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No two denturists are the same. If you have been wearing dentures for a while, you know that no two sets of dentures are the same. Finding a quality, experienced denturist can seriously impact the comfort of your dentures. You do not have to deal with loose plates, gums that are rubbed raw, distorted speech, and the inability to eat your favorite foods. If you have any of these problems, there are a few things that you can try before replacing your dentures. Use what I have learned over my 15 years of wearing dentures to find a perfect fit and optimum comfort in your dentures.

finding comfort when wearing dentures

Does Your Teen Need Braces? 4 Reasons Why Invisalign Is The Better Fit

Priscilla Hansen

If it's time for your teen to begin orthodontic treatment, you owe it to them to talk to their orthodontist about Invisalign. Unlike traditional braces, there are no metal brackets to deal with during treatment, which means no visible appliances. Invisalign braces provide maximum straightening benefits through the use of clear plastic aligners that are worn over the teeth. They're not affixed to the teeth, which means they can be removed from time-to-time. Here are just for of the benefits that your teen will enjoy when using Invisalign for their orthodontic treatment.

Allows Teens to Eat Properly

One of the problems with traditional metal bracket braces is that they tend to interfere with the ability to eat properly. During treatment with traditional braces, there some foods that your teen won't be able to eat. Not only is that a problem, but the metal brackets can also make chewing uncomfortable, which can reduce your teen's desire to eat during treatment. Because Invisalign aligners can be removed for meals, your teen will be able to continue eating their favorite foods. Also, because the aligners can be removed, your teen won't experience discomfort while eating.

Ensures Access to Good Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene can be difficult during treatment with traditional bracket braces. Food can get trapped between the brackets and wires, and stains can develop on the enamel. That's because ordinary toothbrushes can't get into the tiny grooves and spaces in the braces. The end result is that your teen can end up with stained, plaque covered teeth once treatment is over. Because the Invisalign aligners can be removed, your teen will be able to continue with proper oral hygiene throughout treatment. Your dentist will also be able to remove them for continued cleanings and other dental care throughout treatment.

Allows Removal for Social Moments

Most teens are social by nature. Unfortunately, traditional metal bracket braces can make socializing difficult. This is particularly true when it comes to pictures and dating. Many teens are self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth during treatment, which may stop them from smiling during pictures. Not only that but those metal brackets can make it difficult to kiss, which your teen may want to do during a date. Because Invisalign aligners are invisible, your teen will be able to smile with pride during those picture moments. Also, because your teen can remove the aligners, they'll be able to share a kiss from time to time.

Ensures Reduced Pain During Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment can be quite painful, especially during those first few weeks and right after an adjustment. One of the many benefits of choosing treatment with Invisalign for your teens is that they won't need to deal with the pain. While the first few weeks may be uncomfortable, there won't be the outright pain that they'd experience with traditional braces.