Thursday, August 4, 2016
Orthodontic treatment is always a tough decision for every family but for teenagers there are other factors involved. Today teenagers have school, peers and social media to deal with on top of normal every day stress. Invisalign can be a great alternative to traditional braces for teenagers. Invisalign Teen provides us with some useful information to help teens and parents make the decision easier.
Things to consider: 92% of teens feel that Invisalign would help them “fit” in with their peers. It would also help boost their self-esteem. It can be just as effective as metal braces. Invisalign cost just about the same as traditional braces. Teens wearing aligners are 68% less likely to be teased than those wearing braces. Teens are more reliable at wearing their aligners than adults are! And 40% of teens say that wearing metal braces would have or has had a negative impact on their self confidence.
At Ashburn Orthodontics, Dr. Kortam will provide you and your teen with a thorough examination and guide you with making this decision. During your Complimentary Consultation we will review all the aspects of traditional braces and Invisalign. You and your teen will be able to ask all of your questions and leave with the confidence that you are making the best choice for your teen’s smile!