Finding out you need orthodontic treatment as a teen can seem like a social fiasco waiting to happen until you find out the reasons teens choose clear aligners like Invisalign and Spark. Chances are, you’ve already seen other teens sporting a smile-in-progress with clear aligner treatment and didn’t even notice. Though the most common time for orthodontic treatment at Freelove Orthodontics & Smile Design is during adolescence, between the ages of 11-16, a mouth full of metal is rarely an experience met with enthusiasm. Thankfully, our teen patients in Kent, WA have alternative options to metal brackets and wires. Dr. Freelove and his skilled team can correct a wide range of orthodontic problems, from overbites and crossbites to gaps and crowding, with innovative treatment from Invisalign and Spark clear aligners. Let’s check out why our teen patients choose clear aligners to create their stunning smiles!
Can’t my orthodontic treatment wait until I’m older?
By the time you reach your teen years, you have lost most of the teeth you will lose, and your final molars begin to grow in to create a more mature smile. Many common bite and alignment issues are known by this point, and you may have even gone through early treatment already to widen your palate or remove stubborn “baby” teeth that could’ve caused spacing concerns later. Now, you are able to see the cosmetic concerns that affect your confidence.
While achieving an aesthetic smile is a common reason our patients look to orthodontic treatment, the benefits go beyond having a selfie-ready smile. Bite and teeth alignment can cause other issues like headaches, trouble breathing and sleeping, and even make brushing and flossing difficult, which can lead to plaque buildup and gum disease like gingivitis.
Why should I choose Clear Aligners like Invisalign or Spark?
When it comes to choices, we know you want the option that will most fit your personal needs, whether they are functional or aesthetic. Dr. Freelove’s clear aligners from Invisalign and Spark are custom-made to fit you and only you! These clear, removable trays gradually shift your teeth in line to give you a smile you can feel proud of. Invisalign and Spark aligners empower you to straighten your smile without disrupting your routine.
To be fitted for clear aligners, Dr. Freelove will take X-rays and photos of your teeth to develop a 3D image of your mouth. That means, no goopy impressions and a perfect fit. After reviewing your 3D image, Dr. Freelove can use 3D time-lapse technology to predict your entire treatment plan from start to finish. Your custom series of aligners will be 3D printed for laser-precision smile creation!
Having a smile you can, well, smile about, is a big factor in a lot of people’s self-confidence. As a teen, the social pressure and constant selfies you scroll through daily can leave you struggling to put yourself out there or go after the things you want. While traditional metal braces are a great solution to your alignment issues, the appearance of a metal-clad look can leave you feeling more insecure than before. With clear aligners, you can work on your smile concerns without being concerned about your smile in the process. The nearly invisible appearance of clear aligners makes your orthodontic treatment so discreet even your closest friends will hardly notice they’re there.
Clear aligners from Invisalign and Spark provide the flexibility your life needs. While you are restricted in what you can eat with bracket-and-wire style treatment, clear aligners are removed for eating and drinking, making your options as endless as if you weren’t in treatment at all. Just make sure to brush and floss after eating and before putting your clear aligners back in to ensure plaque can’t build up. This removability also makes brushing, flossing, and general hygiene much easier to maintain.
Our experienced Freelove Orthodontics & Smile Design team knows how busy your teen life can get. Between school and homework, extra-curricular, part-time jobs, and finding time for your friends and family, you don’t have the time to spare for the complications and office visits that come with traditional orthodontic treatment with braces. With your entire treatment process premade from the 3D imaging technology, you will need to see Dr. Freelove for fewer checkups and adjustment appointments aren’t necessary because there are no wires or brackets to break. After your initial appointment, you can expect appointments every eight to twenty weeks.
Spark Clear Aligners
Spark clear aligners from Freelove Orthodontics & Smile Design are made with a unique material called TruGen. This material makes your experience more comfortable while being designed to be more stain-resistant and more transparent than its competitors, so no one will even know you’re being treated. The TruGen technology is proven to provide greater sustained retention, which is a key factor impacting aligner predictability. This level of assurance allows Dr. Freelove to create a treatment plan that is most effective and is less likely to need adjustments as time goes on.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
The Invisalign treatment system is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Invisalign uses advanced 3D computer imaging technology to show you what your smile will look like when you’re done on your first day of treatment. Similar to the post-braces retainer trays they evolved from, Invisalign clear aligners fit comfortably over your teeth and make minor adjustments over time for patients needing simple corrections as well as for patients who have mild to moderate dental problems like misaligned teeth, large overbite, no jaw alignment problems, or those who have gaps in their front teeth- an open bite. With this anonymous treatment option, your smile is the only thing they’ll see.
Freelove Orthodontics & Smile Design is Clearly the best choice for treatment!
At Freelove Orthodontics & Smile Design, our team understands that kids, teens, and adults all have different dental needs, so we give each patient the personal care they need and deserve. We work diligently for you to make sure you receive the most appropriate treatment at our inviting Kent office.
Start your journey towards a healthy and confident new smile today by scheduling your FREE consultation with our expert team! We can’t wait to make you smile!