Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Invisalign Braces and Justin Bieber

Teen sensation, Justin Bieber used clear removable aligners called “Invisalign Teen” to straighten his teeth. Invisalign aligners are worn for 20-22 hours per day and each aligner moves teeth about 0.25 mm. Since the movement is so subtle, the amount of discomfort is minimal. The movements are prescribed by your doctor and the aligners are manufactured by Align Technology. These aligners are only removed when eating or brushing your teeth providing Teens with an alternative to unsightly metal braces.

Unlike the traditional metal braces, you can eat relaxed without the worries of breaking brackets or wires. That means that you do not have any dietary restrictions. Cleaning your teeth also is less challenging since you can simply remove aligners to brush your teeth normally.

Another huge benefit is that with no wires there is also is no chance of poking cheeks or irritating lips. This usually leads to fewer visits to the orthodontist since emergency appointments are rare.

If you play contact sports, you can wear your aligners under a properly fitted mouthguard to protect your teeth from being injured during practices or games.

Like Justin Bieber, many teens want to have straight beautiful teeth, but do not want to have the nickname “metal mouth”! Teen Invisalign delivers results as good as or even better than traditional braces. The good news is that you do not have to be a “Teen Idol” to have Invisalign. The cost of Invisalign is about the same as metal braces and if you have orthodontic insurance, it will cover Teen Invisalign.