Summer is a great time for teens to begin their Invisalign treatment so that they can get used to the aligners at home. In today’s blog, learn more about the best reasons to begin Invisalign treatment once school lets out.
1. Have Plenty of Time to Get Used to the Aligners
Invisalign treatment includes a series of clear plastic aligners that are essentially invisible. Though no one will be able to see your teen’s Invisalign braces, he or she may feel a little self-conscious at first. By starting treatment in the summer, your teen will have plenty of time to get used to the look and feel of the aligners before returning to school in the fall.
2. Develop an Invisalign Routine
Generally, Invisalign aligners are incredibly easy to care for, but your teen may need a bit of time to develop a comfortable routine. Aligners should be removed when eating or drinking, and your teen should carefully place them in water in order to keep them clean and sterile. Additionally, it’s important to clean the aligners regularly using a denture cleaner, Invisalign care kit, or toothbrush.
3. Miss Fewer Classes for Appointments
Your teen will need to come in initially for a consultation before we can recommend Invisalign treatment. Next, he or she will need to have the aligners fitted. We strive to make these appointments as brief and painless as possible, but it is helpful to start them during the summer so that your teen won’t miss too much school time. During your teen’s Invisalign treatment, he or she will need to come in for quick update appointments once every six weeks. These appointments are usually very brief, and the staff at ADC Dental will do everything we can to make sure your teen’s school schedule is interrupted as little as possible.
4. Continue Enjoying a Normal Diet and Oral Care Routine
Fortunately, there’s no need for teens to alter their diets during Invisalign treatment. They can still enjoy the same foods and drinks they normally consume, which means they’ll have plenty of chances to indulge in ice cream and other cool treats during the summer. However, because it’s important to remove the aligners before eating or drinking, it is helpful for many teens to get used to the process at home instead of having to handle it while at school.
5. Start Improving Oral Health Right Away
Teeth that are out of place can heighten your teen’s risk of periodontal disease and tooth loss. Fortunately, Invisalign corrects problems with his or her alignment, jaw, and bite. Once you’ve decided that Invisalign is the right solution for your teen, it’s a good idea to get started right away. The summer season offers the perfect opportunity for teens to start improving the quality of their oral health.
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