Leading psychology magazine, Psychology Today, published an article that claims the dramatic neural growth experienced by a teenage brain has a knock-on effect in behaviour. The part of the brain which controls self-evaluation is heavily affected, which is one of the reasons why teenagers appear to be so obsessed with their looks.
Hormone changes, bringing pimples, acne and alterations to the skin and hair obviously don’t help a person’s confidence either. When it comes to feeling good about how you look; teenagers are vulnerable and prone to negative thoughts about their appearance.
You can help your teen in Stockport by supporting them in getting their teeth straightened (if having crooked teeth is a problem) – but by not opting for the (often cheaper) option of traditional fixed metal ‘traintrack’ braces.
Your well-meaning actions could actually cause your teen more distress. Braces such as these naturally attract more negative attention than having crooked teeth, even though they are temporary and will result in a more attractive future smile.
There is an alternative. Invisalign braces are clear braces that are so discreet they are virtually invisible. Instead of consisting of brackets bonded to the teeth, they are constructed from translucent thermoplastic aligner trays, which fit nicely over the teeth in much the same way a mouthguard does. Each tray is changed every few weeks, once the teeth have shifted subtly in position. When the final tray is removed, your teenagers’ teeth should be perfectly straight and his or her smile should be more attractive.
The Invisalign braces we fit here in Stockport can correct a variety of alignment issues. In order to discover whether your teen is a suitable candidate for Invisalign treatment, you need to arrange a consultation with our orthodontist.
Once you get the green light, not only will your teen receive straighter teeth and a more attractive smile, but for duration of the he treatment period, he or she shouldn’t feel self-conscious about wearing braces.
Invisalign braces are extremely discreet. They should be removed at meal times and when the teeth need to be brushed. This means if your teen goes out for a meal with friends, he or she won’t even be wearing the braces!
You can ensure that your child is compliant and wearing Invisalign braces for the requisite 20 hours in any 24-hour period, by means of a blue dot indicator system on the side of the aligner tray. This will demonstrate to you that each new tray is being fitted within the expected timeframe and is therefore not costing you more money in extended treatment time.
To find out more about the revolutionary Invisalign braces system that we provide here at our Stockport practice, please give our reception team a call to book a consultation with our orthodontic dentist. Over 4 million customers have been fitted with Invisalign braces worldwide and as a brand they are increasing dramatically in popularity.
Don’t add to your teenager’s troubles by insisting on fixed braces. Find out more about Invisalign before you make your decision. Dental finance plans are in place to help you spread the cost of your payments.