Invisalign is the “invisible” version of braces. They straighten teeth just like traditional metal braces do, but the clear, custom aligner trays are barely visible. If you have a child or teenager who is self-conscious about the idea of getting braces, Invisalign is the perfect option for them! The trays gradually shift the teeth into alignment, and they can be easily removed for eating, drinking, and brushing!
How long will my child need to wear the Invisalign aligners?
If the child wears their aligners for the recommended 20-22 hours each day, Invisalign generally works more quickly than traditional braces. Most children will need to wear them at least 12 months, but the exact timeline will depend on the severity of the case.
Will Invisalign affect my child’s speech?
Just like other orthodontic treatments (like braces), Invisalign may slightly impact the child’s speech. You might notice a slight lisp, but this may go away after your child gets used to having the aligner trays in their mouth.
How much does Invisalign cost?
We totally understand that cost is always a concern when contemplating any dental procedure. Invisalign typically costs around the same price as traditional braces, though there are several factors that will have to be considered. Many insurance plans cover orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign, so be sure to review your plan. If you have any questions about whether this — or any other — service is covered and to what extent, just ask! We’re always happy to help.