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Three Times Your Teen Will Be Grateful They Have Invisible Braces

Invisible braces, also known as invisible aligners, have become very popular in recent times for good reasons. They're practically invisible and hard to make out even when you're looking for them, which makes them extremely preferable over standard braces for many people. If you're considering getting braces for your teen, here are three ways they'll likely be grateful if you make them invisible braces, not standard braces.

Photo Day

Photo day may fill a teenager with dread or excitement, depending upon their personality. But one thing they'll be happy about is that their smile won't have visible braces on it.

Sure, if you have standard braces, you can always smile with your lips closed in a photo. But that's just not as fun or natural as smiling the way one ordinarily would. By giving your child invisible braces, they don't have to worry about them showing up in their photo, and they won't look back at their yearbooks for decades to come cringing at their photos.


Prom, or any dance really, is another time your teen is likely to be grateful. Plenty of photos are taken at prom, too, but your teen doesn't even need a photo taken to know they don't look their very best when they have a mouthful of metal shining out. By choosing invisible braces, your teen can look their best in their formal best, and they won't have to be embarrassed about what their date potentially thinks.


Last but certainly not least is the possibility of your teen playing sports. It depends on the sport, but some sport teams don't allow people to play when they have braces. This is because they could get hurt and their braces could get broken. With invisible braces, your teen can simply pop them off before they go to practice or play. It makes a huge difference in their ability to have fun at school, and it may even give them an edge at getting into college someday.

Invisible braces are extremely popular for their transparent appearance and the ease with which they can be taken off and put back on. If your child doesn't have the straightest teeth, it's a good idea to do something about it. But if you don't want your teen to be miserable or to hold a grudge against you, invisible braces are the way to go. That way, everyone gets to be happy.

To learn more about invisible braces, contact an orthodontist or Invisalign provider in your area.