Welcome to the online home of Leiker Orthodontics. If you have a teen in need of a smile-enhancing, health-promoting orthodontic treatment, you are probably exploring all of the available options for braces.
Before you commit to anything anywhere else, you might be interested to know that at our Texas office, we have some great alternative solutions to those standard metal braces that have dominated the field for years. As an orthodontist with advanced Invisalign training and a user of the Roth Technique, Dr. Leiker is highly regarded in the region and can definitely help you determine the best course of action for treating your teen’s teeth.
We are the first to admit that classic braces have done a lot of good for a lot of people. It’s just that they are not the most appropriate treatment for everyone. Accordingly, we think you should consider Invisalign clear aligners as an option for your son or daughter since this program has now been modified to work effectively on adolescent teeth, and it is by far one the easiest, most comfortable ways to get the job done.
Read on to hear more about the Invisalign program for teens, and then be sure to get in touch with Dr. Leiker to schedule your consultation appointment. We’ll give you plenty to smile about!
Invisalign Has Clear Benefits For Teens
We all care about our looks and the way that others perceive us. But teens are especially sensitive about such things. That’s why a big factor in selecting this kind of treatment for your teen is clear: Invisalign doesn’t have any impact on your teen’s appearance because this method does not require any metal whatsoever for shifting their teeth. Seriously!
Rather than clunky metal wires and brackets, Invisalign uses transparent, lightweight aligners made of plastic. These fit snugly over the teeth and are custom-built using advanced imagery to ensure a comfortable fit. The aligners gradually guide your teeth into the more preferred position in small increments, until it’s time to change aligners every two weeks or so.
And get this: there will be no painful in-office adjustments (that you have to take your kid to), or wires to break or poke the soft tissues at the back of your mouth. Your teen will simply pop in the new aligners at the appropriate time, and they will be all set.
An additional reason your teen will love Invisalign is that maintenance of the aligners couldn’t be any easier. Special brushes and tools, that you need to keep regular braces clean, won’t be necessary. For cleaning, you simply remove the aligners and clean them under lukewarm water! That and brushing your teeth as usual will keep you on track.
Since the gear is removable, your teenager will have the ability to continue eating whatever their growing body demands without any restrictions.
To put parents at ease, this version of Invisalign even comes with a built-in feature to hold your teen accountable. To see if they are doing what they need to do to keep the process moving forward, you can check the blue “compliance dot” on the rear of the aligners.
At the end of the process, the results will be just as stunning as a conventional orthodontic treatment would deliver, but it won’t involve as much time or as many hassles. And your teen will love that they won’t have to sacrifice their appearance during treatment for the sake of looking better later on.
Invisalign is safe, discreet, fast and extremely effective. What more could you possibly ask for in your teen’s orthodontic treatment? To find out if this program will work for your teen, all you have to do now is schedule your orthodontic consultation with Dr. Leiker!
Trust Your Teen’s Smile To Leiker Orthodontics
If you are ready to find out more about what Invisalign can do for your son or daughter, please contact us today!