Invisalign® has a reputation for being the perfect adult orthodontic treatment, but kids also appreciate the convenience of clear aligners. At Greece Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Rochester, New York, board-certified pediatric dentist Abrahim Caroci, DMD, offers Invisalign for children and teens. Call Greece Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
Invisalign is a system of BPA-free plastic clear aligners. Unlike braces, clear aligners are removable and invisible to the naked eye. Many children enjoy the comfort of Invisalign, while teens appreciate their discreet nature. Invisalign uses high-end technology to ensure your child’s treatment is individualized and effective.
Invisalign has many benefits for children and teens in need of orthodontic treatment, including:
When the team at Greece Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics creates your child’s aligners, they use the iTero® intraoral scanner to create the most accurate impressions possible. As a result, the translucent material forms a tight hug around their teeth, so your child’s aligners are practically invisible.
The Invisalign treatment process is comfortable from start to finish. Along with digital impressions — no goopy molds necessary — Invisalign doesn’t require tightening appointments like braces. The material itself is also smooth, so it won’t irritate your child’s inner cheeks.
Invisalign’s optional blue compliance indicator dots allow you to track their progress throughout treatment. Opting for the blue dots may help hold your child accountable and encourage them to wear their clear aligners as expected.
Unlike braces, your child never has to worry about getting food stuck in their teeth with Invisalign. They can simply remove the clear aligners when they eat and replace them when they’re finished.
Since Invisalign is removable, your child can brush and floss to maintain their oral health throughout treatment.
Once you decide that Invisalign is right for your child, the team takes digital impressions with the iTero intraoral scanner. They upload these impressions into Invisalign’s proprietary software and create your child’s individualized treatment plan.
Each set of clear aligners targets different teeth to shift them into the correct position. For the treatment to remain effective, your child must wear Invisalign for at least 22 hours a day. They can take Invisalign out to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As the treatment progresses, your child’s teeth slowly start to straighten and shift into a more aligned position.
To learn more about Invisalign, call Greece Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics or schedule an appointment online today.