Miami, Fl (PressExposure) July 29, 2011 -- It is proven that a healthy smile plays an important role in self-esteem. At the same time, the discomfort and appearance of traditional metal braces has meant that for many teens, the road to a straighter smile was full of embarrassment and pain. The revolutionary technology of Invisalign has become the preferred method for Miami teens to improve their teeth discreetly and comfortably.
Dr. Derek Sanders, a Miami orthodontist at Orthodontics Only, reports that Invisalign clear aligners have become one of the most requested forms of orthodontic treatment among teens in his practice. Many patients needing braces in Miami are now able to avoid the embarrassment of being a "brace face" by correcting their smile invisibly. While sometimes called invisible braces, Miami orthodontist Dr. Sanders explains that Invisalign is different than braces. Teeth are gradually shifted into proper alignment through the use of a series of clear removable trays. Compared to conventional metal braces, Invisalign is very comfortable. And of course, there is no comparison when it comes to the aesthetic superiority of Invisalign over metal braces: the clear trays win hands down. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible.
Teens experience better self-esteem while wearing Invisalign. They know that they are working towards the long-term goal of a straighter, healthier smile, while in the meantime, they do not have anything detracting from their appearance. This is important because teenagers are so image-conscious. Invisalign trays are intended to be worn for up to twenty-two hours per day, but they can easily be removed for eating, drinking, and brushing teeth. What this means to teens is no more food stuck in their teeth in the school cafeteria or other embarrassing moments caused by metal braces. In addition, Invisalign can be removed for special events such as prom, allowing the teen to look and feel his or her best for the occasion. Dr. Sanders of Orthodontics Only has found that this makes his teen patients very happy.
Miami Invisalign specialist Dr. Sanders notes that the clear aligners have additional benefits. For some patients, treatment time with Invisalign can be as short as six to eighteen months. Not only that, but patients do not have to adhere to the limited diet that is required when wearing metal braces. Teens can eat all of their favorite hard or crunchy foods when being treated with Invisalign. The ease of removing the trays to care for teeth also helps to avoid potential problems such as tooth discoloration that sometimes occurs because of the difficulties involved in thoroughly cleaning teeth while wearing metal braces. Simply put, Invisalign is more practical for the lifestyle of a teenager, both in terms of care and self-image.
Derek A. Sanders, DDS MDS
9485 SW 72nd Street, Suite A100
Miami, FL 33173