Invisalign for Kids in NYC
Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment offered by a top pediatric orthodontis at Park View Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in NYC. Many children are good candidates for this treatment option, which straightens teeth using a series of removable plastic aligners. Since 1986, our dental practice has been making kids’ smiles straighter and brighter. Learn more about our Invisalign treatment for kids below, or request a consultation today.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens your kid’s teeth using a custom-made series of clear aligners. The aligners are made of smooth and virtually invisible plastic, which gradually and gently shift teeth into place, based on the exact movements your orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. Invisalign can be used to straighten teeth, fix crowded teeth, and close gaps.
What does Invisalign for kids or teens involve?
After an initial consultation with our NYC pediatric orthodontist, we will be able to determine whether your child is a good candidate for Invisalign treatment, as opposed to traditional braces or another orthodontic offering. If Invisalign is a good fit for your kid’s needs, the process will start with digital dental scans. These can be completed in our office using our cutting-edge iTero scanner. Your orthodontist can then send these scans to the laboratory in order to fabricate your child’s clear aligners. The iTero technology also allows him to digitally simulate the orthodontic outcomes your child can expect following treatment on a screen in the exam room.
Once the invisible aligners are fabricated, your child will be given a new set of aligners once every few weeks. With each new set, teeth will be moved into a straighter position until treatment is complete. Invisalign treatment length will vary depending on each child’s unique needs.
At the end of Invisalign treatment, patients will receive care instructions to ensure that their teeth remain straight and healthy for years to come. In some cases, a metal retainer may be recommended for nighttime use in order to keep teeth properly aligned.
What are the benefits of Invisalign for kids and teens?
Invisalign offers numerous benefits for children, including:
- Clear aligners are virtually invisible
- Minimal interference with everyday life
- Involves no brackets or wires
- Aligners are comfortable to wear
- Aligners can be removed for easy cleaning
- Effective and beautiful results
- Involves no food restrictions, as compared with traditional braces
- iTero digital dental scans for aligners can be completed quickly and conveniently in-office
Invisalign for Kids at Park View Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in NYC
To learn more about Invisalign, call our office at (212) 879-6518 or request an appointment with a top Invisalign provider at Park View Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics by filling out the form on this page.