Everyone wants straight teeth and everyone always has. Archeologists have unearthed mummies with dental gear and found manuscripts that talk about teeth straightening methods. These days, there are two main approaches to teeth straightening: braces and Invisalign. If your teen wishes to have straight teeth, which will you choose? At Parkcrest Dental Group, our orthodontist in Springfield, MO, offers both braces and Invisalign, but we think Invisalign tends to offer a better choice to teens. Let the Parkcrest Dental Group team tell you why.
If your teen plays any sports, then braces can become a serious nuisance. If a ball or another player hits your teenager in the mouth, it can send them to the orthodontist for new brackets or new wires. Not to mention, this can cause them severe pain. When you choose Invisalign with Parkcrest Dental Group, you choose to allow your teen to play sports without fear of damaging expensive orthodontic equipment and without fear of hurting themselves. Traditional braces don’t only hurt more during collisions; they also make your teeth and gums more sore after each round of tightening.
Being a teenager is difficult work. Aside from teenagers themselves, no one knows that better than you, their parents. Braces are the one thing that can bring down your teenager’s self-esteem even more than crooked teeth. Other kids can be pretty harsh and braces call attention to themselves in ways Invisalign doesn’t. Your child will feel more confident in himself or herself while wearing Invisalign.