Clear aligners have several advantages for children and teenagers, including:
THE ALIGNERS ARE VIRTUALLY INVISIBLE
Teen clear aligners are made of smooth, BPA-free plastic that fits over the teeth. Most people will not notice that your child is wearing aligners, and they will be able to smile confidently throughout their treatment.
THERE ARE NO FOOD RESTRICTIONS
Patients often ask, "Can you eat candies while wearing aligners?" Is popcorn permissible during clear aligner treatment? Yes, you can eat lollipops and popcorn while wearing aligners. Because the aligners are removable, there are no food restrictions. Kids can continue to eat their favorite foods, such as popcorn, pizza crust, and candy, as long as they remove their aligners first and brush their teeth before putting them back in.
BRUSHING AND FLOSSING ARE A BREEZE
Because the aligners are removable, children can brush and floss normally without having to navigate around brackets and wires. If your child has poor oral hygiene, this is something to keep in mind when comparing braces and aligners.
TREATMENT IS COMFORTABLE
Clear aligners are gentle and comfortable to wear. They will not irritate the mouth like braces. While kids may experience some sensitivity during the first week with aligners, and sometimes after putting in new aligners, it is mild, and aligners are well tolerated among our Teen patients.
KIDS AND TEENS WILL GET USED TO WEARING ALIGNERS QUICKLY.
Because of the lack of hardware, the first week of getting used to wearing aligners is easier than getting used to wearing braces. Some patients' only complaint about their first week with an aligner is a slight lisp, but speech quickly returns to normal.
GREAT FOR ACTIVE TEENS
Clear aligners are ideal for musicians and athletes. Children do not have to be concerned about being hit in the mouth during a game or cutting their lip while trying to hit a high note.
EFFECTIVE FOR A VARIETY OF ORTHODONTIC CONCERNS
Aligners can be used to correct an overbite, spacing, crowding, an open bite, and other issues.
IDEAL FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS
While children must wear their clear aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, they can remove them for special occasions such as class pictures, school dances, or when participating in sports. Their daily life will be unaffected by clear aligners..