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Hello, and welcome back to our blog here at Camilo Riano Orthodontics. This is part two of our blog series about why Invisalign Teen is great for teenagers with an active lifestyle. In part one we talked about some of the specific benefits you’ll get with Invisalign Teen over traditional Invisalign. Since teens are learning and growing, they’re not always going to need the same treatment as a fully grown adult and that’s no different when it comes to orthodontic care. Contact Camilo Riano Orthodontics today if you’d like to learn more or schedule an appointment with us in San Francisco.

Improved diet

We’ve all heard the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” However, when it comes to traditional braces, the opposite is often true. Many parents are well aware of the frustration that comes along with constantly having to call the orthodontist because their son or daughter’s brackets broke yet again.

Although teens can still eat healthy foods like apples and carrots with traditional braces, they’ll need to be cooked or cut into much smaller portion sizes. This simply isn’t ideal for a teen who’s always on the go, and they may end up shying away from healthy foods as a result. Apples are the perfect “on the go” food, so Invisalign makes it easy to keep this food a part of a teen’s diet.

Sports and hobbies

Aside from academics, sports and hobbies are some of the most important aspects of your teen’s growth and development, and you wouldn’t want to have them shy away from them due to a mouth-related injury or soreness in teeth or gums. If your son or daughter is in a wind band and plays either a brass or woodwind instrument, braces can lead to a lot of discomfort and even injury. Sports can be equally detrimental, especially if they’re involved in a contact sport like football or hockey. Even with a specially designed mouthguard that accommodates braces, injury and discomfort are still more likely to occur than without braces.


It’s not unusual for teens to be concerned about how they’ll look with braces on. In fact, it’s probably their main concern. Most teens aren’t too terribly enthused about seeing pictures of themselves with metal braces on. Invisalign will allow your son or daughter to take pictures without ever having to remove the aligners because they’re nearly invisible. This will increase their confidence and allow them to spend more time concentrating on their studies, sports, and hobbies.   

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Your son or daughter needs the good orthodontic treatment that doesn’t put a hold on their life and things that are important to them. That’s why, for many active teens, Invisalign Teen is a great option. These are just a few of the main reasons why you should consider this treatment option. Contact Camilo Riano Orthodontics today if you have any questions about Invisalign or you’re ready to schedule an appointment.

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