There are many kids who want nothing more than to have a straight smile that they can be proud to show off. Invisalign® is a great option for kids in their teen years because it allows them to straighten their teeth without anyone knowing about it. The following guide provides tips to determine if Invisalign® is a good option to consider for your child.

Is Your Child Responsible?

It’s important to consider if your child is responsible enough to have Invisalign® before getting it for him or her. When someone wears Invisalign®, they have to take the trays out when they eat and when they sleep and store them in a container until they are ready to put them back in their mouth. You need to consider if your child will be able to take care of the trays when they are alone at school or at a friend’s house.

Does Your Child Have Good Oral Hygiene?

It’s important for your teen to brush his or her teeth before putting the trays in their mouth. Germs and food debris will be trapped between the tray and their teeth until they brush their teeth. If you know that your child will brush their teeth before using the tray, it’s a great option to consider for them.

Is Your Child Consistent?

Consistency is key when it comes to Invisalign®. You need to be sure that your child will wear the Invisalign® the way that they are directed to wear it by their dentist. If you think that they will take it out during the day or you will have to constantly remind them to put the trays in, it may not be the best option for them. You want to be sure that your teen is going to wear the device properly in order for it to be as effective as possible.

Invisalign® is designed to work well for just about any teeth positioning correction that is needed. If you feel that your son or daughter is going to be a good candidate for Invisalign®, you can speak with the friendly staff at Unique Orthodontics to learn more. We can schedule a consultation to find out what options are available and start having the trays created right away. The process is simple and can correct the positioning of your child’s teeth in a very short period of time. Our office is conveniently located in Fresno, Old Town Clovis, Madera, the Buchanan Area, and Tulare. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!

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