Alternative to Braces for Teens

Our dentist may recommend clear aligner therapy as an alternative to traditional braces. Clear aligners are very popular among teenagers and working professionals as they allow you to maintain a natural appearance throughout treatment.

Unlike braces, which rely on metal brackets and wires to move your teeth, clear aligners are custom-made using comfortable plastic material. This allows your teenager to keep a more aesthetic appearance during treatment while also achieving a healthier and more attractive smile. The aligners are also easy to use — they function like a removable retainer so that your teenager can eat, brush and floss normally.

Remember, your teen will need to wear their aligners at least 22 hours each day in order to achieve the best results for their smile. Removing the aligners for too long will extend their treatment time and prevent their teeth from moving efficiently.

To learn more about clear aligner therapy in Greensboro, North Carolina, and make your teenager’s appointment with Dr. David Civils, call us today at 336-272-4177.