With the popularity and success of Invisalign treatments growing rapidly, this system is ideal for patients of all ages. Invisalign for kids is a newer innovation that starts them on the right track to a healthy smile. Specifically, Invisalign First helps children’s jaws adapt better to new teeth.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children begin to see an orthodontist around the age of 7. Around this age, children have a mix of both baby and permanent teeth and their jaws are still developing, making it easier to determine if their teeth are coming in properly. While your child may not need to begin treatment at this age, early evaluations allow time to assess the growth and development of your child’s smile and helps to develop a more accurate treatment plan for a healthy, beautiful smile.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment using transparent, removable aligners. These aligners facilitate gradual teeth movement. Whether your child has a crowded mouth or significant gaps between teeth, Invisalign resolves these issues without considerable discomfort.
Invisalign First helps kids’ new teeth come in straight and keeps permanent teeth in the proper orientation. By working with Santucci Orthodontics, your child gets aligners that tackle their specific orthodontic problems.
What Are The Benefits Of Invisalign For Children?
Santucci Orthodontics regularly helps adults experience the benefits of Invisalign. Now, children can get the same excellent benefits and discreet appearance with Invisalign First. Invisalign for kids gives your child:
- Freedom to eat the foods they love: Because Invisalign is removable, there are no dietary restrictions. Your child can eat their favorite snacks and treats without damaging brackets.
- No need to worry about broken braces or wires: With plastic aligners, children have no uncomfortable metal parts irritating their mouth. The retainers are easy to wear and remove as necessary. Kids can remove them when playing sports, eating, and drinking to avoid damaging them.
- Convenience and ease for children to brush and floss their teeth like usual: Traditional braces can make oral hygiene more complex, especially for children. Removable aligners mean your child can floss and brush their teeth as they normally would.
How Should My Child Care For Their Invisalign Aligners?
Your child should wear their aligners for at least 20-22 hours per day and should remove aligners when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. As long as they are conscious about putting their aligners back in, they can also remove them if they get in the way of playing instruments, sports, singing, and other activities.
Invisalign plastic aligners are BPA-free and very easy to maintain. When it’s time to brush their teeth, they should gently clean the aligners with a toothbrush to prevent stains or buildup.
What Can My Child Eat With Invisalign?
Traditional braces place many restrictions on diets to prevent damage to the brackets and wires. Invisalign for kids eliminates this need for restrictions. Because aligners are removable, your child can eat and drink as they normally would, as long as they remove their aligners to do so.