Is your child a good candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign is an excellent option for functional and aesthetic reasons. If your child is experiencing any of the following orthodontic issues, they may be a good candidate for Invisalign:
- Undeveloped arch
- Overcrowding of teeth
- Improper alignment of teeth
- Bite issues (underbite, cross bite, overbite)
- Limited space for adult teeth
It’s also important to consider your child’s responsibility level before they begin their Invisalign treatment. Your child must be responsible enough to wear their retainer for the recommended amount of time or not lose it when they remove it to eat and drink. If you think that your child isn’t ready for this responsibility, you may want to explore other orthodontic options, such as a palate expander.
How Invisalign for kids works
Invisalign® for kids works by expanding your child’s jawline or palate to make room for adult teeth to grow in and correct bite issues. The Invisalign procedure starts with a consultation at our office to determine your child’s needs and if Invisalign would be the most beneficial solution for them. After this orthodontic consultation, if your child receives approval, their orthodontist will begin taking pictures of their teeth to use for their aligner.
Your child will wear their aligner throughout the day and night until they reach proper teeth alignment. Throughout the process, your child may receive replacement aligners as their teeth move into position.
Benefits of Invisalign First
Invisalign is transparent, allowing the appearance of your child’s smile to remain the same to increase their self-confidence. Your child may also experience less pain throughout their treatment thanks to the comfortable, flexible material that makes up their plastic aligners.
You’ll quickly see improvements in your child’s teeth and gum health. When your child’s teeth are properly aligned, they can avoid future issues such as jaw problems and tooth decay.
Why choose Fredericksburg Orthodontics?
When you choose Fredericksburg Orthodontics for all your Invisalign needs, you can be confident you’ll receive the best orthodontic care available. Dr. Diana Almy is an Invisalign® Diamond+ Provider, which means she’s completed over 10,000 Invisalign cases to rank in the top 1% of providers in the United States.
From the moment you walk in the door, our friendly staff will make sure you and your child feel comfortable. We also feature fun rewards to keep your child engaged and excited about their dental health. If you’d like to learn more about our options for Invisalign for kids or see if your child could be a candidate for this orthodontic treatment, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation today. We look forward to helping your child achieve their perfect smile!