When Your Child Needs Braces…
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Most children don’t want braces because they’re not deemed very “cool.” However, braces have advanced over the years considerably.
Essentially, Invisalign is a procedure to straighten your teeth and is an alternative to traditional metal braces. It uses a series of aligners that are made especially for your teeth. These aligners are nearly invisible and are removable. Every couple of weeks, these aligners will be replaced and so your teeth will move gently into your desired final position. This gradual process minimally disrupts your life and is effective. So far it’s been utilised by over 3 million people worldwide and it’s becoming an incredibly popular treatment for misshapen teeth.
Ideally, you’ll want to consult an expert in Invisalign, someone who offers several options for types of braces and so can give you their honest option about whether Invisalign is for your child.
Finding a dentist isn’t a problem; however, finding an expert in child’s pediatric dentist who will have your kid’s best interests at heart could be more difficult. While Invisalign aligners are not the most expensive teeth straightening option on the market, they aren’t the cheapest either. You can, however, derive real benefit from them, so having a frank conversation with an excellent dentist will lay out your various choices.
How To Care For Your Child’s Aligners
Taking good care of your aligners will make sure that your treatment is as successful as it can be. The first thing to do before you even touch your child’s aligners is to wash and dry your hands thoroughly. The next step is to wash the aligners themselves. You’ve got to be really careful about washing them one at a time so you don’t damage them and you should clean both the inside and outside of the aligners with toothpaste on a soft toothbrush. Your dentist will explain how to insert your aligners when you go for your consultations and treatment.
However, it’s important to remember that you shouldn’t force them into position. A little pressure is fine but you don’t want to damage either aligner or your mouth by trying to put them in too quickly. Equally, you should remember the dos and don’ts of wearing aligners in comparison to braces in terms of food and drink. It’s fine to drink clear water without removing your aligners, but you’ll have to remove them from your child’s mouth if they want to consume anything else. This ensures no bacteria gets caught in your child’s aligners which may impede your overall dental health. Look after your aligners for the best Invisalign results.
Hopefully, you now have an understanding of one of the different options out there if your child needs braces. Of course, consulting an experienced dentist is a necessity and they will present the best treatment solutions.