If you have a teen who wants a straighter smile but doesn't want to wear metal braces, you should consider Invisalign. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is virtually invisible and completely comfortable. Plus, the aligners work well with your growing teen's oral hygiene goals.
Fortunately, Invisalign can be customized to meet the specific needs of teen athletes. Teenagers who play high-impact sports such as soccer, baseball, or football can receive the Invisalign treatment to improve their smile without compromising their athletic performance.
Invisalign Prevents Costly Damage and Injuries
Traditional braces have brackets and wires that can be damaged easily during contact sports and can’t be fixed at home. If your teen’s braces receive any harm, you will have to make an unplanned visit to the orthodontist. The impact that damages the braces will also cause injuries inside of the mouth. With Invisalign, you eliminate the possibility of these accidents from happening.
Invisalign has been proven to help teenagers with many common problems such as crossbite, overcrowded teeth, and underbite. It also helps them improve their self-esteem and self-image, which makes them more confident in themselves. Low self-esteem can hurt teenage mental health and well-being, such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, and risky behaviors.
No Need for Special and Costly Mouthguards
When teenagers wear traditional braces, it is difficult for them to use the mouthguards provided by the school. They can cause damage to the braces even before the game or practice starts. It makes it necessary for parents to get special mouthguards for braces. You won’t have to worry about this with Invisalign because invisible aligners are removable. Your teen can take them off and store them in their case for the duration of the practice or game, wear normal mouth guards and put their Invisalign back on at the end of the game.
Orthodontics treatments can be costly, but they are necessary for mental and physical health. Invisalign Laguna Niguel offers competitive prices and great monthly payment plans that will help you decide to get your Invisalign treatment with us.
If you are still unsure or have any questions about Invisalign, you can contact us and book an appointment with our specialists. They will answer your questions and propose a plan that will be comfortable for you or your teenage athlete. Get started today!