Adolescence can be a traumatic time in the life of a teen today. Like never before, you are pressured to take perfect selfies, have flawless skin, and maintain model-like figures. If your teeth are noticeably crooked or unevenly spaced, it can cause harassment and contribute to low self-esteem. You have several options, traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces and Invisalign Teen®. What orthodontic treatment will improve your self-image the best?
As you can see, you’re not alone. But you have options. You can turn your teen years around and feel confident and proud of your smile. We’re sure your parents will want that for you too.
Does Your Smile Make You Self-Conscious?
Many teens are self-conscious not only about their teeth but also the treatments used to fix them. Traditional metal or even clear braces draw attention to the part of your appearance you don’t want anyone to notice. Not to mention, that brackets and wires can cause mouth irritation and sores. If you choose braces, you may need to make adjustments to your lifestyle if you:
- love eating popcorn (no more movie treats for you!)
- enjoy physical sports (you do not want a ball to the face!)
- play a musical instrument (you’ve spent years perfecting your embouchure!)
If you’re not ready to make those kinds of commitments, you have one option left.
Why Choose Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen’s clear plastic aligners are nearly invisible and can be easily removed, unlike traditional braces. Think about the freedom that can give you:
- avoid injury while playing your favorite sport
- no restrictions on the food you can eat safely
- no school photos or selfies that reveal your orthodontic treatments
- brush and floss your teeth normally
Still not sure Invisalign is right for you? Dr. Zuroff, your Tri-Cities Orthodontist, invites you to get the 411 on how Invisalign can give you a great smile without having to deal with metal braces. Download The Ultimate Patient’s Guide to Invisalign Teen and learn everything you wanted to learn and more.
How Can I Convince My Parents?
This is your life. You only get one. It’s time to take control and boost your self-esteem. In only 18 months you can be brimming with confidence with a beautiful, straight smile. Your parents may be the only ones you need to convince.
Explain your feelings honestly to your parents. Educating yourself about all the options, and the benefits of Invisalign for your lifestyle will show them how seriously you will take their investment in your smile. Here are some facts to include in your conversation with your mom and dad:
- Invisalign Teen costs the same as traditional braces
- Fewer appointments to the orthodontist are required
- No emergency visits required fixing broken wires or brackets
- Maintaining a daily routine of brushing and flossing is easier
- Up to 6 free replacement aligners are available
How to Choose the Right Orthodontist
For the best results, selecting an experienced doctor can make all the difference. A pediatric orthodontist may be Invisalign-trained, but each has different levels of experience correcting smiles. How can you determine their experience? Invisalign rates dentists based on the number of patients they have treated with aligners. The ranking ranges from Preferred, Premier, Elite, and Top 1%.
Dr. Zuroff has achieved the status of Elite Provider by Invisalign so you are in the best hands. He has been doing Invisalign since it was originally developed in 2001 and has experienced tremendous results with teenagers. As an Invisalign orthodontist in Kennewick, he can evaluate your specific issues on your initial consultation and provide a second opinion if you were rejected by a different orthodontist.
Creating beautiful smiles no matter how challenging is what we do!
Schedule a Complimentary Consultation Today
As a new patient, you can take advantage of our exciting new promotion to receive a FREE initial consultation. The friendly team at Zuroff Orthodontics will make you feel comfortable and pampered as we discuss your smile, explain your treatment options and provide the information you need to make a wise decision about your oral health.
Call our Washington Tri-Cities office at 509-735-7772 and start building your self-confidence today!