Does your child need orthodontic treatment, but is hesitant to wear braces? While braces are an exceptional orthodontic system that has been used successfully for decades, they’re not always the right solution. Children need to feel comfortable and confident throughout their orthodontic journey. That is important to our team, and we know it is important to you as a parent. If your child isn’t comfortable with the idea of wearing braces, we’d love the opportunity to introduce you both to Invisalign—the clearest solution for smile straightening.
Read below to learn more about Invisalign, and contact our Coral Springs, FL office to schedule a consultation for your child or teenager! We look forward to speaking with you.
What Is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is an FDA-approved clear aligner system that uses custom-made, removable aligners to alter the alignment of the teeth. Invisalign aligners are made with a proprietary SmartTrack material that is designed to move the teeth in an efficient manner while also providing comfort throughout treatment.
Invisalign is an ideal straightening option for kids, teens, and adults because it is discreet, safe, and comfortable. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible while they are on the teeth—allowing your child to go about their day without worrying if someone is noticing that they are wearing an orthodontic appliance. Additionally, your child can remove their aligners for short periods of time to eat, brush, and floss. This makes Invisalign much easier to care for than braces.
How Does It Work?
At Children’s Dentistry of Coral Springs, we use the Invisalign system to create a personalized treatment plan for your child. The first step in the process is to have your child come into our office for an initial consultation. During this visit, we will take a series of digital impressions and photos of your child’s teeth. We will also discuss the goals of treatment with you and your child.
After we have all the necessary information, our team will use advanced 3D imaging to map out the entire treatment plan. We will be able to show you what your child’s teeth will look like at every step of their treatment. Once we have finalized the plan, Invisalign will manufacture a series of custom aligners. Your child will wear each aligner for a two-week period before moving on to the next one in the series. As they progress through the aligners, their smile will become straighter and more balanced.
Treatment That Fits Their Lifestyle
One of the greatest benefits of wearing Invisalign is that it fits into every lifestyle without becoming the focus of it. Since the aligners are removable, your child can take them out when needed—such as for participating in high-impact sports, playing instruments in the school band, or eating their favorite meals.
Invisalign is also easy to clean and care for. Your child can remove the aligners to brush and floss their teeth with ease. This keeps them on top of their hygiene routine without needing to introduce floss threaders or other orthodontic-specific cleaning tools into their routine. Additionally, Invisalign aligners are less prone to staining and breakage than traditional braces, which can be a real relief for parents.
A Modern Approach
In every factor and detail, Invisalign provides a more modern approach to smile straightening. The system takes into account the convenience that patients crave in their daily lives, the concealment that allows them to feel confident, and the comfort required for them to wear aligners for many hours a day. With Invisalign, your child can get their ideal smile without feeling overwhelmed or self-conscious throughout the process.
Is Your Child A Candidate For Invisalign®?
Invisalign is suitable for kids, teenagers, and adults—we only want to ensure that the patient is mature enough to handle their own oral hygiene needs and follow instructions throughout treatment. The best way to determine if your child is a candidate for Invisalign treatment is to schedule an appointment with Children’s Dentistry of Coral Springs! Our team will be more than happy to evaluate your child’s teeth and discuss the best approach to achieving their desired smile.