Is your child needing orthodontic treatment? Our dentist can use Invisalign® clear aligners in San Diego, California, as a wonderful option to help straighten the smiles of patients of all ages. Believe it or not, the Invisalign system is not just for adults. Children can also benefit from this discreet method of orthodontic correction.With this option, Dr. Soudabeh Sharafi will provide your child with custom-made, computer generated plastic aligners which will gradually straighten their smile. This is instead of the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces that can feel bulky and obstructive to some.
In order for the Invisalign clear aligners to work effectively, they will need to be switched every two weeks as the teeth are guided into their optimal position. We will also see the patient for regular appointments during their treatment, so we can monitor the process and ensure that it is occurring as planned.
One of the major benefits to this treatment is that the aligners are removable. This means that regular oral hygiene habits can be easily maintained. Simply remove them before brushing and flossing. They can also be taken out before eating, so there is no need to worry about getting gum stuck in a bracket or any broken wires.
During your child’s initial visit to our dentist, we can determine if they are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. It can be used to treat many of the same orthodontic conditions that brace treat. These conditions include:
- Teeth Crowding
- Crooked Teeth
- Gaps and Spaces Between Teeth
- Bite Issues Like Overbites, Open Bites, Underbites and Crossbites