We always encourage our families to take advantage of summer break to take care of things like routine cleanings, restorative dental treatments, and orthodontics consultations before school starts and everyone’s schedule becomes too packed with studies, sports, and other activities.

It’s particularly helpful to start kids on orthodontic treatment during this time of year so they have a bit of a grace period before school gets into full swing so they can get used to it.

But it’s not always easy to convince teenagers to begin treatment, especially those who feel reluctant to get braces beyond a certain age because most of their friends wore them back in middle school. That can put them in a tough spot where they hate having crooked teeth and wish they could do something about it, but they’re too embarrassed to pursue orthodontic treatment in high school.

Clear Aligners Are A Great Choice For Teens!

Our Broken Arrow dentist has the perfect solution!

Your teen can get the straight, beautiful smile they deserve without wearing metal braces thanks to our clear aligners options at LakeCrest Dental!

Invisalign and ClearCorrect are both great choices for teens who are too self-conscious to wear braces or just don’t want to deal with the hassles of having brackets and wires in their mouth for two years.

The aligners are smooth, comfortable, and removable, as well as clear and hard for others to spot. Instead of spending extra time on oral hygiene or modifying their diet, your teen can enjoy easy treatment and the confidence of discreet braces that will not affect their appearance.

Here are a few of the problems your teen may have with their smile right now that our clear aligners can fix:

*Crooked, Crowded Teeth*

Having crooked or crowded teeth can be an embarrassing smile flaw. But it can also become a health issue. Any spot inside your mouth that makes it easier for food particles to hide poses a risk for tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. That’s because bacteria will take advantage of it, using that debris as a fuel source to grow and thrive.

*Gaps Between Teeth*

The effects that gaps have on your smile cosmetically are obvious. But your teeth need each other for support and protection, too, so having gaps between them can be problematic for your oral health, as well as the ongoing structural stability of your teeth.

*Bite Problems*

Upper and lower teeth that don’t line up properly can lead to cosmetic problems with your smile, and it presents a risk for damaging and wearing down your teeth.

That’s why clear aligners can ultimately be beneficial to not only the way your smile looks, but also your dental health overall.

Schedule A Consultation Now!

As summer break draws to a close, make sure to bring your teen to LakeCrest Dental for an orthodontic consultation. We’re happy to discuss all the advantages of our clear aligners options and evaluate your teen’s dental needs to determine if this is the right solution for their smile!

Call us today at 918-205-4492 or fill out our online form to request an appointment in Broken Arrow, OK.