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Fast and convenient straightening of teeth

Improving Your Teen’s Self-Esteem with Invisalign®

Today, teens and younger children often feel a lot of pressure regarding their appearance. Right or wrong, it’s something they deal with every day. A smile is one of the first things that’s noticed about a person—a notion that isn’t lost on this generation. When teens are self-conscious about their smile it can affect so many areas—their social life, home life and confidence.

That’s why the introduction of Invisalign® has had such a positive effect on so many people. Invisalign overcomes many of the issues that make getting braces a challenge. One of the primary concerns people have about getting braces is the aesthetic impact of the metalwork on their smile. Wearing unattractive metal braces for long periods of time can be discouraging. Invisalign® corrects the same dental problems as traditional metal braces do, with the only differences being that Invisalign® trays are almost invisible to the naked eye and can be removed at will.

Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of custom-made aligning trays. A dentist changes the trays every several weeks to fit new tooth configurations. Typically, the visual progress being made can be seen between appointments. Teens love the fact that Invisalign® trays can be temporarily removed for important occasions, like a prom or family event. And because Invisalign® alignment trays can be removed at any time, people that use them can continue to eat the foods they enjoy without concern. The system is designed for minimal interruption to their busy lifestyles.

Invisalign® has revolutionized orthodontics because it’s the most comfortable, convenient way to a perfect, straight smile. Not only do the trays straighten teeth quickly, but they also can correct issues such as overcrowded teeth, large gaps between teeth, overbite, underbite and crossbite.

Invisalign® also is preferable to veneers in many cases because unlike veneers, Invisalign® straightens teeth. Veneers are thin covers that a dentist permanently affixes to teeth. The teeth must be etched beforehand, meaning that to remove dental veneers, an alternative covering must be constructed. In addition to being expensive, veneers can break and often last for less than 20 years.

The numbers speak for themselves. Teens with Invisalign® are twice as likely to experience a boost in self-esteem than those wearing traditional braces do. Teens can also shape their smiles up to 50 percent faster with Invisalign®.

Windsor Dental Center is one of a few select providers to have the status of being an Invisalign® Premier Provider. In addition, we use the iTero®scanning unit, which allows patients to see simulated versions of their smiles before beginning their Invisalign® treatments. Digitally scanning the patient’s mouth also eliminates the uncomfortable process of making impressions while providing better outcomes and a better patient experience.

While teens embrace the benefits of Invisalign®, it’s the perfect solution for creating a beautiful smile no matter what stage of life you’re in. 

Call us for a no-fee simulation of how your smile can easily be improved at 845-565-6677. Learn more about Windsor Dental

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