Orthodontics for Children

While there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends visiting the orthodontist around age seven.By this age, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier for the orthodontist to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems sooner and without surgery.

Invisalign® straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. Hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth.

Different teeth will have different requirements, but you can expect typically 20 to 30 sets of aligners.  They are removable for purposes of eating, good dental hygiene and an occasional night out on the town.

Many people do not receive dental braces as children. As adults, they may delay or avoid orthodontics because they are unwilling or unable to wear unsightly metal braces. Invisalign® provides an alternative. As a revolutionary orthodontic treatment, Invisalign is designed to straighten your teeth with virtually invisible aligners. Made of smooth plastic, they fit comfortably much the same way a mouth guard does, and they are unlikely to irritate cheeks and lips the way metal braces can. They are removable, which means you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods, and your teeth will be easier to keep clean without any need for special tools.

You’ll meet with Dr. Malespin to discuss your expectations, and once it is decided that Invisalign® is the best solution, you and he or she will map out a treatment plan with your goals in mind.  They will then take impressions of your teeth that will be digitized to allow them to plan the gradual shift of your teeth.  You’ll be able to see a representation of your teeth throughout the process, at each stage from the initial adjustment to the finished product.

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