Though many kids in high school can benefit from straighter teeth and a better bite, the thought of getting braces is often unwelcome. If your child is uncomfortable with the effect metal braces could have on his or her appearance and lifestyle, Colorado orthodontist Dr. Robert Rudman can discuss the suitability of Invisalign. Instead of the traditional metal brackets and wires, orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® involves the use of removable plastic trays to move the teeth and bite slowly into ideal placement. The aligner trays are customized to fit each patient’s unique bite only. Though often classified as “adult” orthodontics, patients as young as 13 years old can be eligible for treatment with Invisalign®. Teen orthodontic patients often enjoy benefits such as:
- Removable trays mean no restrictions on what you can eat
- Aligners are compatible with extracurricular activities such as athletics or music
- Nearly invisible to the naked eye and camera lens
- Improved self-confidence for academic, formal, and social events
Many patients complete Invisalign® treatment within a year, at least six months faster than the usual time it takes for braces to straighten teeth and correct the bite. To find out more about how Invisalign® could help your young adult, please contact Advanced Orthodontic Care or call 303-331-0222 today. Our Colorado orthodontist serves patients in or around Denver, Stapleton, and other nearby areas.