Razi Orthodontics shares why you should send your child back to school with Invisalign, the nearly invisible groundbreaking orthodontic treatment. So how does it work? Our team makes a series of clear aligners just for you. Their purpose? The design of the clear aligners will gradually move your teeth into their optimal positions. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, making them popular among children, tweens, and teens who want to maintain their natural smiles during treatment.
At Razi Orthodontics in Wheaton, Dr. Kaleem Razi is an experienced orthodontist and a recognized expert in Invisalign use. Dr. Razi has extensive experience with the Invisalign system and even trains other dentists and orthodontists on its practical use. This expertise ensures that your child’s Invisalign treatment will be successful and completed quickly.
Why Choose Invisalign for Your Child
Invisalign offers numerous advantages, making it an excellent choice for children and teens. Here are some key reasons why parents opt for Invisalign at Razi Orthodontics:
First, Invisalign aligners are almost impossible to see, which means your child can undergo orthodontic treatment without feeling self-conscious about their appearance. Invisalign allows them to maintain their natural smile. The process will boost their confidence and self-esteem.
Invisalign aligners are also removable. Unlike traditional braces fixed to the teeth, you can remove your Invisalign aligners when eating, brushing, and flossing. This treatment eliminates any dietary restrictions and simplifies oral hygiene routines, making it easier for children to maintain good dental health during treatment.
Furthermore, Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear. The aligners are custom-made using advanced technology, ensuring a precise fit and a smooth surface that won’t cause irritation or discomfort. This treatment is particularly beneficial for children and teens who play sports or other after-school activities, as there are no brackets or wires that can potentially cause injuries.
Furthermore, Dr. Razi’s expertise and commitment to excellence support Invisalign treatment at Razi Orthodontics. With his extensive experience and training in Invisalign, he can design a unique treatment that addresses your child’s individual orthodontic needs, ensuring the best possible outcome.
Preparing Your Child for Invisalign
Before beginning Invisalign treatment, it’s essential to have a consultation with Dr. Razi. During this consultation, we will evaluate your child’s teeth, discuss their orthodontic needs and determine if Invisalign is the right treatment option.
Once Invisalign is chosen as the treatment method, the next step is to create a custom treatment plan. Our team will use the iTero Element Digital Scanner to capture a detailed 3D model of your child’s teeth and gums. This digital model will be the foundation for designing the series of custom-made aligners that will gradually shift their teeth into alignment.
The aligners will be tailored to your child’s teeth, ensuring comfortable fit and optimal results. Dr. Razi will provide clear instructions on wearing and caring for the aligners and the expected treatment duration.
It’s important to emphasize to your child the importance of wearing the aligners as instructed by Dr. Razi. Consistency is vital for successful treatment, and the aligners should be worn for the recommended 20 to 22 hours per day. However, one of the advantages of Invisalign is that it can be removed for special occasions or when eating.
During treatment, your child will have periodic check-up appointments with Dr. Razi to monitor their progress as their teeth gradually shift. Our team will offer input, answer questions and ensure your child’s Invisalign journey is smooth and successful.
Life with Invisalign: What to Expect
While Invisalign is generally comfortable and convenient, parents and children must know what to expect during treatment. Initially, there may be an adjustment period as your child gets used to wearing the aligners. They may experience mild soreness or pressure, which indicates the aligners are working to move their teeth. This discomfort is temporary and typically subsides within a few days.
Your child must wear their aligners as instructed by Dr. Razi, typically changing to a new set every one to two weeks. They should remove the aligners only when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Please encourage your child to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing their teeth after every meal and cleaning their aligners daily.
Regular check-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments. Following our recommended guidelines and maintaining good oral hygiene will give your child a positive and successful experience with Invisalign.
Invisalign and School Life
Invisalign aligners fit seamlessly into your child’s school life, allowing them to focus on their studies and activities without worrying about traditional braces. Here’s how Invisalign can accommodate their school routine.
One of the advantages of Invisalign is that it offers flexibility. Your child can easily remove the aligners during mealtimes, allowing them to enjoy their favorite foods without restrictions. They won’t have to worry about food getting stuck in brackets or wires, making lunchtime hassle-free.
Invisalign aligners can be temporarily removed during practices or games for children involved in extracurricular activities or sports. Removing their aligners allows them to wear a protective mouthguard without interference from braces, ensuring their teeth stay safe while enjoying their favorite activities.
Thanks to Invisalign, your child can feel confident and comfortable interacting with peers and giving presentations at school. Their treatment remains discreet, minimizing any self-consciousness that can come with traditional braces.
Head Back To School With Razi Orthodontics
With Invisalign, your child can easily navigate their school life, enjoying the benefits of effective orthodontic treatment while maintaining their regular routine. Dr. Razi and our Razi Orthodontics team will support your child throughout their Invisalign treatment, ensuring a successful and confident smile at school and beyond. Visit us in Wheaton and see the difference we can make!