As kids grow, their teeth may begin to misalign. Although this can be difficult for parents, it doesn’t have to be. Thanks to technology, there are more ways to straighten your child’s teeth and give them the confidence they need. If your kids are feeling self-conscious about their smile and would like to find a way to fix it without metal braces, look into Invisalign treatment.
How It Works
Treatment involves a series of custom-made, clear aligners that slowly move teeth into their desired position. Each set of aligners is worn for two weeks before being replaced by the next set to ensure gradual and effective movement. The process is quite straightforward and starts with a visit to an orthodontist to determine if it’s a suitable option for your child. The dentist or orthodontist will take impressions, photos, and x-rays of your child’s teeth. The series of aligners are made according to the final tooth position prescribed by your dentist.
How Kids and Teens Benefit
These aligners are practically invisible, providing your child with the confidence that comes with having a great smile. Plus, they’re much easier to clean and maintain than traditional braces since your child can easily remove them when eating or brushing their teeth. Additionally, research shows that 47% of teens using Invisalign experienced an improvement in their self-esteem during treatment compared to just 22% of teens with metal braces, according to DocPlayer.
Cost and Timeline Considerations
Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment option but can be costly depending on the severity of your child’s dental issues. The cost varies depending on the length of treatment and other factors. Generally, treatment times range from 12-18 months but could be as long as 24 months in some cases. As long as your child follows the treatment plan, results should be visible within a few months.
In summary, Invisalign can be a great option for kids who want to straighten their teeth as conveniently as possible. The benefits are clear! The aligners are practically invisible, easier to clean and maintain, and may even lead to increased self-esteem. If you’re considering this option for your child, be sure to get in touch with Lowell Dental Arts for a consultation. Our team can put your child on a treatment plan leading to a straight and beautiful smile.