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At Children’s Dental Zone, we begin early orthodontics treatment when your child is as young as two years of age. However, some orthodontics problems develop only when he or she reaches their preteen or teenage years, which is – inconveniently – a time when your child’s main priority is fitting in with the kids at school, and thus being hesitant or even hostile towards the idea of wearing braces for a few years. Luckily, we have a solution: Invisalign! We will be happy to discuss your options and determine if the treatment is right for your child.
About the Treatment
Invisalign uses clear, plastic trays that gradually move your child’s teeth to their ideal position just like traditional metal braces. Generally worn on the upper teeth, each tray is worn 24 hours a day for approximately 2 weeks, for a total of 9 to 15 months on average. The duration of the treatment varies depending on your child’s individual case, but it takes significantly less time than braces. Not only that, but Invisalign does not require frequent trips to the dentist for adjustment or repair, unlike braces.
The aligning trays are made of a thin, clear plastic and are fully removable, which means that there are many different benefits to the Invisalign procedure. Your child does not have to give up his or her favorite foods, including anything that is sweet, crunchy or chewy. If the teeth are brushed or at least rinsed prior to putting the aligner back in, there should not be a problem. The daily routine of brushing and flossing can proceed as usual, whereas braces make proper dental hygiene difficult to maintain. Invisalign also provides a simple solution to the self-esteem issue, as the aligners are virtually invisible and the kids at school will never know that your child is wearing them.
If your teenager remains non-compliant about using Invisalign to straighten his or her teeth, even after learning all the benefits, we have the option of Invisalign Teen. These aligners have blue indicators in the back, which fade throughout the two weeks if worn at all times. If the color does not change, you will know that your teenager removes the aligners for much longer than the duration of eating lunch at school.
To learn more about Invisalign, please do not hesitate to contact your Alpharetta, GA, dentist today!