Your child’s smile is an integral aspect of who they are. A straight, healthy smile enables them to express themselves, chew their food, and speak properly throughout their lifetime; not to mention, a well-aligned smile reduces their chances for decay and gum disease.
When your teenager needs orthodontic treatment, we want their experience to be as pleasant as possible, so they can enjoy the process. With Invisalign, our team at Coastal Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics is making this possible! Call our office in San Diego, CA, today to schedule their appointment for Invisalign!
What is Invisalign®?
The Invisalign system corrects misalignment of the teeth, including mild cases of overbites and underbites, using a series of clear, plastic aligners. Your teenager will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them to eat meals and brush their teeth. Typically, treatment with Invisalign will include between 20 or 30 clear aligners, each gradually shifting and guiding the teeth into the correct position. By the time your teenager slips in their last aligner, their teeth will have undergone a complete orthodontic transformation.
Treatment with Invisalign typically takes between one and two years. However, the exact amount of time will depend on the severity of each patient’s smile condition.
Invisalign is a suitable treatment option for most teenagers who are seeking to correct their misaligned teeth. However, in cases of severe misalignment or extensive dental work, braces may be the more appropriate alternative. We do not recommend this choice for children because their jaws are still developing, leading to results that are less retainable.
There are many benefits to Invisalign, including:
- Invisalign is nearly invisible. You can barely tell someone is wearing them.
- Invisalign is removable. You can take them out to eat, brush your teeth, or for special occasions and while taking pictures.
- Invisalign is comfortable. You will barely feel that you are wearing them.
- You can brush and floss normally while wearing Invisalign. Simply remove the aligners and place them back over your teeth when cleaning is done.
- Invisalign can actually be more affordable than traditional braces. This is because Invisalign typically requires fewer office visits than traditional braces.
Invisalign is a great choice for teenagers because it is discreet and comfortable. It is also a great way to correct orthodontic problems without having to wear traditional braces. This can be more fitting for their busy schedules and preference for a beautiful smile throughout treatment!
Bringing Our Best To Your Teenager’s Smile Care
We at Coastal Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics pride ourselves on the passion that drives us to always be better. In everything we do, we strive for our best and constantly do better to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients. Our top focus each day, when we enter the office, is to provide services that make the lives of children, teenagers, and parents of San Diego, CA better.
With this mindset combined with our caring hearts and advanced skill, we are proud to be your child’s dental care provider. Using Invisalign clear aligners, we are able to get your teenager excited about a straighter smile and put them on the path to stronger teeth, healthier gums, and a better relationship with dentistry overall!