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October is National Orthodontics Health Month, and teeth straightening in the Twin Cities has never been easier.
The tween and teen years are rife with challenges. So many changes are happening so fast, growing up as a "screen-ager" today with constant social media pressure, along with the typical teen angst we all experienced, isn't easy on teens - or parents.
Research shows that an overwhelming majority, 96%, of U.S. teens who are not satisfied with their smile are insecure about their appearance. Meanwhile, teens wearing clear aligners have more self-confidence and are teased less while in treatment than teens treated with traditional braces.*
Although the teen years can be hard, straightening your teen's teeth doesn't have to be. Through January 31, 2017, Invisalign Teen®, the only clear aligners designed for teens to straighten teeth, now comes with a satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason the parent or teen is not happy within the first six months of treatment, the guarantee is redeemable through a participating orthodontist who will switch the teen into traditional metal braces at no charge.
Dr. Trudy Bonvino of Cosmopolitan Orthodontics in Minneapolis is one of the participating orthodontists offering the guarantee and has experienced first-hand how convenient and effective Invisalign treatment is in her practice and in her own family.
"My daughter and husband are both in Invisalign treatment, and I see how it's improved their confidence and smiles," said Dr. Bonvino. "In my practice, I'm able to treat a wide range of cases, from simple to complex with Invisalign Teen for about the same cost and in about the same time as traditional braces."
According to her 14-year-old patient, Peyton, of Farmington, Minn.: "Ever since I got Invisalign, I raise my hand in class more and am not as embarrassed about my smile in my school photos or selfies. I also love that I can eat whatever I want and don't have to worry about my food getting stuck in metal braces!"
"Now with the Invisalign Teen Satisfaction Guarantee, trying out this clear, modern alternative to metal braces is really a 'win-win' for parents and teens," says Bonvino.
The first-ever Invisalign Teen Guarantee program is currently offered by participating orthodontists in Minneapolis, Boston, Denver and Houston.
Visit Invisalign Teen Guarantee's website to learn more about their guarantee and find a participating doctor.
Benefits of Invisalign Teen treatment include:
- Minimal interference with sports, music, singing or acting
- No food restrictions
- Fewer visits to the orthodontist
- No need for emergency appointments to fix broken wires (which can be painful, poking cheeks and gums) or replace missing brackets
- Easy brushing and flossing during treatment to maintain good oral hygiene
- Ability to correct most common and complex teeth straightening concerns
- Costs about the same as traditional braces
*Kelton, Invisalign Teen Confidence Study, 2014