Invisalign works best for teens or adults who can be compliant and wear their aligners consistently for at least 22 hours per day.
Smaller children may have difficulties wearing the trays for long periods or keeping track of them when removing them for eating or brushing.
Invisalign can often be a good option for phased orthodontic treatment plans. For example, children with severe crowding or bite complications like an overbite or underbite may be able to benefit from early orthodontic intervention. This could include braces or an expander for bite correction.
Phase one typically occurs when a child is around seven or eight years old. Phase two orthodontics often includes more tooth movement when a child is 12 or 13 years old. Invisalign might be ideal for a child entering phase two since they won't need as much tooth alignment, and they're older and more willing to follow the rules for a successful outcome with Invisalign.
Our dentists initially evaluate children around seven or eight years old for orthodontic treatment. Then, they can discuss options so families can make the right decisions regarding orthodontic treatment and care.
If you're interested in learning more about Invisalign in Corona, CA, for your teen, contact All Smiles today at (951) 898-8845 for more information.