Although dentists generally accept clear aligners as an alternative orthodontic treatment for teens, a small percentage of them still don’t think they will be 100% effective.
For starters, clear aligners are helpful when correcting only mild to moderate malocclusions† This means that if a teen is experiencing severe biting problems, aligners may not be able to help. This is a problem because most teenagers only think about their appearance because of their increased self-awareness.
In a situation where traditional braces may have been the ideal solution, some teens may choose to get clear aligners instead, even without consulting their dentist.
Eventually they won’t get any results and maybe their biting problem has taken a bigger turn. This is why it’s crucial for teens, their parents or guardians to make sure they visit a dentist first to help them select the best clear aligners.