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Coming out of hiding with Invisalign

Do you find yourself hiding your smile because you have crooked teeth or gaps in your smile? Everyone of your friends seems to have perfect teeth except for you.

It’s actually very common for teenagers to have teeth issues such as overcrowding, a big overbite, or a gappy smile. Conventional metal braces are one way to treat these concerns. But did you know Invisalign Teen is a virtually invisible way to resolve many tooth straightening issues?

Crowded teeth

Crowded teeth can sometimes make your smile look crooked, which is why you might feel self-conscious about smiling. Brushing and flossing properly can also be a challenge, as it’s difficult to get into all the nooks and crannies between crooked teeth.

Overbite

An overbite is where your top teeth stick out further than your bottom teeth. An overbite can cause a lot of wear to your lower teeth and damage your gums. Correcting this is important, and Invisalign Teen can play a big part in this.

Tooth gaps

If your teeth are smaller than those of your friends, you may have a “gappy” smile. Missing some of your adult teeth can also leave big spaces in your smile. Invisalign Teen is great option to fix a gappy smile.

The good news is Invisalign Teen can treat many of these conditions. So why then are some people not suited to Invisalign? The main reasons you may not be suitable for Invisalign Teen are:

 

  • You have severely crowded teeth

  • You have a big overbite or underbite

  • You have obvious facial asymmetry

  • You have really twisted or tilted teeth

 

It’s not that Invisalign Teen can’t be used in these situations, only that it can take longer than with conventional braces. Braces provide better control in positioning teeth that are more difficult to move.

It’s definitely worth asking your Profilo° doctor whether Invisalign Teen is right for you – you have nothing to lose. Be prepared that Invisalign might not be suited to you, but we’ll provide you with all of your options to get the best results from your treatment.

To find out more about Invisalign Teen, download our free ebook "A great smile without braces".