Invisalign Checklist: Is Your Child a Good Candidate?

There’s a reason why people and dentists love the Invisalign® teeth straightening system. This trusted treatment provides predictable and convenient results and has 8 million smiles to prove it.

At Bell Family Dental PC in Bayside, New York, our team recommends starting with this checklist to see if it’s right for you, your child, or your teenager.

Does your child want discrete solutions?

One thing kids love most about Invisalign is it’s barely noticeable technology. That’s because these industry-leading clear aligners use SmartTrack® material. This patented thermoplastic is FDA approved and free of gluten, latex, BPA, and BPS. Plus, the custom-fit ensures they feel comfortable and wrap snugly over your teeth, which also makes them practically invisible.

Does your child want straighter teeth fast?

Invisalign makes teeth straightening quick and predictable, thanks to its precise and innovative technology. At your child’s consultation, we evaluate their smile and create a customized digital plan that includes a step-by-step guide for treatment. This approach enables us to make the smallest corrections down to individual teeth, and your child can expect to see your brand-new smile in as little as six months — faster than traditional braces.

Does your child want a more comfortable treatment?

Unlike traditional braces that shift teeth with painful wires and brackets, Invisalign works by gently easing your teeth into the proper position. 

As part of your child’s customized digital treatment plan, they receive a series of custom-made aligners to be worn 20-22 hours a day. After 1-2 weeks, they switch to the next set of aligners in the series. Not only is this process more comfortable, but your child also avoids the discomfort that comes with metal brackets and wires.

Invisalign for children even comes with a blue compliance dot to monitor if they are wearing their aligners as they should. 

Do you want to make teeth straightening easier for your child?

Think you have to wait for all of your child’s permanent teeth to come in before improving their smile? Think again. Invisalign makes it easy to start improving your smile at every age, even as young as six. 

In fact, starting a child’s orthodontic treatments when they still have baby teeth can simplify the teeth straightening process in the years. By breaking their treatment into two phases, you can fix existing problems early and even prevent them from becoming worse.

Do you want solutions that work with your family’s lifestyle?

Having photos taken? Getting ready to play in the big game? Invisalign aligners offer a flexible solution when it comes to teeth straightening. Whether your child is eating or participating in sports, they can remove their aligner. However, to get the best results fast, your child needs to wear it between 20-22 hours a day.

Does your child have complex dental issues?

Whether your child has a simple straightening issue or more complex problem, Invisalign offers innovative solutions. Common issues Invisalign can address include:

Plus, Invisalign treatments work if your child still has a combination of baby and adult teeth.

Ready to see if Invisalign is right for you or your child? Contact our office by calling 718-224-4646 or requesting an appointment online today.

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