Teens have long been hesitant to start using orthodontic appliances. Teens are concerned about their image and do not like the idea of people seeing them with an braces during their treatment process. Rather than thinking of the end results they only think of the restrictions that will be placed upon them during the course of their orthodontic treatment.
Luckily, there are some new solutions in orthodontic appliance technology that work to make the treatment process a much easier than ever before. Here are some of the best examples of how orthodontic technology has changed to make the process of orthodontic treatment much easier for teens to handle:
Braces have come a very long way even within the past decade. When many people think of braces they think of extremely bulky metal brackets. This type of bulky orthodontic appliance is no longer needed and many of the new forms of braces are lighter and more comfortable than ever before. Instead of extremely bulky metal brackets the braces and wire is made of light material that also works to retain its shape by being exposed to body heat. This means that braces will not only keep to their shape but they will require less adjustment and work much quicker than ever before. Suresmile technology for example is speeding up the treatment process and cutting months off orthodontic treatment with braces.
Ceramic braces and technology, such as Invisalign offer clear orthodontic appliances that can almost completely erase all signs of treatment. By taking on these low-profile options teens can work to straighten their teeth without having to worry about looking any differently during treatment.
This treatment option is by far the most flexible new way for teens to strengthen their teeth. This is one of the most comfortable orthodontic appliances available on the market and also offers the most flexibility. Teens will be able to take out the appliance in order to eat and clean their teeth and the aligners are virtually invisible. If your teens are hesitant about using an orthodontic appliance the Invisalign Teen option is perfect.
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Orthodontics for Teens