Combat Aging Out Patients With Clear Aligners for Teenagers

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, there are several options available, but clear aligner treatments have gained popularity over the years due to their many advantages. In the past, traditional braces were the only option for teenagers, but today there is a better alternative that is both effective, aesthetically pleasing, and a great revenue stream for your practice.

Pediatric dentists across the nation are jumping at this new treatment to expand their offerings, retain their patients longer, and increase revenue for their practices.

Clear Aligners Address Several Orthodontic Issues

Clear aligners have been proven to correct issues that formerly could only be corrected with metal, ceramic, or other fixed braces. These issues include:

  • Gapped teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth 
  • Open bite
  • Under/overbite
  • Crossbite

Because clear aligners offer several benefits to patients, they’ll be a popular choice for your teen patients. 

They’re in High Demand

Clear aligners have only gotten more popular as the years go by. According to Global Market Insights, the “Clear Aligners Market size exceeded USD 6 billion in revenue in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at over 27.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, driven by the increasing prevalence of malocclusions.”

It’s clear that this method of teeth alignment treatment isn’t going anywhere, which leads us to our next point.

Enjoy High ROI

On average, the cost of clear aligners versus traditional braces is much lower in terms of treatment duration and time spent per patient. Clear aligners are largely self-administered by the patient with occasional monitored support by you. This allows you more time to spend on more complex cases. 

Most Patients Are Good Candidates

If you’re worried that after investing in a clear aligner program, you won’t have eligible patients, the numbers suggest otherwise. 80% of interested patients are good candidates for clear aligners! 

Now, once you have the clear aligner program in place, why would a teen want them? Clear, removable aligners are a great option for teenagers who want a more discreet and comfortable way to straighten teeth. Here are a few of their favorite features:

Clear Aligners are Nearly Invisible

Clear aligners are made of a clear plastic material that is virtually invisible. Unlike traditional braces, they do not have any wires or brackets, making them a discreet and more aesthetically pleasing option. Teenagers can wear them without feeling self-conscious about their appearance, which can have a significant impact on their self-esteem and confidence.

Comfortable and Convenient

Clear aligners are comfortable to wear and do not cause any discomfort or irritation. Traditional braces can be painful and cause sores on the cheeks and gums. Clear aligners are custom-made to fit the teeth snugly and do not require any wires or brackets, making them more comfortable and convenient.

Easy to Clean

Cleaning and maintaining clear aligners are easy. Unlike traditional braces, there are no wires or brackets to clean around. Clear aligners can be removed and cleaned separately, ensuring better oral hygiene and reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. This is especially important for teenagers who are more prone to cavities and gum disease.

No Food Restrictions

Teenagers love to eat, and traditional braces can be a significant hindrance when it comes to food choices. With clear aligners, there are no food restrictions as they can be easily removed before meals. This means teenagers can enjoy their favorite foods without worrying about damaging their braces or getting food stuck in their wires and brackets.

Shorter Treatment Time

Clear aligners typically have a shorter treatment time compared to traditional braces. The length of treatment varies depending on the severity of the case. On average, clear aligners can straighten teeth in 12-18 months, while traditional braces can take up to two years or more. Shorter treatment time means teenagers can get the results they want in less time and with fewer appointments.

No Emergency Visits

Traditional metal braces can cause several emergency appointments, such as a broken wire, protruding wire, or a broken bracket requiring urgent care. This can be inconvenient and time-consuming, especially for teenagers who have busy schedules. Enjoy fewer interruptions with clear aligners that do not have any wires or brackets that can break, reducing the risk of orthodontic emergencies and emergency visits.

Retain Your Teenage Patients with Clear Blue Smiles

Gain a competitive edge for your dental practice by offering clear aligners for teenagers. This allows your practice to take on more orthodontic cases without needing to refer out while allowing you to retain teenage patients for longer. 

For the tougher cases, gain the confidence you need with our peer-to-peer mentorship platform Blue Assist. We’ll connect you with a dedicated SureSmile® expert orthodontist for the duration of your clear aligner case. Better yet, you remain in control of all aspects of the doctor-patient relationship.

With shorter treatment times and no emergency visits, clear aligners are an excellent investment for teenagers looking to improve their oral health and boost their self-confidence.

Get in touch with Clear Blue Smiles to explore the best option for your practice!