For many teenagers, the idea of covering up their smile with unsightly metal braces is horrifying. Riverwalk Dental Spa + Sleep Apnea Solutions offers Invisalign Teen® to straighten your teenager’s teeth while allowing them to maintain a natural, beautiful smile. To find out if your teenager is a candidate for Invisalign Teen in Tulsa, Oklahoma, contact our office at 918-770-0027 and schedule your teen’s appointment with Dr. Carrie Sessom.
Many teenagers have an active lifestyle – school, dating, sports, and hanging out with friends are all important parts of their life, and they may feel that braces could get in the way of reaching their goals, or that braces will negatively impact their appearance. Invisalign Teen is designed to correct misaligned teeth without the hassle of traditional metal braces, allowing your teenager to achieve a beautiful smile without interference from traditional orthodontics.
Invisalign Teen relies on a series of clear plastic trays that fit over the teeth. These trays are nearly invisible, and can be removed easily for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Invisalign Teen also makes it easy for your teenager to continue playing instruments or participating in sports, as they are far less bulky than traditional braces.
Our dentist will need to meet with your teenager regularly throughout his or her treatment to ensure that their smile is progressing as planned and to provide them with new trays to continue adjusting their teeth. Please remember that the trays should only be removed to eat and drink, and for brushing and flossing. If your teenager takes them out too frequently, it can greatly slow down their treatment. The clear trays should also be cleaned regularly to ensure that your teen’s teeth do not appear dirty, stained, or discolored.
For more information about Invisalign Teen and to make your teenager’s appointment with our dentist, contact our office today.