The days of middle school and high school “metal mouth” are all but gone, thanks to a host of new, more aesthetic and fashion-conscious options for straightening your teeth. In the “old days,” teens that needed orthodontic work were faced with only one option – metal mouth.
But thanks to innovations in technology and the recent wave of celebrities undergoing treatment, orthodontics may be becoming cool. Teenagers today have more options than ever before, from traditional metal braces and colored bands to less noticeable clear and ceramic brackets – or the truly high-tech, removable option Invisalign.
Invisalign is a method of straightening teeth using a series of clear, almost invisible, removable Aligners. Invisalign combines the doctor’s clinical treatment plan with proprietary 3-D, computer-generated software to make these sets of unique, custom-made Aligners that move teeth in very precise increments.