Modern Orthodontic Treatment
Pediatric Invisalign is a treatment option for children and teenagers who need orthodontic treatment to correct misaligned teeth and improve their oral health. Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners that gradually shift teeth into their correct positions, without the need for traditional metal braces.
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The Invisalign Process
The treatment process begins with a consultation with an orthodontist who specializes in pediatric Invisalign. During this appointment, Dr. Swanson will examine the child’s teeth and take digital images and impressions to create a 3D model of the child’s mouth. This model is used to design a customized treatment plan that will guide the movement of the child’s teeth over time.
Once the treatment plan is finalized, the child will receive a set of clear aligners that are worn for a prescribed amount of time, typically 22 hours per day. The aligners are changed every two weeks, with each new set gradually shifting the child’s teeth into the desired position. The length of treatment varies depending on the severity of the child’s orthodontic issues, but the average treatment time for pediatric Invisalign is about 12 to 18 months.
One of the benefits of pediatric Invisalign is that the aligners are removable, which makes it easier for children to maintain good oral hygiene during treatment. Unlike traditional metal braces, there are no wires or brackets to clean around, which can make brushing and flossing more difficult. With Invisalign, the child can simply remove the aligners to brush and floss as they normally would.
Another benefit of pediatric Invisalign is that the clear aligners are virtually invisible, which can be a major advantage for children who are self-conscious about their appearance. Traditional metal braces can be bulky and unattractive, which can cause some children to feel self-conscious or embarrassed about their smile. With Invisalign, the aligners are nearly invisible when worn, so children can feel more confident and comfortable throughout their treatment.
Pediatric Invisalign is a popular and effective treatment option for children and teenagers who need orthodontic treatment. With its clear, removable aligners and customized treatment plans, Invisalign can help children achieve a healthy, beautiful smile without the discomfort and embarrassment of traditional metal braces. If you are considering orthodontic treatment for your child, contact our office to schedule consultation for pediatric Invisalign to learn more about this innovative treatment option.