Early intervention for dental issues in 9-year-olds can be cost-effective and lead to improvement. Waiting until adult teeth have fully grown is not necessary. Northern Virginia Orthodontics uses Invisalign For Kids aligners explicitly designed for growing teeth and jaws.
Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that utilizes clear, custom-fit aligners that can be removed to straighten teeth. Patients are typically instructed to wear the aligners for around 22 hours daily, only taking them out to eat and brush their teeth.
Invisalign is usually suggested for children at least nine years old with a full set of adult teeth, as it requires muscle control to wear the aligners correctly and prevent loss or damage. Younger children may not have the adequate muscle control to properly use Invisalign.
Invisalign can be an effective treatment option for children with mild to moderate teeth misalignments like overbite, underbite, or crooked teeth. The treatment typically takes about 12 to 18 months to complete.
Can Invisalign For Kids be used for 9-year-olds?
Is Invisalign For Kids The Best Option For My Child?
Invisalign For Kids is an innovative treatment using clear plastic aligning trays to fix your child’s smile. Children as young as nine can begin treatment even if they haven’t lost all their baby teeth.
Parents may be skeptical because Invisalign For Kids aligner trays can be removed. You may think your 9-year-old isn’t mature or responsible enough. Invisalign For Kids and NVO have a few tips to address your concerns.
Wear Indicators — With Invisalign For Kids, monitoring your child’s treatment progress is easy, even when you’re not around. Each clear aligner is equipped with a wear indicator, which will wear off if the tray is worn for the recommended amount of time. These aligners are also nearly invisible, making it easy for children to wear them comfortably without feeling self-conscious.
No Diet Restrictions — Invisalign For Kids makes it easy for 9-year-olds to enjoy their meals without having to worry about their orthodontic treatment. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign trays can be removed when eating and brushing teeth, avoiding the risk of sticky, hard or crunchy food causing damage or the need for additional orthodontic visits. Invisalign trays also make cleaning easier than traditional braces.
Invisalign For Kids is designed to work with developing jaws. When developing a treatment plan for your child, the orthodontist will consider the growth of their teeth. The plan will ensure that existing teeth will be moved into the correct position while also allowing room for new teeth to grow in properly.
Some dental issues that Invisalign For Kids can address in children as young as nine-years-old include:
Although Invisalign For Kids is used to straighten teeth, the aligners are focused more on development at this age, so there is less of a chance of needing straightening down the road.
Invisalign For Kids is a trusted, innovative treatment that nearly eliminates the need for traditional metal braces and headgear. Trays are removable making oral hygiene easy without needing special tools. Young children can continue developing their brushing routine as they usually would without assistance.
One of the benefits of Invisalign treatment for kids is that it typically requires fewer orthodontic visits than traditional braces. With traditional braces, patients usually need to visit the orthodontist every 4-8 weeks to have their braces adjusted. With Invisalign, patients typically only need to visit the orthodontist every 6-8 weeks.
Northern Virginia Orthodontics makes starting Invisalign For Kids treatment easy with state-of-the-art imaging, financing options, and a straightforward treatment plan for your child.
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