What Is The Recommended Age Range For Invisalign For Kids?
Posted on 3/7/2022 by Dr. Jae Seon Kim
Clear aligners are a common oral appliance that patients use to straighten their teeth. Through a system known as Invisalign, patients are able to gently push their teeth to proper positions without using traditional braces. Many people love Invisalign because they don't have to deal with the nuisance of metal from braces. Invisalign is invisible so other people will not know you are wearing the aligners. Additionally, Invisalign trays are removable, so you can brush, floss, and eat with ease.
Using Invisalign Treatment
Straightening your teeth with Invisalign may last somewhere from a few months to about a year or so. The aligners can straighten teeth across different age groups. Patients need to wear their set of aligners for not less than 20 hours each day. You will have to wear a series of trays as the teeth gradually move closer to the desired position. It is important you find out what the recommended age for Invisalign is before you get the system for your kids.
What's the Recommended Age for Invisalign?
Clear aligners of the Invisalign system can be used to straighten teeth in both adults and children. For kids, treatment should start once the permanent teeth erupt and for kids below 10 years, the orthodontic treatment should be performed under strict supervision. It is possible to have pre-teen Invisalign treatment which often starts as the permanent teeth start erupting. The goal of this treatment is to develop the growing jaws and arches in the right way.
Clear aligners tend to be highly effective in correcting teenagers' teeth. This is a time when permanent teeth ought to have emerged. During teenage, the teeth aren't as firm and affixed as you find with adults, meaning they can easily shift into the designated position. Therefore, aligning the teeth takes a shorter time. Find out more about Invisalign for children by contacting our dental team. Schedule an appointment today.
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