Q. We were planning to put my teen in braces this summer, but she’s in the band at school now and is worried how braces will affect her playing. Any suggestions on how to make this easier for her?
A. Consider Invisalign. If she’s a good candidate, she can continue to play her instrument without worry. She can remove the aligners while she plays and then put them back in when she’s done. Invisalign is also a good option for teens that play sports. But remember, Invisalign aligners help straighten teeth, they don’t protect them, so it’s best to remove them and wear a sports mouth guard while on the field or court. This will also prevent the aligners from being damaged as well. Other benefits of Invisalign include no staining or oral hygiene problems. And no restrictions to your diet.
Dr. Kanabar \ Orthodontist \ Walnut Central Orthodontics www.OrthodontistDallasTX.com