Going back to school, or going to school for the first time, is an exciting time for kids, but it can also be full of anxiety. This anxiety can be ramped up in children with crooked teeth who expect teasing.
Thankfully, Invisalign makes it possible for kids with crooked teeth to go back to school with increased confidence, both today and tomorrow.
The nearly undetectable aligners used in Invisalign are perfect for children who are worried about noticeable metal brackets and wires on their teeth, but still hope for straighter teeth after treatment.
At Alex Bratic Dental Care, we’d like to offer a few reasons you should consider scheduling an Invisalign consultation with a family dentist, either before or during this school year.
Why Self-Esteem Is So Important
Children with crooked teeth are often teased and their self-esteem suffers. No one wants this for their children as children who feel good about themselves develop into happy, productive adults. Clunky metal braces, also, can lead to depressed self-esteem. But self-esteem is important.
Self-confidence and self-acceptance help kids:
- Accept new challenges rather than feeling unsure of themselves
- Persevere through failure instead of giving up
- Stand up for themselves instead of allowing themselves to be mistreated
As a parent, you have the primary role to empower your teen to greater self-confidence and self-respect. And if your child has crooked teeth, Invisalign can help!
Invisalign – Better Than Conventional Braces?
It’s important to note that not all orthodontic conditions can be treated with Invisalign. Conventional metal braces are used to tackle more difficult orthodontic issues, and they do so without any sort of maintenance or upkeep required on your child’s end. But metal braces also come with substantial social disadvantages – they are bulky, obvious, and can interfere with sports, music, and eating. Invisalign, on the other had, offers the following advantages:
Discrete. With smooth, clear plastic aligners that are virtually invisible, your teenager won’t have to worry about attracting negative attention or comments. In fact, your children can enjoy the confidence of knowing that they’re discreetly creating a better smile each and every day. This is very different from conventional braces, which are literally, “in your face” and in the face of everyone your child meets.
Convenient. There are no metal wire and brackets that need frequent repairs or tightening. That means fewer orthodontic visits for you and your teen. Invisalign straightens children’s teeth using clear, BPA-free plastic aligners that are simply slipped over the teeth.
These aligners can easily and conveniently be removed when brushing, flossing, and eating. This means that throughout the entire straightening procedure, your kid can still enjoy a wide range of foods, chewing gum, and also ensure they maintain a healthy smile along the way. Invisalign aligners are more convenient for many children who play music, specifically those who play wind instruments. Invisalign is also more convenient for athletes. Because the clear aligners are made of flexible plastic and don’t have wires, the inside of the mouth doesn’t get cut or irritated. You can use mouthguards in sports like football or wrestling without worrying about wires getting in the way.
What You And Your Child Need To Know
If you are interested in Invisalign, make an appointment with Alex Bratic Dental Care today. We will determine if Invisalign is a good fit for you. If it is, we will create a 3D to help your visualize the process. If Invisalign is right for your child, we will lay out a treatment plan. New aligners are created approximately every two weeks. Your child’s teeth are gradually straightened over the course of several months. Total treatment time is usually about one year. The aligners are worn comfortably for 22-24 hours a day, being removed only to eat, brush and floss. To make sure the process is working, your child should have checkups every six to eight weeks.
How long you need to wear Invisalign varies from person to person, but you and your child will see the treatment has been worth it once your child has a brand new, perfect smile that they can show off at school. They will be able to smile for yearbook pictures, school dance photos, or any other occasion!
Give your child straighter teeth, more confidence, and improved dental condition with Invisalign from Alex Bratic Dental Care!
Comfort, Convenience, and Excellent Care at Alex Bratic Dental Care
Alex Bratic Dental Care in Beenleigh delivers quality dental services to patients of all ages. If your child needs straighter teeth, if you have a dental condition, or if you or a family member needs a checkup, we’re here for you!
Alex Bratic Dental Care is located on City Road near the Pacific Motorway near Beenleigh Station, with convenient public transport nearby and free onsite parking.
Get your FREE Invisalign consultation today!