Central Texas Pediatric Dentistry
Pediatric Dentists & Special Needs Dentists located in Austin, TX
Invisalign® is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment that straightens your child’s teeth without metal brackets, wires, or rubber bands. At Central Texas Pediatric Dentistry, in Austin, Texas, Steve Hernandez, DDS, and Angie Hernandez, DDS, offer Invisalign treatments to give your child a picture-perfect smile. Call Central Texas Pediatric Dentistry to find out if Invisalign is right for your child.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic aligners to guide teeth into the correct positions. Invisalign can correct a wide variety of dental imperfections, including:
- Crooked or twisted teeth
In addition to creating a beautiful straight smile, repairing these imperfections also makes it easier for your child to clean and care for their teeth and reduces their risk of tooth decay. A beautiful, healthy smile can also help your child feel confident.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign is not only an excellent way to correct your child’s smile, but it also offers a variety of other benefits.
For example, your child can take the aligners out to eat and brush and floss their teeth. The aligners are also nearly invisible when they’re in your child’s mouth, so they won’t have to deal with a mouth full of metal. The aligners are smooth so that they won’t scratch or irritate your child’s tongue or cheeks.
What should my child expect during Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation at Central Texas Pediatric Dentistry, where the dentist takes pictures and a scan of your child’s teeth. They use those images to plan the migration of your child’s teeth to correct their smiles.
Then, the dentist orders a customized series of aligners for your child. Your child wears each set of aligners for two weeks. While your child can take their aligners out to eat and clean their teeth, they should wear the aligners for at least 22 hours a day.
Invisalign treatment usually takes between 12-18 months. For the first two months of treatment, your child has biweekly appointments at Central Texas Pediatric Dentistry for their dentist to check on how they adjust to Invisalign treatment and to give you the next set of aligners for them to use.
Once the dentist is satisfied with your child’s progress, they give you several sets of aligners, and your child only has checkups every eight weeks or so. When your child’s treatment is complete, they continue to wear an aligner at night, like retainers.
If you’re interested in Invisalign treatment for your child, call Central Texas Pediatric Dentistry to make an appointment today!