Being a teenager can be hard.
And it can seem to be a whole lot harder after a trip to the dentist when you are told you could benefit from wearing a brace! Instantly, visions of metal brackets and wires will appear in your head and all of the social awkwardness that can be created.
Luckily, there is now a way for suitable teenagers to have their smiles straightened without wearing traditional, orthodontic braces.
When you come to Harley Street Dental Clinic, we will always aim to keep your popularity in vogue by checking your suitability for Invisalign Harley Street. As the name suggests, this brace is invisible and is custom-fitted to slot over the top of your teeth. No metal, no wires and no unwanted stares, this brace could be the saving grace that you are looking for!
But what are some of the other benefits of wearing Invisalign Harley Street as a teenager?
Better oral health
While you should visit a hygienist once a year, there is no need to do so more often while wearing Invisalign Harley Street.
This brace is removable and so, you can take it out to clean your teeth, ensuring that your pearly whites stay, well, pearly white! Long term, this brace reduces the risk of cavities and gum disease when used properly.
As we said earlier, this brace is removable and while this offers an advantage for cleaning your teeth, it allows other benefits too.
You can take the brace out when you are giving a presentation at school or college, and remove it when you are playing sports. Just be sure to wear it for the minimum time required each day to reap the benefits of this brace.
OK, so while we could talk about how adults need a quick-acting brace due to their lifestyles, we know that teenagers don’t want to sit around waiting either!
This invisible brace can work in as little as 3 months but has an average time of 6-9 months to straighten teeth. Of course, this will depend on the severity of the underlying misalignment being treated and whether or not you have worn it for the appropriate amount of time each day.
Our team in Harley Street will be able to offer you a more accurate breakdown of how long this brace will take to straighten your teeth.
As parents we all remember that one child in school who wore a traditional brace and complained about it being uncomfortable.
As this brace uses a pushing motion as opposed to a pulling one, it is more comfortable to wear in daily life and requires no tightening; it is even comfortable enough to sleep in. So it could be easier to persuade your offspring to use.
Excellent results and integration
And finally, this brace offers fantastic results, with over a 96% success rate after 5 years. It is also easy to fit into your day to day life, taking the literal pain out of orthodontic treatments. If you want to know more, contact our team at Harley Street today!