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The Best Age for Kids to Wear Braces

Irregular teeth growth is a common problem among adolescents. However, many teenagers choose not to have their teeth fixed because traditional metal braces can be very uncomfortable and painful to wear. What is worse, they might also be bullied because of the way they look when wearing them.

As a parent who is concerned about their teen’s dental health, it’s not be a good idea for you to force your child into having braces.

Recently, there has been a lot of buzz about Invisalign braces. This innovative product is perhaps one of the most popular brands of invisible braces, a state-of-the-art treatment that effectively aligns teeth faster than metal braces.  

Invisalign helps boost self-confidence

Teeth are among the physical features that may increase a child’s chances of getting bullied, according to a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Teenagers wearing metal braces are often teased with names such as brace face, metal mouth or train tracks.

Invisalign uses clear and invisible aligners so people won’t likely notice that your teen is wearing them. They are on-trendy and (there’s no other word for it) cool. They can confidently smile knowing that no one can see that they are undergoing orthodontic treatment.

With Invisalign, your teen will be able to attend various social events like proms, house parties and even go out on dates without fear of being laughed at because of ugly metal braces.

Become more responsible

Invisalign braces have to be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day for an average of one to three years. The braces also need to be taken out when eating and cleaned thoroughly every day.

Treating irregular teeth growth with Invisalign requires commitment and compliance that can make your teen more responsible. They will develop a routine of cleaning and taking care of their braces, as well as being conscious of not losing them. These little responsibilities develop their sense of responsibility in the long run.


Invisalign may be a bit more expensive than traditional braces but many dental clinics today offer flexible and affordable payment plans that will help cushion the expenses. Besides, the benefits of having Invisalign far outweigh the costs.

Invisalign braces are a lot less painful and more comfortable to wear than traditional braces. They align teeth faster with fewer required visits to the clinic.

Unlike metal braces, there is no discomfort involved when eating because your teen can simply remove their Invisalign braces and enjoy any type of food. Invisalign braces are made of plastic and can be easily and thoroughly cleaned.

Choose a cool clinic

To ensure that your teen receives the best possible Invisalign treatment for their irregular teeth growth, it is best to choose a clinic that understands and appreciates their needs.

Casey Dentists believe that developing a complete understanding of our patients’ dental concerns, fears and anxieties will contribute to a positive dental experience. We provide an outstanding level of service and commitment to our patients by using the latest technologies available for dentistry.

Contact us today to have your teen’s teeth assessed. Request for an appointment by clicking here.