You know how celebrities are the ones who spot the trends first, whether it’s the coolest fashion, the best places to vacation, or the latest technology to make them look more attractive? Well, Hollywood teens are no exception. Many of them are foregoing traditional wire and bracket braces and using Invisalign to straighten their teeth, says orthodontist Dr. Gilbert Snow of Snow Orthodontics, who treats a number of young celebrities as part of the Invisalign studio program at his offices in Southern California.
His patients include actor Jimmy Bennett, who just celebrated his “Rockin' 16th birthday” with an Invisalign Teen sponsored party at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood. (See the picture above of Invisalign Studio members Tiffany Espensen, Ciara Bravo, Jimmy Bennett, Jasmine V, and Lauren Cimorelli and the picture below of Jimmy and Jasmine.) He also works with 12-year-old film star Bailee Madison, Zendaya Coleman from Disney’s hit television show “Shake It Up,” and Cameron Quiseng from the band Allstar Weekend.
Why celebrity (and non-celebrity) teens like Invisalign
Celebrity teens like Invisalign because of their near invisibility and the ability to take them off when working in front of the cameras or when singing. According to Jimmy Bennett, “I chose Invisalign because if I were to get braces it would kind of interfere with my singing and acting career, so I decided clear would be the best choice.”
Invisalign isn’t just for celebrities either. Many teens and tweens like Invisalign because you can remove the aligners when playing sports or an instrument.
Actress Bailee Madison says, “Invisible braces are for any active kid nowadays, whether competing in sports, performing on stage or video chatting with your friends. For me, Invisalign has been a non-painful, non-interfering treatment.”
In addition, to Invisalign’s near invisibility, there are no forbidden foods since you remove the Invisalign aligners when eating. Plus, the aligners make it easy for tweens and teens to keep up their brushing and flossing. Also, parents like Invisalign treatment because it’s affordable and much more convenient than traditional braces since you only have to see the orthodontist every six weeks.
Helping your teen decide on Invisalign
While teens may be embarrassed by a less than perfect smile, considering braces can be an anxiety provoking process. Since all kids want to fit in and look their best, celebrity teens can share their experiences with Invisalign and help your child decide if Invisalign is right for them.
First, send your child to the Invisalign Teen Facebook page to check out all the photos they have of celbs who have had their teeth straightened with Invisalign. Then have them check out these celebrity teen interviews and articles about their experiences with Invisalign:
- HMB EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Bailee Madison May Be “Afraid of the Dark,” But She’s Conquered Orthodontic Fears With Invisalign Teen! from Hollywood Mom Blog
- Zendaya & Keana Texeira: Invisalign Teen's New Faces! from Just Jared
- Zendaya Gets Braces and Flashes Her Pearly Whites! from Bop & Tiger Beat
To learn more about Invisalign and how to get a Hollywood smile, take the self assessment at Invisalign.com.
Disclosure: I’m a member of the Invisalign Teen Mom Advisory Board. I’m receiving complimentary treatment from Invisalign, but all opinions and experiences expressed are my own.