Bay Area Orthodontics: Invisalign for Children in
Invisalign is an effortless way to correct bite and teeth alignment issues without the use of metal braces. Bay Area Orthodontics is proud to offer this cutting-edge technology to our patients.
BAO offers Invisalign for children in Sunnyvale, CA. As one of the leading providers of Invisalign in the Bay Area, we are committed to providing the best possible care for our patients.
Invisalign is right for children who have mild to moderate bite or teeth alignment issues. If you are considering Invisalign for your child, our Bay Area Invisalign specialists can help you make the best decision for their smile.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a type of clear aligner that is used to straighten teeth. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign is virtually invisible and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing.
The Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom-designed for your teeth. Constructed from strong medical-grade plastic, Invisalign aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. These aligners are virtually invisible, so most people won't even know you're wearing them.
Patients are given a new set of aligners every two weeks. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will gradually move until they have straightened to their final position. Patients will wear retainers at night to retain the new teeth positioning.
The Invisalign system has been proven effective in clinical research and has helped millions of people achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. For children in Sunnyvale, CA, Bay Area Orthodontics is the best place to get Invisalign.
Benefits of Invisalign for Children
Kids in their early teen years are often self-conscious about their appearance and may be reluctant to wear braces. Even though traditional metal braces have come a long way and now come in fun colors, some kids still do not want to wear them. That's where Invisalign comes in.
Invisalign is a great option for children who are looking for a more subtle way to straighten their teeth. Here are some of the benefits Invisalign can have for your children:
One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign for children is that it is practically invisible. This means that your child can straighten their teeth without anyone knowing that they are wearing aligners. This can be a big relief for kids who are self-conscious about their appearance.
Another big benefit of Invisalign for children is that it is comfortable. The aligners are made of a smooth material that is gentle on the gums and teeth. Your child can wear them for extended periods without experiencing any discomfort. Since the aligners move the teeth in slow increments, patients typically experience less pain than those who have braces. It is common to experience some discomfort during the first week or two as the teeth and mouth become accustomed to the new appliances and start shifting.
Easy To Keep Clean
Part of the appeal of Invisalign trays is that they are easy to keep clean. Since the trays are removable, you can brush and floss your teeth as usual without having to work around a mess of brackets and wires. You also will not have to worry about food getting stuck in your braces and causing cavities.
Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners are fully removable. This means that you can take them out whenever you want — for a special event, to eat, or to brush and floss your teeth with ease.
Require Less Time in the Orthodontist’s Chair
We know that most kids these days do not want to spend long amounts of time in the orthodontist’s chair — no one does. Since Invisalign is such a precise treatment, you will not have to come in for as many adjustments as you would with braces. This means that you can save time and money by spending less time in the orthodontist’s chair.
Less Painful Than Braces
If you are worried about the pain that comes with braces, you can rest assured knowing that Invisalign is a much more comfortable treatment. Because the aligners are made of smooth plastic, they will not rub against or get caught on your gums or cheeks as metal braces can.
However, you might feel that your teeth are a little sore for the first few days after you get your aligners. This is because your teeth are slowly shifting into place. But do not worry, the soreness will go away soon.
Shorter Treatment Time
Another wonderful thing about Invisalign is that the average treatment time is shorter — usually 12 months as opposed to the 24-30 months (about 2 and a half years) for braces. This means that your child will not have to wear aligners for as long as they would need to wear braces.
Is Invisalign Right for Your Family?
Invisalign is proven to be effective in treating a wide range of dental issues like overcrowding, gaps, and overbites. It is effective for both children and adults!
As with all treatments, Invisalign is not for everyone. Here are a few things to consider before deciding to move forward with Invisalign treatment:
The severity of your child’s dental condition: Invisalign can treat a wide range of dental issues, but it might not be the best solution for severe cases.
Your child’s age: Invisalign is most effective for teens and adults. But 6- to 10-year-olds can also be treated with Invisalign if their teeth and jaw are still growing.
Your child’s cooperation level: For Invisalign to work, your child must be willing to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours each day. If you think your child will have trouble sticking to this schedule, Invisalign might not be the right solution.
Your child’s lifestyle: If your child plays a lot of sports or is involved in other activities that could put the aligners at risk of being lost or damaged, Invisalign might not be the best option.
If you are considering Invisalign for your child, the best way to know for sure if it is the right treatment is to talk to an orthodontist. Bay Area Orthodontics is proud to offer Invisalign for children in Sunnyvale, CA! We would be happy to answer any of your questions and help you decide if Invisalign is right for your child.
Why Choose Bay Area Orthodontics?
Bay Area Orthodontics is one of the leading providers of Invisalign in Sunnyvale, CA. We have been helping patients achieve straighter teeth for over 25 years.
Our experienced team of orthodontists and dental professionals is dedicated to providing you with the best possible care. We offer a variety of orthodontic services, including Invisalign, braces, and more.
We understand that every patient is different, and we will work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your family’s needs.
Other Reasons To Choose BAO Invisalign
Direct Billing to Most Insurance Providers
Bay Area Orthodontics accepts most insurance providers. We will gladly directly bill your insurance company for your convenience. Our staff is always available to answer any questions you may have about insurance coverage.
Bay Area Orthodontics is pleased to offer complimentary consultations. This allows us to get to know you, answer any questions you may have about BAO or Invisalign, and discuss which treatment options are right for you and your children.
Flexible Payment Plans
We understand that orthodontic treatment can be costly. Bay Area Orthodontics offers flexible payment plans to make treatment more affordable. We also offer a variety of financing options, including no-interest and low-interest payment plans.
Led by a board-certified orthodontist, Bay Area Orthodontics is proud to provide Invisalign for children in Sunnyvale, CA. Dr. Kim has extensive experience with Invisalign and is passionate about providing the best possible care for her patients.
Contact Us Today!
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, call Bay Area Orthodontics today at (408) 709-7599 and our friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
What can you not do with Invisalign?
There are a couple of things you should avoid while wearing Invisalign:
Eating hard or sticky foods. Hard foods can damage the aligners, and sticky foods can get stuck in the aligners and be difficult to remove.
Drinking sugary drinks. Sugary drinks can damage the aligners and cause tooth decay.
Can I still play sports with Invisalign?
Yes! You can still play sports while wearing Invisalign. However, it is important to protect the aligners from being damaged or lost.
How long does it take for teeth to settle after Invisalign?
The length of time it takes for teeth to settle after Invisalign treatment varies from patient to patient. For most patients, it takes about six months to a year for the teeth to settle into their new position.
What is the success rate of Invisalign?
The success rate of Invisalign is very high. Invisalign has been proven to be just as effective as traditional braces in correcting dental problems.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign treatment varies from patient to patient. The best way to find out the cost of Invisalign treatment is to schedule a consultation with Bay Area Orthodontics today.