Why Get Invisalign Teen This Summer?

Why Get Invisalign Teen This Summer?
Posted on 07/03/2019
Why Get Invisalign Teen This Summer?

With summer in full swing and school in the rear view mirror, the average teenager is now enjoying the vacation benefits of sleeping in, spending time with friends, and living free of homework. If you’re a teen, probably the last thing you’re thinking about is orthodontic treatment, right? But maybe you should! It might surprise you to know that summer is actually the perfect time to get to your orthodontist’s office and get started on a healthier, straighter smile with Invisalign Teen.

Invisalign Teen is a version of renowned Invisalign treatment designated specifically for adolescents. This system of clear aligners is a great alternative to traditional braces and here are 3 great reasons why you should start your Invisalign Teen orthodontic treatment this summer!

Appointment Flexibility

Summer vacation means more free time; ergo, greater flexibility to schedule appointments with Dr. Dann Orthodontics at our Winter Park or Orlando, FL office. It’s important to keep in mind that after you receive your first Invisalign Teen aligners, you will still need to come in every 4 - 8 weeks for regular checkups so that your orthodontist can ensure that the treatment is proceeding as planned. As you may imagine, it’s much easier to get into the habit of this routine over the summer while you have great availability. This will help you ease into your Invisalign Teen treatment without having to initially work office visits around your school schedule.

More Time to Get Used to Your Aligners

While Invisalign is much easier to adjust to than traditional braces, the aligner system does have a slight learning curve. The first step to completing this orthodontic treatment is to understand how Invisalign works. Similar to braces, Invisalign moves your teeth through controlled force, however with Invisalign, the timing is split into stages with only certain teeth being allowed to move during any given stage. Your orthodontist maps out these movements when he designs your aligners and your unique treatment. Different aligners are given to you for different stages of your treatment process, thus moving you closer to your final smile.

What makes Invisalign so great for teens is that the aligners are removable, which means that there are no restrictions on food and maintaining dental hygiene is easy as ever. Keep in mind though, aligners must be kept in for 20 - 22 hours each day throughout the entirety of your orthodontic treatment in order to get effective and timely results. Wearing them for less time than directed by your orthodontist can result in an extended treatment time. Summer can help you get used to this. While Invisalign Teen is much easier to adjust to in general, without any homework or quizzes to weigh you down, summer is the ideal time to perfect your routine when it comes to wearing your aligners. If you have any questions regarding good practices throughout your orthodontic treatment, you can ask your orthodontist or visit our Invisalign frequently asked questions page.

More Time to Focus on Hygiene

During the school year, maintaining a regular brushing and flossing routine can be difficult. Late night study sessions can leave you too tired to want to even think about brushing adequately, let alone flossing before bed. Furthermore, not only can it be difficult to maintain a proper oral hygiene routine while school is in session, with traditional braces these tasks can take even more care and attention that you don’t have time for. So, why not double down on simplification by starting your orthodontic treatment in the summer with Invisalign Teen?

Not only will this tactic be taking advantage of your freer schedule, the ease of proper oral hygiene that comes with Invisalign is a huge bonus. Simply remove your aligners to brush and floss as you would normally. Cleaning your aligners afterward is a breeze too; just use a toothbrush with water, or whatever Invisalign aligner cleaning process is recommended by your orthodontist.

Start Your Summer off Right with Dr. Dann Orthodontics

Starting your orthodontic treatment this summer has many benefits. You will be well adjusted to your new oral/dental routines by the time school recommences in all ways, and you’ll have gotten a jump-start on a straighter, more confident smile for later in the school year. You can learn more about Invisalign Teen on our website. And if you’re interested in getting a head start on your orthodontic treatment with amazing Invisalign Teen, contact our Winter Park or Orlando, FL office today. Dr. Dann and his team of highly skilled orthodontic specialists are happy to start your summer off with great smiles and the promise of an even better one in the future with Invisalign Teen!