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Invisalign® treatment for children and teens

Oral health advisers around the world recommend that children have an early orthodontic consultation, usually between the ages of 7 - 11. Treatment isn’t always necessary at this stage, but sometimes, early intervention can help reduce the need for treatment later on.

When there is a need for some orthodontic intervention, we have a solution that is specifically created for small smiles. Invisalign® first aligners are designed for young, growing teeth and jaws, and may reduce the need for comprehensive orthodontic treatments or braces in the future.

Invisalign® for teens

Invisalign® is a virtually invisible orthodontic treatment option which can straighten your child’s teeth and improve their smile without anyone knowing they’re having treatment – not even their best friends at school, that is, unless they tell them, of course.

The treatment uses a series of custom-made aligners which are manufactured from clear, medical-grade plastic. They’re safe to wear and comfortable because they’ve been specifically designed for your child’s teeth using the latest 3D technology. But the best part of this treatment is that the aligners are removable. You can take them out to eat, brush and floss – and on those nights when there’s a middle school dance to attend or a quick photo to pose for.

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Why chose Invisalign® for teens?

Invisalign® is suitable for our young patients, making them ideal for the self-conscious teenager. The ability to remove the aligners for eating, brushing and flossing also makes them a popular choice for parents who need to encourage their children to maintain proper hygiene and care during the treatment programme. Another benefit for younger patients is that the aligners can be removed for playing sports or when practising wind instruments.

Since it’s important that aligners are worn for at least 22 hours a day for effective treatment, we can apply a blue dot to each set of aligners for our younger patients. This acts as a wear indicator, which helps you keep track of how long each aligner has been worn.

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Straighten your child's teeth the invisible way

Invisalign® treatment starts with a consultation where we assess your child’s teeth and take digital impressions of their position using our iTero Digital Scanner. This gives us an accurate picture of where their teeth currently sit and how much movement is required to give them a perfectly straight smile.

These 3D impressions are then used by the orthodontist to design the Invisalign aligners, which look like thin sports mouthguards. Over the course of treatment, as an Invisalign® patient, your child will be required to change aligners every two weeks

  • No lifestyle change – Invisalign® fits in with your teen’s sports games, music practice and budding social life
  • Fewer visits – by changing their own aligners every fortnight, you only need to come in for a check up when we diagnose a need on our remote monitoring system
  • Virtual Check-ups - using the Dental Monitoring app, you and your child’s orthodontist can track the progress of their treatment programme. Just have your child send a scan of their teeth to your orthodontist via a smartphone
  • Easy hygiene – there’s no disruption to an oral hygiene routine. Just instruct your child to remove their aligners to brush and floss at least twice a day
  • No one needs to know – Invisalign® aligners are virtually invisible so no-one can see your teen is wearing them. If you don’t tell anyone you’re having treatment, they probably won’t know

At Pallant Orthodontics, we’re excited at the results our teen patients have achieved using Invisalign®. We believe it’s a great way to straighten your teeth and will recommend it to you if it proves to be the best treatment for your teen after their comprehensive specialist assessment.

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How effective is Invisalign®?

At Pallant Orthodontics, we are Diamond Invisalign® providers, which places us among the best Invisalign® professionals in the world. We tell you this for two reasons:

  • We're proud to be recognised as one of the leading Invisalign® providers in the world
  • This status recognises our experience using Invisalign®. We use Invisalign® because of the fantastic results it gives our patients

Traditional metal braces have been used in orthodontics for decades, and for good reason – they get great results. But so does Invisalign®, which offers the added benefit of being near-invisible. These aligners can be used for major and minor orthodontic cases and can achieve the same great result as traditional appliances.