I’m sure you’ve seen the commercials for Invisalign or clear aligners for adults, but is it okay for kids and teens? You bet! In our practice, more patients are requesting to be treated without brackets and wires, and we are now able to treat most patients over the age 7 with their choice of braces or clear aligners.
While there are some downsides to treating children with aligners, such as the need to wear them 20 hours per day and the possibility of losing them, there are many more upsides. These include shorter treatment times, easier brushing and flossing (since you take the aligners out to do this), and no pokey wires or emergency visits. In fact, we’ve found that our patients as young as 7 or 8 are some of our best aligner wearers and fastest treatments!
If your child is concerned about the thought of getting traditional braces, call us today to see if Invisalign or other clear aligners are right for them.
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Brad Chvatal, DMD, MS
(541) 683-8490 • EugeneBraces.com
1400 Valley River Drive, 240, Eugene
1130 E. Main Street, Cottage Grove