June 12, 2017

June 12th is National Children’s Day, and there is no better time to think about how you can improve your child’s oral health. Straightening crooked teeth is a great way to help improve your child’s dental functionality as well as his or her confidence. But, when is the right time to schedule the first corrective dentistry appointment? Many dentists recommend that children receive Invisalign® in Palm Harbor around the age of seven. At this age, spacing issues and problems with an uneven bite begin to become apparent.

Top Benefits of Pediatric Invisalign® Treatments

Many people choose to wait until they are adults to have their teeth straightened by a qualified dentist, and that is perfectly fine. However, children often respond better to orthodontic treatments because their bones are still growing and can be moved into the correct positions more easily than adult bones that are already established. Additionally, pediatric patients have a lower risk of root resorption than adults.

While there are many teeth straightening options available for children, including metal, gold or clear brackets, Invisalign® offers the following benefits:

  • Discreet appearance
  • Increased comfort due to smooth surfaces instead of brackets and wires
  • Removable aligners make it easier to eat and clean the teeth

In addition to these benefits, children who receive Invisalign® will not need to worry about getting food stuck in their teeth or having visible tooth discolorations due to wearing brackets for prolonged periods. It is important to note that although Invisalign® aligners can be removed easily, they should be worn consistently and should only be removed to eat or clean the teeth.

Schedule Your Child’s Appointment

Do you want to improve your child’s oral health and appearance in honor of National Children’s Day? If so, you can easily schedule a consultation with an experienced dentist by calling Knellinger Dental Excellence during regular business hours.



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