There is no time like the present, especially when it comes to your child’s orthodontic care. Because of the wide range of treatment options, we recommend bringing your child into our office as soon as age seven to see what the future of their smile holds. Since there are a lot of dental options for children today, you may be wondering if Invisalign is right for your child. Invisalign use for children is on a case-by-case basis, but we’ve seen some of our best Invisalign patients come in those preteen years. If you’re ready to get started, request a free consultation today!

What Is Invisalign For Kids?

Invisalign is a set of clear aligners that are made of innovative thermoplastics that are custom-fitted and custom-made for your child. Invisalign has become wildly popular in recent years because it is very effective for some patients and virtually invisible. It is easy to see why this smile-perfecting method is a great option for people of all ages.

What Is The Process Like?

The process really doesn’t look that different than it does for teens and adults. The end goal is the same – a bright and confident smile! First, we’ll take a 3D digital scan of your child’s mouth using our state-of-the-art scanner. Then we’ll use the model to create the set of clear aligners that will fit over your child’s teeth. They’ll then receive new trays every two weeks to help further shift their smile into place. After this, your child will have a whole new smile!

Is My Child A Candidate For Invisalign?

There are a lot of determining factors that decide whether your child is a candidate for Invisalign or not. Mild to moderate issues with dental alignment can normally be handled using Invisalign First. Things like overcrowding, spacing, underbites, and overbites can normally be treated with these clear aligners. In order to truly know whether or not your child is a candidate for Invisalign, consider requesting a free consultation to have your child examined. During this appointment, your orthodontist will do an oral exam and take the time to examine your child’s needs to put together a custom plan to get them the smile they deserve.

Will Invisalign First Affect My Child’s Lifestyle?

If you’re worried about orthodontic treatment affecting your child’s lifestyle then Invisalign First will likely be the right choice for you. Invisalign is a simple and non-invasive treatment that can help align your child’s smile without the hindrance of brackets, wires, and other obtrusive dental appliances. Your child will be able to largely go about their normal life eating and playing as usual so long as they clean their teeth and their trays as recommended. As an added bonus, the near-invisible trays are a great option for those worried about the appearance of braces. Invisalign can ensure your child remains active, happy, and healthy – all while getting the smile they deserve!

What Are The Benefits Of Invisalign For Children?

As we’ve mentioned earlier, the earlier your child gets their dental exams, the earlier they can be on their way to their dream smile. An added benefit here is that the earlier they start treatment, the more costs associated with their treatment go down. The specific benefits related to Invisalign are numerous.

It is Virtually Invisible: Invisalign or other clear aligners are great options for those worried about the visual impact the treatment has on their smile. Invisalign First is a great option for children because the trays will be almost invisible.

Low Maintenance: Caring and maintaining Invisalign First is much easier and simpler than alternative alignment options. Your child will wear them 20-22 hours a day and only take them out for meals. With Invisalign, food restrictions have become a thing of the past! When they’re finished eating they can put them back in after brushing the trays and their teeth. Even oral hygiene is a breeze!

Comfortable: Dental pain can be a real downer. Rogue brace wires and brackets associated with traditional braces can cause unwanted pain. At Knight, we want to make your child’s experience pleasant every step of the way. Apart from the discomfort of your child’s teeth and jaw moving into place, you shouldn’t expect any other pains known with other dental appliances.

Fast Treatment Time: For more mild cases, we’ve seen start to finish treatment come very quickly. In some cases, Invisalign First gets the same result much quicker than braces can.

Why You Should Choose Knight Orthodontics for Your Child’s Smile

When it comes to orthodontics, you want an orthodontist who is as meticulous about your child’s oral health as you are. Dr. Knight is someone who takes a comprehensive approach to your child’s dental care. From bone structure to bite issues to appearance and healthy airways, a lot rides on your child’s dental care. You want nothing but the best in caring for your child’s smile and health. You want Dr. Knight and his team.