It is understandable for children to be a little worried when they are told that they will need to wear braces, especially since this is likely to coincide with their school years where being different is like a sign hanging over their heads. But we’re here to tell you that it’s not all bad and that there are teeth straightening treatments for children which do away with the stigma attached to orthodontic treatment. But, before we even get that far, you’re probably wondering why your children need braces in the first place…

Reasons why children need braces

Crooked, overcrowded or overlapping teeth are some of the main reasons why children need braces. A bad bite (malocclusion) can also be problematic for the health of a child, as it can impede functionality and hinder healthy eating and cleaning.  Such issues may be caused by tooth decay or losing baby teeth too soon, while thumb sucking has been identified as a cause of crooked teeth and something that should be stopped at an early age. For some children, though, orthodontic problems are simply inherited.

Braces options for children

If you take your child to regular dental check-ups then this will give your dentist the opportunity to identify possible orthodontic problems and recommend teeth straightening treatment where needed. At this stage you and your child may expect to be presented with fixed metal braces – but this is no longer the only choice! Invisalign Teen is a great option to help your child save face and get the smile they always wanted.

There’s a reason why Justin Bieber chose Invisalign braces to straighten his teeth, as have many other celebrities: The treatment is comprised of clear aligners that are custom-made for the individual and which can be removed for eating and teeth cleaning. And this is one of the most comfortable solutions for fixing misaligned teeth. With the choice of Invisalign Teen for children the benefits only get better:

  • The aligners will still be clear, removable and comfortable
  • Each aligner is still worn for around two weeks and can be removed for eating and teeth cleaning
  • Invisalign Teen has the added bonus of a Blue Dot Wear Indicator that estimates wear-time and indicates when your child should change to their next aligner
  • Replacement aligners will be provided for up to six lost ones (which we all know can happen with children!)
  • And your child will have the smile they have always wanted!

What conditions can Invisalign Teen treat?

This is a great choice for treating a wide range of orthodontic problems that tend to affect children, including:

  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Spaced teeth
  • Crowded teeth

For more information on Invisalign Teen with Ollie & Darsh in Liverpool visit out treatments page and help your child start their journey to a straighter smile.