We know that teenagers can be incredibly self-conscious – we’ve 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.
A traditional metal ‘train track’ brace is the obvious 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 orthodontic treatment that will give amazing results and cause little disruption to your child’s lifestyle. Invisalign has 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, they are comfortable to wear and very discreet. 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 teenager, 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 Feltham Dental Care in Feltham not only do we have a treatment focussed website www.clearbracesfelthamdental.co.uk which is packed full of information on Invisalign, we also offer a free initial video consultation to determine if Invisalign 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.
Our Principal Dentist Sharan has a friendly. approachable personality and particularly enjoys treating children to positively influence their dental health in the future.
Come and meet with our friendly team and our Invisalign Treatment Co-ordinator will discuss how Invisalign clear aligners could help your child and give them a new, straighter smile. Beautiful teeth are an asset to be proud of!