Is It Time For Your Child To Begin Orthodontic Treatment?

While malocclusion is a problem that affects many people to different degrees, it can be a real concern for you if your child has issues with the spacing and/or alignment of their teeth. Even if these problems are relatively mild, it can be a source of embarrassment for them, and it can create more problems for their dental health later in life than you may realize. At our Rochester, MN dental office, we can let you know when your child is old enough to be a good candidate for orthodontic treatment. We can use Invisalign aligners to discreetly correct the spacing and alignment of teen patients’ teeth. These appliances can be ideal for younger patients because they will not draw unwanted attention, and because they can cause less interference with their daily lives!

Many Kids Require Some Form Of Orthodontic Treatment

During their pediatric dental exams, your child’s dentist will look out for more than just cavities and gum disease. Kids’ oral structures are still developing, and their growth should be monitored to look out for developmental issues like malocclusion. When they reach an age when treatment for problems with teeth spacing and alignment might be appropriate, we can start to discuss treatment. By choosing Invisalign for your teenager, you can give them a means of fixing problems with gaps and overlaps that does not require them to have conspicuous metal braces permanently bonded to their smile for the duration of their corrective work. They can appreciate that their treatment will not affect their smile, and you can be glad to have a solution that can call for fewer checkups and less intrusion in their daily life.

How Invisalign Solves Problems With Malocclusion

Invisalign aligners are discreet, clear appliances that gradually move teeth into place. The treatment process relies on a series of aligners, each one representing one step in the process of properly straightening a person’s teeth. After using our iTero digital scanner to examine and measure your teen’s teeth, we can design personalized aligners that are capable of gradually moving their teeth to their proper places. Because they are able to remove their appliances on their own, kids do not have to worry about their treatment affecting their ability to eat or clean their teeth.

We Also Provide Invisalign Treatment For Adults!

Not everyone goes through orthodontic work during childhood, and some who do can experience problems with teeth shifting later in life. We are ready to work with adults who want to do something about their own issues with malocclusion! You can be relieved to know that discreet, hard-to-observe appliances can be trusted to address the concerns you have about any issues with teeth that seem to be poorly aligned or out of place.

Talk To Your Rochester, MN Dentist About Invisalign For Your Child!

Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry is ready to help your teen show off a smile that is straighter and lovelier! To find out more about Invisalign treatment for teens, please contact your Rochester, MN dentist’s office by calling (507) 281-3659.