There are significant advantages for teenagers wearing Invisalign Teen compared to young people wearing braces. Nevertheless, many parents are concerned about cost, effectiveness and whether their child will wear Invisalign regularly. This article addresses these concerns.
Aurora, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/03/2015 -- When teenagers need orthodontic treatment to correct misaligned teeth, many parents wonder if Invisalign® Teen is a good investment. They may know that Invisalign is the best in modern orthodontics, using clear plastic aligners — similar to a mouthguard — for moving teeth into their proper position. Nevertheless, parents often worry about their teenager not wearing the aligners or simply losing them and wasting the treatment. The makers of Invisalign, Align Technology, have completed many studies of teenagers needing orthodontics and here are seven truths they've discovered, and that dentists from the Kessler & Resnick DDS - Aurora Cosmetic Dentist - Retro Dental Group have observed, about young people and Invisalign Teen.
Isolation: 92% of teenagers say that traditional braces make them feel isolated from their peers.
Self-esteem: Twice as many teens using Invisalign experience a rise in self-esteem compared to teenagers wearing braces.
Effectiveness: Invisalign treatment is usually as effective as braces for treating orthodontic conditions.
Cost: Invisalign treatment costs about the same as braces, but it provides many more advantages.
Bullying: Teenagers are 68% less likely to be teased by other young people when wearing Invisalign.
Reliability: Teenagers are more reliable than adults in following the Invisalign treatment protocol.
Confidence: 40% of teenagers say braces would have a negative impact on their self-confidence, but only 13% of Invisalign Teen users come to the same conclusion.
As you see, teenagers do prefer Invisalign, they do wear the aligners regularly and treatment with invisible orthodontics does not have to cost more than treatment with braces.
The Advantage Over Braces
With Invisalign Teen, if a youth does lose an aligner, the parents receive up to six replacements for free throughout the course of treatment. Invisalign Teen is much safer than braces for athletes, since there are no wires or brackets to cause injury in the event of collisions. Eating many different foods becomes difficult or forbidden with braces, but Invisalign is removed to eat. For wind instrument musicians, playing is no different than usual, again because the aligners are removable. Invisalign needs to be worn for twenty hours a day, leaving time for eating, playing and the usual daily dental hygiene.
As an additional safeguard and reminder, if a teenager doesn't wear their aligners regularly, Invisalign Teen includes a "wear indicator" — a blue dot that fades when worn. This lets parents and dentists check for compliance. In the experience of the Kessler & Resnick DDS - Aurora Cosmetic Dentist - Retro Dental Group , however, teenagers look forward to a new smile, so wearing Invisalign consistently is not an issue.
About Kessler & Resnick DDS - Aurora Cosmetic Dentist - Retro Dental Group
We are popular certified dentists in Agoura Hills easily accessible from Thousand Oaks, Oak Park, Calabasas, Malibu, Westlake and Woodland Hills. And many more of our patients are from just about everywhere in Southern California. We have now opened clinics in Broomfield and Aurora Colorado
Our team specializes in providing the latest in dental services for children, adolescents and adults.
Dr. Darren Kessler is a graduate of the University of the Pacific. He completed a general dentistry residency at the VA Hospital in Brentwood. He has been in private practice since 2001.
Dr. Kessler maintains professional memberships in the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the San Fernando Valley Dental Society.
"Ever since I was a kid, I was fascinated with going to the dentist. My hometown dentist was funny and kind. I was never scared while I was in his chair. That stuck with me. That approach inspires me in my own dental practice today. I became a dentist because I wanted to contribute to the community. Growing up, I loved getting to know people. My practice allows me to do both." — Dr. Darren Kessler
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Dr. Elyse Resnick has been in private practice since 2003. She obtained her doctorate from University of the Pacific.
Dr. Resnick is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the San Fernando Valley Dental Society.
"We truly care about our patients and are dedicated to the best experience and service we can provide. As a mom and a doctor, I know what it means to have quality care when it comes to dental health. We look forward to seeing our patients and enjoy our many long lasting relationships with them." — Dr. Elyse Resnick
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