Your child’s health is your first priority, and when it comes to their smile, you want the best treatment possible. At Chamberlain Family Orthodontics, we understand that, and we’re right there with you. Dr. C and Dr. A offer Invisalign clear aligner treatment to give your loved one the confident smile they deserve with the most modern technology around. If you’re wondering about the benefits of Invisalign treatment for your child, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to learn more!
1: Digital Impressions Make Getting Started Easy
If you had braces when you were a kid, you probably remember that getting your impressions was one of the worst parts of treatment. Years ago, most orthodontists used thick, uncomfortable molds to take impressions, enough to keep many people from getting treatment! This process used to be one of the best tools in an orthodontist’s tool kit, but in the modern day, it’s way outdated.
We’ve got good news: your child won’t have to go through the goopy, gaggy impression process like you did because Chamberlain Family Orthodontics takes digital impressions! Using our iTero digital scanner, we can use a series of images of your child’s teeth to create a virtual 3D model of their smile. We’ll use this model to design their custom aligners.
Digital impressions are more comfortable and more efficient than traditional impressions. When we use the iTero scanner, we can get more precise results than we could with impressions. Your child’s smile will thank us.
2: Invisalign Is More Comfortable Than Traditional Braces
Braces are a great way to treat smiles, but they aren’t for everyone. In fact, one of the most common complaints we hear about braces is that they’re bulky and uncomfortable – especially for children.
Invisalign clear aligner trays make orthodontic treatment a breeze. These trays are made from a specialized SmartTrack material designed to fit their teeth like a glove. Without the bulky brackets and wires that might cut into their cheeks, your child will hardly notice they’re undergoing treatment. Plus, these clear trays are removable, meaning your child can take them out for after-school sports or band practice, so treatment fits their lifestyle, not the other way around.
3: Clear Aligners Are More Hygienic Than Traditional Braces
When your child has braces, their entire oral hygiene routine takes on a new form. It’s harder to brush around brackets and wires and takes much longer to floss. Most kids have a more difficult time getting their teeth clean as a result, which can leave them with white spots when their braces finally come off.
Invisalign eliminates this problem. Because the trays are removable, your child can take them out when it’s time to brush and floss their teeth. They won’t have to learn a new brushing routine or use extra tools to get the same clean smile. Instead, they’ll keep their routine, and they won’t risk white spots.
What’s more, is that they can also clean their clear trays when they brush their teeth. Cleaning the aligner trays makes the entire process more hygienic, keeping your child’s smile clean, healthy, and happy.
Tip from the Pros: Try using EverSmile White Foam! This cleaning solution makes sanitizing your child’s aligners a breeze, especially on the go.
4: We Can Treat Your Child At Any Age
Most kids start orthodontic treatment in their early teens, and that’s perfectly okay! Some kids, however, need to start treatment a little earlier to get the same results as their peers. For those that do, Invisalign has a solution: Invisalign First®.
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, you should bring your child in for their first consultation by the time they reach age 7. If your child requires treatment at this time, Invisalign First is a great way to introduce orthodontics to their lifestyle without disrupting their routine.
Invisalign First works with your child’s teeth while they’re still growing during a process we call Phase I treatment. Under Dr. Chamberlain’s expert guidance, Phase I treatment will help a child’s jaws develop so that they can better accommodate all permanent teeth as they erupt. It will also improve how the upper and lower jaws fit together. This method of treatment has many benefits, including a reduced risk of oral health issues in the future caused by crowding, misalignment, or malformed jaws. It can even improve a child’s ability to bite and chew more effectively!
By the end of their first round of treatment, their adult teeth will have a clearer and straighter path to grow in as your child gets older – all with the many benefits that Invisalign brings to the table!
5: There Are No Dietary Restrictions
When a child starts orthodontic treatment with braces, we give them a laundry list of food items they should avoid. Brackets and wires are delicate appliances, and breakage could result in longer treatments. Sticky and crunchy foods are the most likely culprits of appliance breakage, so a child wearing braces has to avoid these foods to keep treatment on track.
With Invisalign, there is no need to worry about food restrictions, which means you don’t have to change your weekly dinner rotation. Your child will simply remove their Invisalign trays at snack and meal times, eat and enjoy their food (even popcorn!), and put them back in their mouth. It’s as simple as that!
6: Invisalign Is Practically Invisible
Braces can sometimes make children feel self-conscious around their peers, so it’s worth looking for other options that make them feel confident when going through orthodontic treatment. Invisalign makes it possible to straighten your child’s teeth in a less noticeable way.
These form-fitting plastic aligner trays are completely clear, making them look natural when your child wears them. However, if they want to customize their appliance, they can apply Stickables to add style and personality to their aligners.
Chamberlain Invisalign: Your Choice for a Clear Smile
Your child deserves the best, and at Chamberlain Family Orthodontics, we have it. The benefits of Invisalign clear aligners are endless, and you’ll love them just as much as your child does. Don’t wait to get started with treatment – schedule your free consultation in Redlands or Beaumont today!