Invisible Braces for Teenagers – An Unobtrusive Option for Aligning Teeth | Sydney Park Dental

Invisible Braces for Teenagers – An Unobtrusive Option for Aligning Teeth

Malocclusion is a common dental issue, particularly amongst adolescents. Traditional metal braces remain a valid treatment option for correcting any irregularities, but with the advent of clear aligners such as Invisalign they are starting to fall out of favour. Many people are hesitant to undergo orthodontic treatment using traditional braces due to their appearance and reputation for being uncomfortable and painful. The good news is that your teeth can be corrected using invisible aligners, which not only work faster but are also more comfortable, do not detract from your appearance and are easy to maintain.

The team at Sydney Park Dental have a wealth of experience with Invisalign treatment, and in this blog post we will be sharing some of the top reasons to opt for this treatment over traditional braces.

Smile with Confidence

Our teeth are one of our most prominent physical features, and we all deserve to be able to smile with confidence. Malocclusion is a problem usually identified during adolescence, and teenagers may be worried about potential bullying which may come with wearing metal braces.

Clear aligners allow people of all ages to smile with confidence, as they are barely visible and only need to be worn for around 6-12 months compared to up to 3 years for traditional braces. Many patients find this to be a great advantage, as Invisalign enables them to enjoy a rich social life with their friends and peer group unaware that they are undergoing orthodontic treatment.


One of the most common complaints about metal braces is that they can feel obtrusive and painful. Some patients find that they receive nicks and cuts due to the wires and brackets used in their construction, whilst others complain of jaw pain and difficulty eating.

Invisalign on the other hand do not use any wires or brackets, making them much more comfortable with the fit best described as being similar to wearing a mouthguard. You can also remove the Invisalign aligner during the consumption of meals or daily brushing and flossing.

Learn to Become More Responsible

Orthodontic treatment only works when done in accordance with your dentist’s advice. It is crucial that you wear Invisalign aligners for between 20-22 hours a day for the length of time necessary to correct malocclusion.  You will also need to clean your aligners daily to keep them bacteria-free and in good order. Many parents remark that Invisalign has helped to teach their teenage children to be more responsible, and this is due to the time commitment and adherence to guidelines needed to achieve great results. Rest assured the end result is worth it, and you will soon develop a routine.



Eat Your Favourite Foods

Traditional braces necessitate a change in diet due to their design, this means teenagers may have to miss out on their favourite sticky, chewy, crunchy, sugary and hard foods – even nutritious fruits and veggies such as apples and carrots.  There is no need to modify your diet with Invisalign, as you can simply remove the aligners during meals. Both parents and teenagers alike will find this to be beneficial, as they can enjoy a rich and varied menu with no need to cook separate meals.


Schedule an Invisalign Consultation Today at Sydney Park Dental

Invisalign is more affordable than you might think, and payment plans are available. Whilst it may cost slightly more than traditional braces, many patients find the benefits to far outweigh the costs. Invisalign is a fast, effective and unobtrusive way to correct crooked or misaligned teeth, and Sydney Park Dental are here to help you regain your confidence and enjoy a beautiful smile.

To schedule an Invisalign consultation, please call today on 02 8084 7170.