Metal braces are out and clear aligners are in! Invisalign is a series of custom-fitting, clear aligners that gradually move your teeth to the desired position.
Each alignment tray is worn for about 2-3 weeks until the patient is moved to the next set until the goals of a straighter, brighter smile are achieved.
Invisalign has many benefits, especially for children and teens that wear them. They are removable, so it is easy for your child to maintain good oral hygiene while straightening their teeth. There is no risk of getting food stuck in between wires causing bacteria to build up in hard to reach areas.
Your child doesn’t have to be embarrassed or self-conscious with chunky metal wires and rubber bands in their teeth anymore. Invisalign is clear and virtually invisible, so it won’t even be noticeable that your child is being treated.
The average length of treatment with Invisialign is about the same as it would be with traditional metal braces, but this all depends on the severity of their dental issues, which can be evaluated by Dr. LaLande.
Many alignment issues are fixed with Invisalign, including crowding, spacing, open bite, overbite and under bite. Invisialign can be used by teens that have erupting or erupted permanent dentition. The staff at Children’s Dental Care and Orthodontics will evaluate your teen’s specific dental problems to determine if they are a good candidate for Invisalign.
Dr. LaLande is the Las Vegas Dentist for kids. Our staff is friendly and gentle in providing excellent dental care for your infant, child or adolescent. Our goal is to work with you and your child to achieve the best oral health, the most beautiful smile, and the most favorable dental experience possible.