Aerial view of Invisalign clear aligners on a dark blue background in Lytle, TX

A Parent’s Guide to Invisalign

November 30, 2021 5:50 am

Does your child or teen have crooked teeth or an overbite? Are you looking for an alternative to traditional metal braces? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then Invisalign® clear aligner therapy may be the perfect option for their smile needs. Keep reading to learn more about Invisalign and how it works for kids and teens!

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a discreet teeth straightening method that utilizes clear plastic aligners that closely resemble traditional plastic retainers. The aligners are designed to be worn for two weeks at a time before moving on to the next aligner set in the series. Invisalign aligners use gentle force to push teeth into their desired positions over time. Invisalign is a popular and effective orthodontic treatment among adults and responsible kids alike!

Main Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign provides a wide array of benefits for patients undergoing orthodontic adjustments. There are many things that set it apart from its traditional metal counterpart. Some of the main benefits of Invisalign include:

  • Simple to maintain
  • Nearly invisible treatment method
  • No noticeable metal brackets
  • Eating food & cleaning teeth is only slightly altered due to removable aligners
  • Smooth, comfortable aligners are not irritating

Best Age for Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign is recommended for kids and teens once they have all of their permanent teeth in. Since Invisalign requires accountability to wear the aligners all day, we recommend getting Invisalign for kids and teens who are responsible enough to follow the guidelines. If kids don’t wear their aligners enough, their treatment time will increase exponentially. We can also put color-changing dots in the back of their aligners to notify us if they are wearing them often enough to help keep them on track!

Schedule Your Child’s Invisalign Consultation!

Do you think your child or teen is a great candidate for Invisalign? At Tots to Teens Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in Lytle, TX, we proudly offer Invisalign clear aligner therapy! We create personalized orthodontic plans for each patient and help teach them how to put on and clean their aligners.

We’ll be there every step of the way to ensure that they complete their treatment with a straight, beautiful smile! Please contact our office to schedule their Invisalign consultation.

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