect smile. Uneven bites and crooked teeth are common, and they can often be a source of poor self-image or self-esteem, especially in teens. For some kids, even the use of braces which are meant to correct such issues can still cause discomfort. If your teen falls in this category, then you may be interested in St. James Invisalign teen treatment. Our expert orthodontist, Dr. William Rubino or just “Dr. Bill”, can provide you with more information as well as with the care your teen needs.
In general, braces are most often prescribed to teenagers. This is because teens are still growing, but they already have all of their adult teeth, unlike younger children. Since kids are still developing, braces and other orthodontic tools don’t need to work as hard to straighten teeth and even out bites, making treatment time significantly shorter than it would be for an adult. But teens can also be wary of wearing braces, too.Adolescence is a sensitive period for many or most teens, and options like St. James Invisalign teen treatment can help kids straighten their teeth without having to worry about the appearance of braces. Here at Straight Smiles Orthodontics, Dr. Bill can see whether your teen is eligible for this procedure and can get started on the treatment plan if all is well. Invisalign braces don’t use brackets or wires. Instead, the treatment utilizes personalized trays that are made from a plastic that is virtually invisible when worn, making it appear as if no braces are present at all. This is a great option for teens who feel especially self-conscious about their appearance.
If you would like to learn more about St. James Invisalign teen treatment or schedule an evaluation, call us here at Straight Smiles Orthodontics to set up a time to meet with Dr. Bill to improve your teen’s oral health today.