Why Should I Choose Invisalign Over Braces for My Child?
If your child has orthodontic issues, you may have considered getting them braces. For centuries braces made of wires and metal brackets have been used to correct a variety of dental problems. While braces are an effective tool for treating teeth issues, they’re very noticeable, and the metal components can be extremely uncomfortable. Luckily there is a safe and discreet alternative.
An Invisalign aligner is a transparent device that fits over existing teeth. It gently presses them toward their appropriate position. Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners are made of medical-grade plastic and are custom-made to fit your child’s teeth.
The Growing and Evolving Process
Invisalign First aligners provide a means of early intervention for young smiles. Around six years old, children’s teeth begin to change, shifting to make room for new teeth, and letting go of baby teeth. This is a pivotal stage where issues like overcrowding, gaps, and narrow arches can begin to develop. Invisalign First aligners fit around existing teeth, applying pressure in strategic positions to make room for new ones to emerge, resolving dental issues early in life.
The Benefits of Invisalign First
- Transparency – Invisalign aligners are made of SmartTrack® material, a multilayer medical-grade polyurethane plastic. This makes them virtually invisible. Children can feel self-conscious about their teeth standing out, but with clear aligners, this is no longer an issue.
- Comfort – Invisalign aligners are 3D printed and custom-made to fit your child’s teeth. The sensation of wearing them is often described as gentle pressure on the teeth.
- Convenience – Invisalign aligners can be easily removed. No food is off-limits. Your child can simply remove their aligner and put it back in place after they finish their meal.
- Hygiene – Invisalign greatly improves oral hygiene for children because they aren't fighting brackets and wires when brushing their teeth.
Is My Child a Candidate?
Kids around the ages of 6-10 are at a perfect stage for early intervention! We would love to tell you more about the Invisalign First treatment option and help you choose the right fit for your child.
Get Started with Invisalign First Aligners
At Hiser Orthodontics, getting started with Invisalign First is easy. You can contact us with questions, schedule an appointment, or start a free virtual consultation from the comfort of your home.