The Hazards of Ignoring Crooked Teeth
Crooked teeth don’t just damage your teenager’s self-esteem, they can also cause pain and lead to serious health issues. Poorly-aligned teeth can also be difficult to clean, which may increase your teen’s risk of cavities and gum disease.
Additional consequences of crooked teeth can include jaw stress, TMJ Disorder, and difficulty speaking or eating. It can also increase the amount of wear on teeth, resulting in chipping and breaking.
The Benefits of Invisalign®
At Lasting Impressions Dental Care, Dr. Platt wants to help you make the best decision for your teen’s smile. Invisalign® will correct your teen’s smile without the inconvenience and embarrassment of metal braces.
Invisalign® clear braces give patients a straight, healthy smile. Invisalign also helps prevent pain and jaw joint discomfort by ensuring that your teen’s bite is properly aligned.
Invisalign offers your teen significant advantages over traditional braces:
- Freedom to eat whatever they want–With traditional braces, your teen would have to give up certain foods. For example, chewy, sticky, and crunchy foods can be difficult to eat with metal braces. Since Invisalign® is removable, there is no limitation on what your teen can eat.
- No one will be able to tell they’re wearing them–Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign® is made from soft clear plastic which makes the trays virtually invisible.
- It’s easy to keep teeth clean–Because these aligners are removable, it’s easy for your teen to continue to brush and floss as normal. This is not the case with metal braces, which typically make brushing and flossing extremely difficult.
Learn More About Invisalign® from Dr. Platt
It’s now easier than ever to ensure your teen’s smile looks and functions its best, without traditional braces. Invisalign® aligners can be used to correct a variety of issues including overbite, underbite, crossbite, spacing, overcrowding and open bites.
If your teen is struggling with teeth that are crooked or out of alignment, Dr. Platt at Lasting Impressions Dental Care will help you find the best treatment plan to resolve these problems.
Call 719-355-7420 to meet with Dr. Platt and explore your options. Or, just leave us your information in the submission form and we’ll get right back to you.