Why Get Invisalign Teen This Summer?

Why Get Invisalign Teen This Summer?
Posted on 06/14/2019
Why Get Invisalign Teen This Summer?

With summer vacation on the way in and school on its way out, the average teenager is looking forward to sleeping in, spending time with friends, and enjoying freedom from homework, due dates, and test prep. Probably the last thing any teen is thinking about is teeth, right? But maybe you should! It might surprise you to know that summer is actually the perfect time to get to your dentist’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 treatment this summer!

Appointment Flexibility

Summer vacation means more free time; ergo, greater flexibility to schedule appointments with Blue Stone Hills Dentistry at our Harrisonburg, VA office. It’s important to keep in mind that after you receive your first Invisalign aligners, you will still need to come in every 4 - 8 weeks for regular checkups so that your dentist 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 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 dentist maps out these movements when he or she 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 treatment in order to get effective and timely results. Wearing them for less time than directed by your dentist can result in an extended treatment time. Summer can help you get used to this time commitment. 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 treatment, you can ask your dentist!

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 journey toward a new smile 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 dentist.

Start Your Summer off Right with Blue Stone Hills Dentistry

Starting your Invisalign 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 on our website. And if you’re interested in getting started with this amazing treatment, contact our Harrisonburg, VA office today. Our doctors and their dental team will be happy to start your summer off with great smiles and the promise of an even better one in the future with Invisalign Teen!

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