How do I know if my child needs Invisalign braces?

You will know if your child needs Invisalign braces by checking your child's smile and by talking with his dentist to see if all of the permanent teeth are in. If your child's teeth do not align properly or he has crowding problems, your child may benefit from Invisalign braces. Invisalign Teen are clear aligner trays that your child (age 11 to 19) wears daily. Invisalign Teen treats mild to moderate alignment, crowding, or spacing problems.
Gregory J. Jorgensen, DMD
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
The best way to know if you need orthodontic treatment of any kind is to get a formal consultation with an orthodontist. During your visit the doctor will examine your teeth and explain if and how braces or aligners (Invisalign) are right for you. Most orthodontists do not charge for this initial consultation.

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