Can Younger Patients Use Invisalign Aligners?

Because orthodontic treatment is something that tends to happen during a person’s childhood, or their teen years, adults are often embarrassed at the thought of wearing braces. Invisalign aligners allow them to do something about gaps and overlaps between their teeth without drawing attention to the fact that they are having an adjustment performed. Because of this, many adult patients will look into Invisalign for their orthodontic needs. What you should know is that this can also be an effective solution for teenagers who have problems with poor dental alignment. You can schedule an appointment at our Rochester, MN dental office if you have questions about Invisalign treatment for you, or a family member.

Using Invisalign Aligners Instead Of Traditional Braces

The goal during treatment with Invisalign is the same as the goal during treatment with metal braces – a person’s smile will be gradually corrected so that their teeth are all properly aligned. What makes Invisalign different is that your aligners will be difficult to see, and easy for you to take out whenever you might want to have them off. This can make it easy for a person to fit orthodontic adjustment into their daily activities, while also making them more comfortable with the way they look.

What To Expect As Your Teen Begins An Adjustment

Before your teen receives their Invisalign aligners, their custom aligners have to be designed. In the past, planning orthodontic treatment required patients to create a physical impression of their bite, which required them to bite into a plaster mold. What we do instead is take digital impressions with our iTero scanner. This technology allows us to create highly accurate 3D images, which can actually be used to show off a preview of how someone’s smile will look once an adjustment is complete!

Orthodontic Work Will Help With More Than Just Your Teen’s Smile

While teenagers can be preoccupied with appearances, and excited to show off smile improvements, orthodontic work is about more than just cosmetic changes. By having your teen’s teeth straightened, you can help them avoid problems with tooth decay by spacing out overlapping teeth. You can also make corrections that can improve their bite function. As a result of that change, a person is less likely to develop issues with TMJ dysfunction later in life.

Make An Appointment To Discuss Invisalign For Your Child At Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry

If you have a child or teen who needs orthodontic work, make an appointment to discuss Invisalign treatment at Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry. With these modern appliances, we can provide a better experience with their smile adjustment, while still delivering impressive results. If you are interested in learning more, or if you want to know about any other services we offer, call our Rochester, MN dental practice at (507) 281-3659.