Your daughter had stage one orthodontics to expand her jaw and make room for the permanent teeth. She didn’t like it; you had trouble with regular brushing during the course of treatment. She complained that brushing hurt and the issue brought more parenting struggles and arguments than you anticipated.
Eventually, though, the treatment ran its course, her baby teeth fell out, and all her permanent teeth came in with enough room. The last time you took her for her cleaning, the dentist delivered the news: it’s time for a final set of braces to fine tune her bite and alignment.
Reluctant to Treat?
When you broach the topic with her at home, she gets a little cagey. “Are braces going to feel like that spacer I used to have? It made my mouth hurt. I don’t wanna put more metal in my mouth.” You know she needs the treatment, but you hate to put her through something that she’s so reluctant to do.
At East Cobb Orthodontics, we have a solution for both of you!
Invisalign Teen is an excellent option for teens who are reluctant to have more metal in their mouths. The system works just like the standard Invisalign product. You’ll get multiple trays in a sequence that will gently guide her teeth to the correct positions. It’s a minimal amount of discomfort with maximum effectiveness.
The great thing about the Invisalign system is that since it is removeable, it is easy to keep the teeth and the trays clean, so there are less opportunities for arguing over dental hygiene!
Ask your East Cobb orthodontist if Invisalign is right for YOUR teen!