We know that teenagers can be incredibly self-conscious – we have all been there! Having crooked, overcrowded or mis-aligned teeth is extremely common whilst children are growing. Dental problems like these can make eating and speaking difficult and will most definitely affect your child’s confidence at some point. Beautiful teeth are an asset to be proud of!
A traditional metal ‘train track’ brace is the immediate solution that springs to mind for most parents, however these can be unsightly and certainly can take a bit of getting used to. Sometimes even the thought of wearing a noticeable metal brace can put many children off.
There is an option for treatment that will give amazing results and cause little disruption to your child’s lifestyle. Invisalign has specially developed a tooth straightening treatment with older children and teenage patients in mind. The Invisalign treatment uses a series of custom-made clear ‘invisible’ trays, called aligners. These aligners are made of smooth clear ‘SmartTrack’ material and are removable and comfortable to wear. They work by gradually moving teeth into the desired position, and can treat conditions such as crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, overcrowding and crossbites.
The huge advantage of the Invisalign treatment is that the aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, flossing, playing sports and special occasions! Invisalign aligners should be worn for a minimum of 22 out of 24 hours but as they can be taken out, they 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 growth and development of teeth and jaws whilst your child is growing. The aligners are designed to cope with the eruption of canines, molars and second premolars and in many cases the Invisalign treatment can move teeth without the need of extractions as is the case with conventional braces.
At The Priory Dental Practice Group, we are offering a free initial video consultation to discuss Invisalign and determine if this treatment is the right solution for your child. We will guide you through the Invisalign treatment process as well as discuss 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.
Interested in finding out more about the teeth straightening and other dental treatment available? Get in touch with our friendly team at The Priory Dental Practice Group, straightening your teeth has never been so simple!