December 7, 2020
We all know that children, and in particular teenagers, can be incredibly self-conscious and having crooked, overcrowded or mis-aligned teeth is extremely common whilst children are growing. These dental problems can affect eating, speaking, and certainly their overall confidence. Beautiful teeth are an asset, and if looked after well, a perfect smile can last a lifetime.
So, what orthodontic treatments are there available for children? A traditional metal ‘train track’ brace immediately springs to mind for most parents, however these can be unsightly, uncomfortable, and restrictive.
If you are looking for amazing tooth straightening results which will cause minimal disruption to your child’s lifestyle then Invisalign may be the perfect treatment. Invisalign has been specially developed for children and teenage patients (8-18 years). The Invisalign treatment uses a series of custom-made ‘invisible’ trays, called aligners. These aligners are made of smooth and clear ‘SmartTrack’ material, they are removable when needed, and comfortable to wear. They work by gradually moving teeth into the desired position, and can treat conditions such as crooked teeth, gaps, overcrowding and crossbites.
The aligners are worn both day and night, for a minimum of 22 out of 24 hours. A huge advantage compared to the fixed traditional braces is that Invisalign aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, flossing and even playing sports, playing musical instruments and special occasions! The Invisalign system will fit in perfectly with your child’s busy life.
If you are considering Invisalign for your child, you might like to know that the aligners are custom made and consider the development of teeth and jaws whilst your child is growing. The aligners are designed to cope with the eruption of canines, second premolars and molars and in many cases Invisalign can move teeth without the need of extractions as is the case with conventional braces.
Bristol Dental Specialists are offering a free 30-minute video consultation with a Specialist Orthodontist. We will guide you through the Invisalign treatment process as well as talk though other options. Investing in your child’s teeth and enabling them to smile with confidence could be one of the best decisions you make for them. Invisalign is a safe, reliable, and effective teeth straightening treatment which will leave your child smiling with confidence.
What happens next? You can either refer your child for a consultation here or you can ask your dentist to refer to us. The dental referral process is simple, and the initial online consultation is free of charge. There is no obligation to go ahead with treatment if you decide that Invisalign is not the right option for your child, and we can certainly discuss other options such as ceramic or invisible lingual braces (behind the teeth).