The American Association of Orthodontists recommends scheduling your child’s first orthodontic evaluation no later than age seven. At this age, your child should have their first set of permanent molars (back teeth) and incisors (front teeth), allowing Dr. Bhatt to check for crossbites, crowding, and other alignment issues.
Invisalign Works Well on Permanent Teeth
Invisalign is recommended for patients who have all of their permanent teeth, which usually occurs around the ages of twelve and thirteen. However, early orthodontic treatment may be necessary, in which case, Dr. Bhatt will evaluate your child’s current dental health and map out their future oral development.
Some children may not even need early orthodontic care. However, Dr. Bhatt may recommend Invisalign or braces for them when their baby teeth fall out.
Invisalign for Children and Teens
Invisalign gradually straightens teeth through the use of customized, BPA-free plastic trays. If your child has a slight misalignment or a minor orthodontic issue, he or she may be a candidate for Invisalign.
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign can be easily removed so your child can enjoy their favorite meals. Plus, Invisalign aligners are essentially transparent, so your child can achieve a straighter smile without painful and unsightly wires and brackets.
Call Us About Invisalign in Northborough, MA
Different factors influence your child’s need for orthodontics, and these details can be discussed with Dr. Bhatt in more detail during your consultation.
If you have any questions about Invisalign or want to schedule your child’s orthodontic consultation, please call us at (508) 393-9394.