When children reach the age of 12 or 13, there are a great many of them that suddenly develop silver lines on their teeth and an awkward ways of talking. Of course, that means they are wearing braces and, until they leave high school, they are accepted as part of adolescence in America. That does not mean they necessarily love the way they look with them on their teeth or enjoy having to avoid eating caramel or popcorn (at least most of the time) or the agony of having their braces tightened every few weeks by their orthodontist. But despite the pain and inconvenience, the reward of having beautifully straight teeth is worth the price most of the time.
That being said, however, these conspicuous silver lines are not always an option if the child is really young or really old, such as in college, the embarrassment of being seen in braces may be too much for the reward of straight teeth or perhaps for some other reason they really are not practical. Fortunately, over the last few years a new bracing technique has been developed for those who literally cannot have, or do not want, the silver braces on their teeth. This technique is called Invisalign and it works by having clear molded aligners cut precisely to realign the teeth bit by bit until they straighten up, just like traditional braces. The advantage to choosing Invisalign in Hagerstown MD is that these aligners are practically invisible so no metal railroad tracks are across the teeth. Also, another advantage is that these can come on and off, so if they want to eat something that regular brace-wearers cannot, or if they need to have a clean-toothed smile, they can simply remove the aligners and the teeth look perfectly normal.
There are other advantages as well to choosing Invisalign in Hagerstown MD over traditional silver braces. Traditional braces can cause a lot of pain and discomfort to other areas of the mouth including cheeks, lips, and tongue because those sharp metal edges dig into sensitive areas. Invisalign in Hagerstown MD prevents those sorts of things completely because they are smooth plastic and do not have any parts to irritate the rest of the mouth. Also, sometimes because cleaning and flossing teeth is so difficult with traditional braces, there can actually be a greater risk of staining and cavities. Invisalign in Hagerstown MD prevents this completely because the aligners are removed and then the teeth can be tended to in the traditional way, much faster and more thoroughly than with braces.
When there is some reason that traditional braces are not a good choice for your teenager, you should check into getting Invisalign in Hagerstown MD.