What Is Invisalign Treatment?
Properly aligned teeth create a beautiful smile and are commonly healthier and easier to take care of. Oral health concerns, including crooked teeth and an improper bite, might also result in further dental health complications that might possibly impact your ability to speak and eat normally, and they can be costlier to repair. In an effort to help children enjoy the rewards of a healthy, beautiful grin, our staff proudly offers Invisalign clear aligners to children and teenagers in Allen, TX. Invisalign treatment straightens teeth through a sequence of removable, nearly invisible teeth aligners, providing a less obvious appearance and a simple alternative to metal or clear, ceramic braces. To learn whether Invisalign aligners are right for your child's treatment needs, set up a consultation with one of our skilled pediatric dentists, Dr. Yvonne Felli or Dr. Ajikwaga Felli, at Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics today.
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How Do Invisalign Aligners Work?
Invisalign clear aligners work through a custom series of transparent removable mouth trays that incrementally direct your child's teeth into their appropriate position. To initiate the treatment, a member of our Allen, TX team will take an impression of your child's lower and upper arches, which will be forwarded to the special lab where your child's custom teeth aligners will be crafted. When the aligner trays are forwarded to our facility, our team will have you come in to receive your child's first pair and receive instructions for use. These teeth aligners should be kept in place for a minimum of 20 – 22 hours every day and only taken out just before brushing, flossing, eating, or drinking. Approximately every 1 – 2 weeks, we will swap your child's current pair of Invisalign aligners for the next in line. A member of our team will help you set up monthly follow-up visits at Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics so our skilled dentists can track the treatment progression. The length of time needed for Invisalign treatment will vary case-by-case, but many children and teens use their removable Invisalign aligner trays for around 12 – 24 months. After your child's Invisalign treatment is done, it is imperative to prevent their teeth from moving by using a set of custom retainers. We will continue to assess the alignment of your child's teeth and their treatment outcomes during his or her yearly dental visits.
Invisalign treatment FAQs
How much do Invisalign aligners cost?
The cost of Invisalign aligners depends on the complexity of your case and how long it takes to complete your treatment plan. Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics can provide you with an accurate cost estimate when you come in for a consultation. Our office offers simple payment plans to help cover the cost of treatment.
Can you eat while wearing Invisalign aligners?
Eating food can damage the aligners, which is why you should remove them during meals. Once you are finished eating, you should brush your teeth and clean the aligners before placing them back in your mouth. This prevents plaque build-up and future tooth decay.
Is Invisalign treatment right for everyone?
Invisalign treatment is not necessarily recommended for everyone. Our dentists in Allen, TX, will examine your teeth and determine if you are a good candidate for clear aligners. If you have severe alignment problems, traditional metal braces may be a safer option.
A Confident Smile with Clear Aligners
Address your child's crooked teeth and enhance his or her misaligned bite with Invisalign treatments at Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. These discreet, removable aligners gently shift teeth to enhance your child's eating and speaking abilities while establishing a beautiful and healthy smile. Schedule your child's treatment consultation with pediatric dentists Drs. Yvonne and Ajikwaga Felli at our Allen, TX facility to find out more about the details of Invisalign treatment or to start your child's care.