If you want your child to have the benefits of braces without spending years walking around with a mouthful of metal brackets and wires, you should consider Invisalign. The subtle, discreet way to correct crooked teeth, Invisalign is highly effective and perfect for an image-conscious teenager.
At Smile Shoppe Pediatric Dentistry in Bentonville, AR, we’re not only board-certified pediatric dentists with a deep commitment to values like integrity and honesty, but experts in using Invisalign to help your child improve their smile and achieve long-lasting results. To get started, schedule a consultation with our friendly team. We’ll conduct a thorough evaluation of your child’s orthodontic needs and help you both learn more about the Invisalign process so you can make an informed decision.
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What Is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is a system that straightens and aligns your child’s teeth to give them an elegant straight look. Using clear plastic aligners that fit snugly over your child’s teeth but can also be removed whenever your child wants, Invisalign gently corrects crooked teeth, moves them into the proper position, and cleans up any awkward gaps or positioning problems. Your child will love watching their smile grow smoother and smoother with each passing week!
How Does Invisalign® Compare to Traditional Metal Braces?
Invisalign does the same thing as traditional metal braces, but with a twist. Instead of straightening your child’s teeth using metal brackets and wires that attach to the front of each tooth and typically stay there for 2-3 years, Invisalign uses removable clear plastic aligners that fit over your child’s teeth and can be taken out daily for cleaning or while your child eats.
Even better, those clear aligners blend in with your child’s natural smile. Unlike metal braces, which stick out like a sore thumb, Invisalign is subtle, discreet, and doesn’t draw attention. This makes Invisalign a great choice for teenagers who may feel self-conscious about wearing braces and want to feel more comfortable and less anxious while going through orthodontic treatment.
How Long Does Invisalign® Take?
The Invisalign process typically takes about 18 months from start to finish. However, this varies from case to case — your child may need more or less time. Most patients don’t have to wait till the end to see results, though, with many reporting noticeable improvement in their alignment after just a few months!
At What Age Can My Child Start Invisalign®?
A child or teenager can begin Invisalign treatment once their adult teeth have grown in. This usually happens by age 12 or so. If you are interested in whether Invisalign might be the right fit for your child, we suggest bringing them in for a consultation once they have reached the appropriate age so we can help you decide if Invisalign is the right choice.
Does Invisalign® Work for Everyone?
Invisalign is highly effective when used to treat mild to moderate cases of misaligned or crooked teeth. However, for severe or especially complex cases, traditional metal braces may be a more successful, appropriate option. We’ll evaluate your child’s specific needs and recommend whichever treatment approach is the best fit to give them great results.
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