When we talk about getting braces done in today’s scenario, the first thing that comes in our mind is the clear plate thing which everybody is talking about calling them ALIGNERS. The basic reason of aligners getting an edge over preferences to braces is the esthetics, comfort, ease of use and being removable.
Most of the adults would prefer the virtually invisible aligners over braces and wires sticking to their teeth any day. However, one uncertainty regarding the invisalign/clear aligner technology which many of the parents ponder upon is – Can kids get invisalign treatment done? Read on to get your answers.
The answer to this is through a recent update in the world of clear aligners called Invis First. Yes, kids teeth alignment can be done starting from the age of 7 years through Invis First.
Getting the orthodontic/aligner treatment done at an early age starting from 7 years will prove to be extremely beneficial to the child. The primary reason being the advantage of growing jaws and arches (upper and lower). Furthermore few of the other reasons are-
The invisalign or clear aligners are made of smart track material which causes desired movement of teeth in gentle and hence in a pleasant manner. The amount of force applied on each tooth is decided through digital treatment planning by expert invisalign specialists.
On the first visit, the orthodontist (braces/clear aligners specialist) and the pediatric dentist will do a thorough checkup of your child to assess the current alignment and bite.
Through digital scanner, a quick comfortable scan of the child teeth will be done and current images/photographs will be taken for clinical records and to formulate the pre and post treatment plan through a software so that the parents can see the post-operative change virtually.
Every one of us is opting for the latest technology and gadgets when it comes to our mundane routine life. We want the best for our kids. So why not apply the same principle for dental treatment/orthodontic treatment! Let us give them the wide spectrum to choose what they like the most!
Choose a healthy smile for them!!
So, is it finished after you are done with your invisalign treatment. Well, there is an important aspect to discuss when it comes to maintaining that perfect and healthy smile on long term basis and this is done by Invisalign Retainers.
Once straightened, teeth usually have a tendency to move back to their original position and this is where the retainers play a significant role. They purposefully remind the teeth to remain straight after you are done with the active invisalign treatment.
There are two main types of retainers we offer:
1. What are clear aligners?
Clear aligners are virtually invisible removable trays which help in alignment of crooked teeth.
2. Who all can wear clear aligners?
Anyone who has –
can wear aligners.
3. Are clear aligners safe for kids?
Yes. Kids from the age of 7 years can opt for clear aligners treatment rather than going for braces treatment.
4. Why to choose clear aligners over braces?
Clear aligners have the following advantages over conventional braces-
5. There are so many clear aligners providers in the markets? Which one to choose and why Invisalign?
The difference comes in expertise and years of experience, when it comes to our health we always prefer to choose what’s best and what will bring us the most appropriate and desirable results. Invisalign has given amazing results in millions of people and is a leading brand in the reign of clear aligners and the treatment planning is done by experienced orthodontists worldwide.
6. What is the time duration of the treatment with clear aligners/Invisalign?
It depends on the severity of the malaligned teeth . It might vary from 6 months to 2 years. The Invisalign specialist will be the best person to guide you with this after your check up.
7. How much time does it take on the first visit or to procure aligners?
On the first visit the Invisalign specialist will do a thorough check up and quick digital scan and take some pictures of your teeth for record purposes. Once the scan gets submitted, the doctor will discuss the comprehensive treatment plan with you which includes duration, no of aligners, attachments if required.
8. How much does the Invisalign treatment cost?
It depends on case to case.
But usually the treatment cost varies from Rs 75,000 to Rs 2,75,000.
9. Does wearing Invisalign aligners hurt? Is the treatment painful?
Not at all. Clear aligners do not cause pain. The aligners are made through smart track material which allows constant and calculative movement of teeth in desirable position.
10. Where are the Aligners manufactured?
Invisalign, in specific, is an American system. The Aligners are manufactured in USA. It takes about 2weeks for the processing of these aligners.
There are certain things to keep in mind especially when it comes to caring for your retainers to ensure better hygiene and durability. Retainers are quite low maintenance appliances, so just few simple steps will help them do their job well.
1. What are retainers?
Retainers as the name suggests are meant to RETAIN the newly aligned teeth in their respective positions.
2. Is it compulsory to get retainers made? What If I don’t want them?
Yes, retainers are as important as your braces treatment if you want your teeth to remain in alignment.
Otherwise there is always a tendency for tooth to go back to their previous positions and become crooked again.
3. What type of retainers are available?
Retainers can be fixed or removable depending on the preference and need.
Your braces doctor will best guide you If you need both or either of them.
4. Will the fixed retainer show? Will it hinder with brushing? When can I get It removed?
Fixed retainers are made with very thin wires and are fixed on inner surface of the teeth so no one can see them . You don’t feel them too and get adapted to them in one to two days.
Furthermore, it’s very easy to brush and maintain oral hygiene with fixed retainers and there is no need to get them removed atleast for couple of years.
5. Can I wear removable retainers at night? How to clean them?
Yes. Removable retainers can be worn at night too but that decision lies with your braces doctor. You clean them the similar way you brush your teeth and rinse the retainers in running water after removing and before wearing them.
6. What to do if I break/misplace my removable retainers or dislodge my fixed retainers?
Firstly don’t panic. Take an appointment with your braces doctor and get them fixed or get a new one made.
7. For how long do I need to wear my retainers?
Retainer wear protocol is different for different cases. Generally you have to keep the retainers for about 2years to stabilize the teeth in new positions.
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