Choose the Orthodontic Treatment That Works For You


Teeth, when you get down to it, are strange. These odd, sharp little bones jut out of our heads and, seemingly, are able to withstand an amazing amount of use and punishment. In addition to allowing us to chew our food, teeth are important from a social standpoint as well. Humans, by our very nature, are visual creatures. Our perception of the world has been shaped by the fact that we rely on our eyes to observe the world around us and, in an evolutionary twist, has caused us to judge others on cosmetic appearance. Teeth are one of the first facial features that people tend to notice when interacting with someone for the first time and the appearance of a person’s teeth can impact how other people view them. Here at Camilo Riaño Orthodontics in San Francisco, we are dedicated to helping people get the smile that they want. In today’s post, we are going to continue where we left off last time and continue to go over some of the top reasons that teen choose to use Invisalign products over traditional braces. We suggest you also read our first post on the subject here, however, it is not necessary to read it before reading this one.

Convenience and Aesthetic Appeal


Being a teenager is not easy. Between social pressures and hormonal changes, these years can be some of the most stressful times in a young person’s life. Because of this, we offer Invisalign Teen products in order to provide our younger patients with an orthodontic option that does not affect their appearance in the same way that traditional braces do. Below, we have listed a few more reasons why teens choose to go with Invisalign for their orthodontic needs.



  • Reduced Anxiety: Even though everyone was a teen at some point, it can often be difficult for adults to remember just how self-conscious teens can feel about pretty much any aspect of their appearance. This is especially true when it comes to crooked teeth. While traditional braces are definitely a solution to crooked teeth, they can often cause just as much anxiety as the original appearance of the teeth. Invisalign Teen helps to reduce anxiety associated with crooked teeth by providing teens with an invisible option to improve their cosmetic appearance. Even better, this treatment is completed without having to worry about the way that metal braces look in the mouth.
  • Affordability: Costs associated with orthodontic treatments are heavily influenced by two factors. First, orthodontists that do business in more populated area are able to charge less for their services because more people come to them to have work done. Second, orthodontic costs vary depending on the amount of work that needs to be done and the complexity of the treatment plan. Luckily, even when taking these factors into consideration, Invisalign Teen costs about the same as traditional metal braces. Even better, insurance will cover Invisalign costs just like it covers the cost of traditional braces.
  • Ease of Use: Invisalign Teen works when used as directed, meaning that the patient must wear the aligners 20 to 200 hours per day. Often, we have patients ask us how they are supposed to keep track of how long they have kept the aligners in. Luckily, Invisalign Teen has a system in place to help patients keep track! Blue indicators are discreetly located on the aligners that fade over time if they are used correctly. These blue indicators are used by the orthodontist to make sure that the aligners are being worn for the appropriate amount of time.
  • Fewer Visits: One of the least talked about reasons that teens choose to go with Invisalign instead of traditional braces is the fact that patients often have to visit the orthodontist less when they choose Invisalign Teen. Since there are no adjustments that need to be done by the orthodontist, no risk of broken brackets or wires, and no additional hardware that needs to be installed follow up appointments are typically conducted on at four to six-week intervals. This is great for teens because, in many cases, their schedules are as busy or busier than their parents.



If you would like to learn more about our Invisalign Teen services, please visit our website today and fill out our contact form. We will schedule a consultation to see if Invisalign is an appropriate option for your orthodontic needs. If it turns out that Invisalign is not the best choice for you, we also offer a wide range of other orthodontic services including traditional braces and hidden lingual braces. No matter what your case may call for, we here at Camilo Riaño Orthodontics know that we can come up with a solution to meet your needs. Don’t trust your teeth to a less reputable orthodontist, contact us today and let us show you why so many people in the San Francisco area turn to us for their orthodontic needs.