Invisalign® for Kids

Pediatric Dentist Marlton

The most common time to straighten teeth is during the teen years. Permanent teeth have fully developed and issues like overbite, gaps, and misalignment become clear. However, your child may be reluctant to agree to treatment with braces due to a wide range of reasons. The most common reasons children avoid braces include:

  • “Metal mouth” – the impact of braces on a teen’s appearance can often lead to teasing by peers and reduced self-esteem
  • Restrictions – braces require your teen to give up popcorn, hard and sticky candies, gum, crunchy foods, and more
  • Discomfort – braces can irritate the lips and gums, and increase teeth sensitivity
  • Effort – teeth with braces are more challenging to keep clean and healthy
  • Activities – sports, band instruments, and other common activities can be limited or made more difficult when wearing braces

Invisalign® is designed to provide straighter, healthier teeth without any of the drawbacks of traditional braces.

Invisalign® uses a series of clear, custom-fabricated aligners to gently and gradually correct the alignment of your child’s teeth. Their nearly invisible appearance means most people will not be aware of the treatment.

Invisalign® aligners can be removed for eating, dental hygiene, and activities like sports or band. This allows your child to live a more normal life, keep their mouth healthy, and maintain higher self-esteem during orthodontic treatment.

In most cases, Invisalign® can correct issues with your child’s smile for about the same investment as traditional braces and generally requires fewer office visits. For more information or an Invisalign® consultation, contact our office.