Dental implants can make a smile look fabulous – I know I have them. However, if you are just thinking about getting them, you may have a lot of questions. You may be wondering how smoking affects implants, whether or not wine will stain them, if they can be whitened or other concerns. I also know from experience that it can be intimidating to ask some of these questions to your dentist. In my dental implant blog, I am going to answer the questions that can be hard to ask. I hope you find the info you need in this blog and that it guides you to the right decision about dental implants. Thanks for reading!
There is nothing more fragile than a hormonal teenager, so when a teen is told their teeth need braces, some act as if it is the end of the world. However, there is an alternative to traditional braces such as invisible teeth aligners. ClearCorrect is a brand of invisible teeth aligner and is highly recommended for self-conscious people like teenagers for several reasons. Consider these positive benefits of ClearCorrect aligners when discussing teeth alignment with your teenage child.
Unlike traditional braces which are immediately obvious once the mouth is open, invisible aligners are as close to invisible as you can get. Invisible aligners are made of a thermoplastic material which is free of BPAs. This means the aligner is safe to wear in the mouth 24 hours per day and the wearer is not exposed to any toxicity within the plastic. The aligners are see-through and slip over the teeth. Therefore, when they are worn, it is difficult to see them unless a person is looking closely. This "invisibility" means there is less chance of your teenager being self-conscious about their smile during treatment because there is no metal or wires to be seen.
Removable For Eating
One of the tough parts of wearing fixed braces is that once they are on, then only a dentist can remove them. This leads to one of the biggest frustrations which are food particles getting trapped in the braces and the need for that food to be carefully removed after each meal. ClearCorrect aligners do not have this problem because they can be easily removed each time food is eaten. Your teenager can slip the aligner out, eat their food, rinse out any remaining food particles and then slip their aligner back in. There is no fuss involved, which is how teenagers like things to be.
Removable For Teeth Cleaning
As well as being easily removed for eating, aligners are also easily removed for teeth cleaning. Compared to the time spent brushing and flossing around teeth which have traditional braces on them, teeth encased in ClearCorrect aligners are brushed and flossed as quickly as teeth with no dental braces. Considering that teenagers are not known for their love of spending time on hygiene, this speedy teeth cleaning means it is more likely to get done.
Teeth realignment must be done if recommended by a dentist so that your child does not experience more complicated dental issues at a later time. Have a chat with a local dentist and your teenager about ClearCorrect aligners so that the benefits of these can be fully examined and discussed.