Invisalign for Teens 

Wanting a solution for your kids crooked teeth but worried that they might not feel confident and show compliance wearing braces and wires? Let us give you a revolutionary and simple treatment alternative  - invisalign/clear aligners for kids/teens.

Many parents are already aware about invisalign treatment for adults as in today's scenario, how we look and esthetics form a major part of our personality. As the conventional braces might not look appealing to many adults, same is the concerns with few kids nowadays. Every kid wants to look good on social media and is working religiously on building his/her own personality.

As they say change is the only constant, technology along with dentistry is just treading the same path and bringing newer, user friendly and convenient treatment options not only for adults but also kids too.

Why to choose invisalign over braces for teens?

If you have ever  got braces done just close your eyes for a minute and remember the journey! Was it painful? Did the wires bother you? Did it poke you on cheeks or came out suddenly or the buttons break? Could you really enjoy your favourite food with the braces on?
We know the answer! 
Invisalign overcomes the above issues. It is advantageous over braces as it -

  • Is less painful
  • Lesser duration of treatment required than conventional braces
  • They are REMOVABLE - Your child can have all his her favourite food items without any restrictions. No need of sacrificing popcorns, hard food. Just enjoy your food and brush after it and wear your aligners. 
  • Easier to maintain oral hygiene. 
  • They are minimally visible . No wires, elastic bands , braces required to straighten your teeth
  • Helps in boosting the child's confidence by achieving a pleasing smile while making negligible change in their routine lifestyle.

Who should get invisalign ?

If a child above 7 years of age has -
  • Gaps in teeth
  • Irregular teeth
  • Forwardly /backwardly placed teeth
  • Increased bite/ deep bite
  • Open bite 
Ideally a child should get a check up done by braces/invisalign specialist after the age of 7 years. An early catch can help preventing complex problems later at adulthood.

What to expect during your teens  invisalign treatment journey?

What to expect during your teens  invisalign treatment journey?

On the first visit, our experienced invisalign specialist takes a look at your kids teeth, assess the alignment, facial profile and gets to know about the child's expectations from the treatment. 
Then pictures of teeth and smile is recorded and feeder to clincheck invisalign app.
Also we take a quick scan of the teeth with the help of iTero scanner. The biggest advantage of this technology is that it does not require the use of sticky tacky impression materials which caused discomfort to many patients. The invisalign scanner is like a camera in your mouth which records the current alignment of teeth and bite.
Once the records are done the software makes the treatment plan and helps you appreciate the before and after changes virtually.
Once the plan gets approval from you and the doctor , your custom made invisalign trays are manufactured and given to you within 15 days.

Henceforth, invisalign treatment is custom made, convenient option for the teens without bearing the troubles of wires and braces.
So what are you waiting for? Gift your child a beautiful and healthy smile today by visiting us and getting a check up done!
Good luck!!

What To Expect After Invisalign

What To Expect After Invisalign

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:

  • Fixed Retainers: A fixed retainer is basically a thin, metal wire that’s adhered to the back of the teeth, on the tongue-side. These retainers stay permanent offering long term retention and even better, and no one can see you wearing them. There are different kinds of fixed retainers which are designed mainly on the basis of ease of cleaning and to provide maximum rigidity.
  • Removable Retainers: There are two types of removable retainers.
  • The first is the traditional wire retainer, also known as Hawley retainer. It consists of a thin metal wire that wraps around the front of teeth and a plastic piece that is seated against the roof of your mouth.
  • The second type of retainer is a clear plastic retainer referred to as 3 D or Essix retainer. It is very much similar to the Invisalign aligner and is made of a durable material.

FAQ – Aligners

FAQ – Aligners

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 – 

  • Gaps in teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Forwardly placed teeth
  • Malaligned teeth

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-

  • No fixed appliances, need of buttons and wires in your teeth.
  • No issues of poking wires, regular follow up visits.
  • Easy to wear and remove by the patients themselves.
  • Easy to maintain oral hygiene with clear aligners .
  • Virtually invisible and so highly esthetic.

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.

Caring for Your Retainers

Caring for Your Retainers

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.

  • For both Hawley and Essix retainers: Using a soft toothbrush, gently clean both sides of the retainer without using toothpaste. You can even use retainer cleaning solution or Efferdent for deep cleaning once in a while. A DIY mixture can be made using equal proportions of distilled water and white vinegar. Let your retainer sit in the solution for about 10-20 minutes.
  • If you have a fixed retainer after Invisalign, brushing twice a day around the wire and flossing once a day is mandatory. This will help prevent gum disease and tooth decay by preventing plaque accumulation and also deposition of food material.
  • Please take your retainers out when you want to eat or drink anything other than plain water.
  • Take your retainers out when swimming and always wear a mouthguard when playing sports.
  • Always store your retainer in the case when you are not wearing it.
  • Keep your retainers away from extreme heat.
  • Keep your retainers away from pets.
  • Eat a healthy, nutritious diet to promote oral health and keep cavities at bay.
  • Visit dentist regularly for dental check ups and cleanings.

FAQs on Retainers

FAQs on Retainers

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 2 years to stabilize the teeth in new positions.

About Consultation

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Clinic 2 : Vasant Vihar
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