Kids who wear braces are often targets of bullying and teasing. In the eyes of children, braces - especially those that require headgear, look weird and unusual. If your kids need to wear braces, that kind of harassment may not be good for their social development and self-confidence. Fortunately, at The Smile Company, we have a much better option - Invisalign® braces.

What's Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is a revolutionary concept in orthodontics, because it's not just concerned with straightening the teeth and moving them into their proper position. It also takes the patient's appearance into account. Invisalign® braces are virtually invisible, and that means other people won't see these braces. If you're wearing one, people won't even realize you're wearing braces unless you tell them or show it to them.

Invisalign® braces are made of clear material. They're a set of aligners you use one after the other every few weeks or so. They don't need wires or brackets to secure them in their place, and that's because we use advanced 3D digital imaging to get a very precise image of your teeth and mouth. The images enable us to fashion these braces to fit precisely without the need for additional accessories.

Invisalign® braces work just as well as traditional braces. They offer the same effective level of teeth straightening without the traditional drawbacks that come with wearing braces.

Advantages of Invisalign®

There are many social advantages of using Invisalign®. Children who wear them are no longer at risk of being teased or harassed because of their braces. None of their classmates will even know they have braces. That helps them gain confidence as they grow up, and they avoid the trauma of being teased frequently.

Adults enjoy the same advantages as well. Traditional braces can be a cause for embarrassment in the workplace. This is especially true when you need to deal with clients and customers, who may find traditional braces distracting and off-putting.

The advantages offered by Invasalign are not just limited to these. There are practical benefits too. For example, when you wear traditional braces they may be very difficult to remove, so you will need to keep them in place when you eat. That leads to all sorts of problems. The food may damage some of the delicate parts of the braces. You may also find it difficult to remove the bits of food that get stuck on them.

With Invisalign®, you just remove the braces discreetly, eat what you want, and then put the braces back. The ease in which you can remove and put back these braces also makes it easier for you to clean them. Often you need a complicated procedure to remove traditional braces when you need to brush your teeth. They're also a pain to put back on afterwards. With Invisalign®, you just take them out or put them in with ease.

If your teeth (or the teeth of your children) are crooked, call us at (314) 254-4000 so we can check the alignment of your teeth and decide whether Invisalign® braces are the best solution for you. At The Smile Company, we can improve the appearance of your teeth without letting you suffer the embarrassment that comes with wearing traditional braces.

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