Invisalign For Teens

What Parents Should Know: Invisalign From a Teen Perspective

Attention Moms and Dads – Most Teenagers Feel Self-Conscious Wearing Traditional Braces

At an age when image is so important, for a teen the thought of having metal brackets and wires constantly attached to teeth may exacerbate the already-delicate self-esteem of today’s teens.

While having straight teeth and a beautiful smile is important to teens, the “Behind the Smile” survey revealed that over half of teens (54%) believe metal braces would make them more self-conscious, and one in two teens (50%) would smile less.

“Not everyone is born with a perfect smile. So for many teens, wearing braces is inevitable,” says California orthodontist Mark A. Lowe, D.D.S. “The good news is that today’s image conscious teens now have a choice for straightening their teeth. There are proven alternatives such as clear, removable braces, like Invisalign Teen, that are comparable in cost to metal braces, but meet teen’s desire for aesthetic treatment and are a better fit for their busy lifestyles filled with sports, music and other activities.”

“When you walk into a room with braces, you feel like everyone is looking at you; or when you’re talking to someone, you feel like they’re looking at your braces,” admits 14 year old high school freshman Elizabeth C. “With Invisalign, it’s cool because your teeth are getting straighter, but people don’t even realize you have them. I don’t worry about wearing my aligners during cheerleading, winter guard or swim practice either. They are safe to wear and they don’t interfere with my life.”

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

  • Fewer office visits – a huge advantage for busy households!
  • No interference with musical instruments
  • Fewer injuries with contact sports
  • Better smiles for photographs
  • No emergency visits
  • No food restrictions
  • Improved oral hygiene – easier brushing and flossing
  • More confidence and higher self esteem

81% of moms choose Invisalign when considering how braces might impact the self esteem of their teenager. Contact Biermann Orthodontics today for a free Invisalign Consulatation!

Straightening a Smile Before Replacing Lost Teeth

Straightening a Smile Before Replacing Lost Teeth

Clear Aligners Can Offer Advantages Over Traditional Braces

By Dr. Robert Boyd | Article & Images Featured on Dear Doctor

Replacing a missing tooth — particularly in a highly visible area of the mouth — can do a lot to restore your smile and self-confidence. Today’s options for tooth replacement include state-of-the-art dental implants; crown and bridgework; and removable partial dentures. However, sometimes orthodontic treatment is recommended before a tooth or teeth can be replaced. Why would this be necessary?

If a tooth has been missing for a while, the teeth that were on either side of it can gradually drift into the space it occupied — taking up the room for the replacement tooth. This necessitates moving the neighboring teeth back into correct position. In addition, teeth that are not properly aligned might require dental restorative work, such as capping (dental crowns), to camouflage their poor position or orientation before any new teeth are placed.

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Invisalign Before & After - Biermann Orthodontics

Invisalign Before & After

A picture is worth a thousand words. If you’re curious about how effectively Invisalign® can treat your case, take a look at a few success stories of previous Invisalign patients. Each of these individuals had their own unique orthodontic and dental issues that were successfully treated with Invisalign.

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