Teenagers with braces are an easy target for bullies, earning them cruel nicknames like “metal mouth” and “tin grin”. At such a sensitive age, when children are already highly self-conscious, wearing obvious metal braces can just add to the agony. Severe bullying can have repercussions into adulthood, and could dent a child’s confidence so badly that they have a permanently low self-image. However, there is now a solution to put a stop to the torment of teen brace-wearers. Invisalign is a system of almost-invisible clear plastic aligners that make adjustments without being seen. So now teenagers can receive the orthodontic treatment they need, without going through any unnecessary suffering.