Is Invisalign Right for Your Child?

With all of the problems young people face, having crooked teeth shouldn’t be one of them. However, when it comes to correcting teeth, sometimes the solution is worse than the problem. Traditional metal braces can be uncomfortable and unattractive, leaving your teen with the choice of hiding their smiles or having months or years of metal wires in their mouths. Fortunately, there is another way to set your teen’s smile straight without the encumbrance of traditional braces.

Our expert dentists at Advanced Dental Care, located in Austin, Texas, specialize in Invisalign® aligners. We’re dedicated to giving your teen a smile they can show off without sacrificing their comfort or confidence. 

Is Invisalign Teen right for your child?

We think yes! Invisalign Teen aligners address most bite problems, straighten crooked teeth, and close gaps. They offer many other benefits that traditional braces don’t. Here are just a few of the reasons we believe Invisalign aligners are the best option for your child when it comes to improving their smile:

They’re invisible

Most teens cringe when confronted with the prospect of wearing metal braces. Braces are garish and unattractive. The virtually invisible appearance of Invisalign is what makes it so appealing to teens. The customized trays are made from clear plastic, so your teen can straighten their teeth without their friends knowing. 

They’re comfortable

Because Invisalign Teen aligners are made from plastic, they’re much more comfortable than traditional braces. Our dentists make an exact mold of your child’s teeth so the trays are custom-made and comfortable to wear. 

The trays also correct your teen’s teeth gradually with a series of trays replaced every two weeks. There’s no need for a trip to our office to tighten wires. 

They’re easy to take care of

With braces, your teen has to be diligent with frequent brushing and flossing. Invisalign Teen aligners, on the other hand, are removable and easy to clean. As long as your child keeps up with a regular dental hygiene routine, their aligners and teeth will stay clean. 

They’re safe

Metal braces can be particularly troublesome to wear, especially if your child is an athlete. A hit in the mouth can cause damage to your child’s lips, cheeks, and gums. Invisalign Teen aligners are plastic and won’t cause additional injury if they’re bumped.  

They fit better into your teen’s lifestyle

To teens, getting braces means giving up some of their favorite foods. Sticky, crunchy, and hard foods are essentially off-limits with metal braces. Invisalign Teen aligners allow your child to eat and drink whatever they want because the trays are removable. Just make sure your teen’s teeth are clean before they put the aligners back in. 


If your child is embarrassed by or frustrated with an imperfect smile, look no further than Invisalign Teen aligners. If you’d like more information or would like to get started with a consultation, call our office or schedule an appointment online today.

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