Early Treatment With Invisalign For Kids
Invisalign is a great way to get your child started on the path to straight teeth. Early treatment with Invisalign can help prevent more serious oral problems down the road, and it can also give your child a boost of confidence from having a straighter smile. Plus, they give your child the flexibility they want while still giving them the treatment they need.
Children’s teeth are very receptive to the Invisalign treatments, making them an excellent start for parents who are getting their children started in their journey to healthier, better teeth. Starting young will allow new teeth to come in straight and encourage adult teeth to orient themselves correctly while allowing your child to enjoy their usual foods and activities.
If you are considering starting your child in their orthodontic journey but are unsure if Invisalign is the right choice, visit or contact one of our convenient locations in Newtown or Monroe, Connecticut.
Is Invisalign Effective?
Invisalign is an effective treatment for children who are not yet ready for full braces. It can help correct minor issues, such as crowding or gaps in the teeth. The clear plastic aligners should be worn at least 22 hours per day and gradually shift the teeth throughout the series of aligner changes. For the treatment to be as effective as possible, your child must be diligent with ensuring they put their aligners back in after eating, drinking, or brushing their teeth. Schedule a consultation for your child at one of our convenient locations throughout Connecticut to learn more about this flexible, convenient treatment option.
Benefits Of Invisalign For Kids
While Invisalign treatments can be used on children as young as seven, our orthodontists are aware that adjusting to orthodontic treatment takes some time. However, there are many benefits of Invisalign for children that allow them to continue the lifestyle they have, such as:
- Invisalign is virtually invisible, so your child can straighten their teeth without anyone knowing they are wearing them—no need to be insecure or hide their smiles.
- Invisalign is also removable, so your child can easily take them out to eat and brush their teeth.
- A big pro for children is that there are no dietary restrictions with Invisalign. Since the aligners can be removed while eating, your child can still enjoy the food and drinks they love. Just be sure they pop them back in as soon as they finish eating.
- Invisalign is a comfortable alternative to traditional braces. There are no wires or brackets to rub against the cheeks or gums. Invisalign is also an excellent option for children who play sports or participate in other activities where traditional braces may be uncomfortable or at risk of getting damaged.