Your teen may want the latest gadget or trendy item, but Christmas is the perfect time to give a gift that endures far longer than tech toys that quickly become outdated or other momentary whims and wants. Your child’s smile will follow them through life, and a good smile has been shown to improve everything from job prospects to romantic partnerships.
Giving the gift of Invisalign to your teen this holiday season is an investment in their future and self esteem — a heartfelt gift that will keep giving for a lifetime.
The Benefits of Invisalign for Teens
When weighing the pros and cons of Invisalign compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign comes with some clear advantages for teens, who are at a critical point in their social and emotional development. Your teen is already experiencing fluctuating self-esteem and discovering who they are and what image they want to present to the world. Being burdened with braces and bulky orthodontic devices can become an obstacle in an already delicate time.
The most obvious reason to opt for Invisalign for your teen is the fact that the treatment is nearly unnoticeable. Your teen can attain a straighter smile and correct any alignment issue without advertising the fact that they need the help of a dental professional.
Beyond the aesthetics, Invisalign may actually prove gentler and more appropriate for certain smile issues, particularly if your teen has already had dental work done to improve the functionality of their teeth.
Giving The Gift of Invisalign
The gift of Invisalign may not look pretty wrapped up under the tree on Christmas morning, but it will give the same amount of cheer (if not more!). If you’re determined to give your teen the best smile possible, it’s time to do some research.
Start by reading Invisalign reviews by other parents to see what challenges they faced when their teen began treatment. For example, some teens who are active in sports may need extra attention while others who are forgetful may need prompting to wear their devices.
Then, find an Invisalign doctor who will work with you and your teen to make the treatment process as easy and painless as possible. Not all dentists and orthodontists that offer Invisalign work with teens, so it’s a good idea to look around and determine your best options. When you find a dentist you like, book an appointment for your teen to get an evaluation and fitting for their treatment.
Finding an Invisalign Doctor
Be prepared with a list of questions when you speak to a doctor about making an appointment to gift your favorite teen Invisalign treatments this holiday season. While a determination of the suitability of the treatment for your child can’t be made without an actual office visit, it’s possible to establish the basics when calling in to book your slot.
Some good questions to ask include:
- Do you work with teenage patients?
- Do you feel comfortable treating teenage patients with my teen’s specific dental issues?
- How long have you provided Invisalign treatments?
- Do you have a provider ranking with Invisalign?
- Does my teen’s prior dental work preclude treatment with Invisalign?
- What kind of time commitment would Invisalign treatment require from me and my teen?
- How does your office handle emergencies should one arise?
While each teen is different, you may be able to get a good idea of whether Invisalign is the right fit for your teen by asking questions and being prepared to supply details when booking your appointment and at your teen’s first visit.
Ready to Book An Appointment?
The offices of Drs. Krieger and Hur make cosmetic dentistry easy and convenient, often completing procedures the same day! When your smile needs perfecting, but your time is limited, give us a call at 201-560-0606 or email us here and we’ll get you fast-tracked back to eye-catching confidence.
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