One of the hardest things about being a teenager is that you care a great deal about what other people think of you. It’s hard to go through life constantly worried about what others might be saying or thinking about you. It causes all sorts of anxiety, can lead to less than desirable behavior, and just isn’t the kind of care free attitude that most people would agree is one of the best ways to live your life. Most people grow out of this stage of their life, but it doesn’t make it any easier for the youth that are going through it. There’s just something about coming of age that makes you care about what other people think of you, and it makes those years of junior high and high school rather difficult.
Of course, things like having to visit the ortodoncista and having to get fitted for braces only makes things worse. If you were to poll all of the teenagers living in the US and Mexico and you asked them what they would prefer, getting braces or losing a finger, you might be surprised by their answer. Children and teenagers hate being told that they’re going to need braces. They hate the idea of having pieces of metal in their mouth for months or years at a time, and they hate the idea of not being able to eat what they’d like because of their brackets. But most of all, they hate having to think about what other kids are going to say to them when they actually get them.
Fortunately for teenagers all around the world, invisible Invisalign exists. Invisalign is a product that was designed to help people of all ages, including teenagers, straighten their teeth without having to get braces. How it works is Invisalign is a series of clear plastic trays. Each tray is designed to move the teeth in your mouth a very small space in the direction that they should end up in. After a week or two, the person who is using Invisalign moves on from the first tray to another tray that is designed to pick up where the first tray left off and move the teeth a little bit further. After ten, fifteen, twenty, or more trays, the teeth should finally be in their end position.
The beauty of Invisalign is that the trays are perfectly clear which means no one will even notice that you’re wearing them. This makes them a great option for teenagers who are worried about what they are going to look like with braces. Invisalign offers them a way to straighten their teeth and avoid other dental issues without anyone ever knowing. None of their friends or classmates will ever notice that they’re wearing clear trays that are moving their teeth into the right location. To learn more about Invisalign and to see if it’s the right choice for you, set up an appointment with Dr. Robert Carrillo of Mi Sonrisa. He’ll be happy to walk you through what it would look like and how long it would take.