Invisalign® for Children

A straight and healthy smile is essential for your child’s confidence and well-being. Invisalign is a modern and discreet alternative to traditional braces for straightening teeth. This revolutionary treatment utilizes a series of custom-made, clear aligners that gradually shift your child’s teeth into their desired position. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, making them an ideal option for children self-conscious about wearing traditional braces.

How Invisalign® Works

  • Custom Treatment Plan: Invisalign treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation of your child’s teeth and bite. Our orthodontists develop a personalized treatment plan for each individual.
  • Custom-Made Aligners: Based on the treatment plan, a series of clear, custom-made aligners will be created specifically for your child. Each set of aligners is designed to exert gentle pressure on the teeth, gradually shifting them into proper alignment.
  • Wear Time and Progression: Your child will wear each set of aligners for approximately two weeks before progressing to the next set. As they move through the series of aligners, their teeth gradually shift into their desired positions.
  • Check-Up Appointments: Throughout the Invisalign treatment process, regular check-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your child’s progress and ensure that their teeth are moving as planned. These visits allow our orthodontic team to address any concerns, answer questions, and adjust their treatment if necessary.

Benefits of Invisalign® for Kids

A young woman placing and Invisalign aligner in her mouth against a bright clear blue background

Discreet and Virtually Invisible

Invisalign clear aligners are transparent, making them virtually invisible when worn. Your child can straighten their teeth without the noticeable appearance of traditional braces, boosting their confidence throughout the treatment process.

Comfortable and Irritation-Free

Invisalign clear braces are made of smooth and BPA-free plastic, providing a comfortable fit without the irritation caused by metal wires and brackets.

Removable for Convenience

Invisalign has the ability to be removed when necessary. This means your child can enjoy their favorite foods without restrictions and maintain their regular oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing with ease.

Fewer Office Visits

Invisalign treatment typically requires fewer office visits compared to traditional braces. While regular check-ups are still necessary, the visits are typically for progress monitoring and adjustments, providing a more convenient experience for you and your child.

How to Care for Your Invisalign®

Proper care and maintenance of your child’s Invisalign aligners are crucial for successful results. The aligners should be worn for the recommended time each day, typically around 20 to 22 hours. Consistency is key to achieving the desired outcome within the estimated treatment timeline.

Before meals or snacks, instruct your child to remove their Invisalign aligners. This prevents food particles from getting trapped and staining the aligners. Encourage your child to brush teeth after each meal or snack before reinserting the aligners.

Invisalign aligners should be cleaned regularly to keep them fresh and free from odor-causing bacteria. Rinse the aligners with lukewarm water whenever they are removed. Avoid using hot water, as it can warp the aligners. Use a soft toothbrush to gently brush the aligners with clear, mild antibacterial soap or Invisalign cleaning crystals recommended by our dental team.

Other Pediatric Orthodontic Services at Big Little Smiles

At Big Little Smiles, we are committed to providing comprehensive orthodontic care for children in addition to our Invisalign services.

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional Braces consist of metal brackets bonded to the teeth and connected with archwires. This system applies gentle pressure to gradually shift the teeth into their proper positions. Metal braces are highly effective and can address many orthodontic issues, from crowded teeth to bite irregularities.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces but offer a more discreet option. Instead of metal brackets, ceramic braces use clear or tooth-colored brackets that blend with the natural color of the teeth, making them less noticeable. They are an excellent choice for those who desire a more aesthetically pleasing orthodontic solution.

Clear Aligners for Children in Stamford, CT

We understand that every child is unique, and we take pride in offering anxiety-free, experienced, and caring dental services. Whether your child needs Invisalign, traditional metal braces, or ceramic braces, our experienced team is committed to helping them achieve a healthy and confident smile. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about Invisalign.