New “Invisible” Orthodontic Options
New “Invisible” Orthodontic Options are a Popular Option for Younger Patients !
The makers of the Invisalign technology report that in the last two years, the volume of teen and tween patients grew faster than that of adults. A trend we are also seeing here at Turó Park Medical and Dental Center in Barcelona. Our specially-trained, English-speaking orthodontist Dr. Madeline Smit, thinks Invisalign is a great option for many teens.
The Top Ten Reasons Why Barcelona’s Teenagers Like Invisalign Better than Braces:
1- Invisalign can effectively treat the most common orthodontic reasons teenagers need orthodontics
- crowded teeth
- cross bite
- gap teeth
2- Teens can take out the aligners so that they look their best for their selfies and Instagram posts.
3- Innovative materials and digital imaging make aligners more comfortable with less pain and sore spots on gums, tongue or cheeks.
4- When worn consistently for the recommended 22 hours per day, Invisalign can straighten teeth within 6-18 months, compared to the average 2 years traditional braces can take.
5- Traditional braces can make it difficult for aspiring musicians to play wind instruments such as the flute. With Invisalign, the aligners can be removed for rehearsals and concerts to help you sound your best!
6- Aligners can be removed for sports, not getting in the way of mouthguards or athletic performance.
7- Parents don’t have to nag teens about what they can and can’t eat with their metal braces. Teens can just take out the aligners to eat whatever they choose.
8- It is easier to brush, floss, and clean teeth after eating when you can remove aligners, avoiding any embarrassing lunch-room “brace-face” disasters.
9- Better oral hygiene with Invisalign reduces the chances of staining, bad breath, or tooth decay that can happen if teens can’t adequately clean or floss around metal wires and braces.
10 – Treatment with clear aligners can be combined with traditional braces shortening the length of time a teen has to have a “metal mouth.”
The path to a new smile begins with a free consultation with our English-speaking orthodontist. During your first exam, Dr. Smit will help develop your customized treatment plan. If you would like to learn more about Invisalign Teen, or if you just have general orthodontic questions, she would be happy to talk with you in our state-of-the-art facility. Schedule your free consultation or give our conveniently-located clinic a call +34932529729.