Invisalign® for Kids
Have you noticed your child smiling with her mouth closed or covering their mouth when they laugh? If your child has crooked or crowded teeth, or an overbite or underbite, they probably feel embarrassed. You can’t really put a price on the value of confidence when it comes to your youngster — and you shouldn’t settle for anything less than the best!
Smile Shoppe Pediatric Dentistry, voted the #1 Pediatric Dentistry in NWA uses Invisalign
®, the world’s #1 aligner technology. Invisalign® clear plastic aligners are customized for your child so that as they grow, so does their smile. With advancements in technology, Invisalign® is the preferred option instead of traditional braces and will restore your Super Kid’s oral health and confidence.
What is Invisalign®
Invisalign® uses clear, removable aligners to straighten your child’s teeth vs. the hassle of traditional metal braces.
With Invisalign®, our dentists create a series of clear, custom aligners that straighten your child’s teeth progressively. Made of BPA-free plastic, the aligner is similar to a thin mouth guard and nearly invisible to others. Smile Shoppe Super Kids can smile, talk and mingle socially without feeling self-conscious. Watch the video to learn how Invisalign®s advanced teeth-straightening technology works
Why is Invisalign® better?
Not only are the aligners virtually invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also more
comfortable then traditional braces, with no metal or wires, which also usually means you spend less time in our office getting adjustments.
What Steps Are Involved with Invisalign® Treatment?
Your child wears each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As we replace each aligner with the next in the series, your child's teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to their final positions.
||Invisalign® treatment starts with a consultation. We'll evaluate your child's smile, and then map out a precise, customized digital treatment plan that showcases the step-by-step transformation of their smile.
||Once you approve the plan, we’ll move forward to create custom aligners. Your child will wear each set of aligners for 20-22 hours a day, changing to a new set every 1-2 weeks, depending on how things are progressing. Each set of aligners will gently and gradually shift the teeth into place according to the treatment plan until your Super Kid achieves their beautiful and healthy Super Smile.
||So your child's teeth will stay straight and her smile last a lifetime, we’ll provide her with clear retainers that she'll wear every night.
Invisalign® – For Super Kids of All Ages
Invisalign® First Sometimes a child comes to Smile Shoppe with moderate to severe orthodontic issues needing correction that can’t be delayed. Beginning with a comprehensive evaluation, we can start orthodontic treatment as early as age 6, even with baby teeth. This is known as Phase 1 treatment. The aligners are made exclusively for the shorter tooth crowns of little kids and feature a benefit called Eruption Compensation that makes it possible to treat erupting teeth. Invisalign® First clear aligner is designed for predictable results and a positive experience while addressing the unique needs of your growing child.
Invisalign® Teen. If your teen has bite issues and wants a healthier, more confident smile but without the restrictions of traditional braces, Invisalign® Teen offers many advantages. No worries if he wants to play the sports he loves or munch popcorn at the movies. With Invisalign®s clear, removable aligners, he can eat his favorite food, play sports and live life without interruption: We can effectively accelerate treatment time up to two times faster than the standard duration.
Metal Braces vs. Invisalign® Clear Aligners
Let’s face it. Metal braces aren’t exactly comfortable, with pokey wires and brackets. They’re also conspicuous, often making kids feel self-conscious, and they have to be tightened regularly, which means visits to the orthodontist. Children wearing metal braces must avoid many foods, such as hard taco shells, popcorn and pretzels. Braces can also be unhygienic if food gets trapped.
By contrast, Invisalign® clear aligners are comfortable and virtually invisible, so kid smiles have no limits. The aligners are easy to remove for eating, meaning your child or teen can enjoy the foods they like. The aligners come out for cleaning, and kids can brush and floss their teeth as normal. Another benefit is that the precise, high-resolution iTero Digital Imaging scanner we use eliminates the gooey mess of typical orthodontic impressions. If you are interested in other straightening options for your child, we offer Myobrace® , a no-braces preventative, pre-orthodontic treatment that treats the underlying causes of crooked teeth, unlocking natural growth and development.
Is Invisalign® the Best Choice for Your Child…
Call and schedule a complimentary consultation to find out. Our dentists are 100% board certified, a distinction that sets Smile Shoppe apart from any other pediatric dentistry in NWA. Call the office closest to you or visit Smile-Shoppe.com.
Fayetteville: (479) 326-8850 | Bentonville: (479) 326-8844 | Springdale: (479) 502-9067 | Rogers: (479) 282-3605