Invisalign clear aligners are both convenient and extremely low-profile as orthodontic treatments go. However, they aren’t for everyone, and children are typically better off with more traditional orthodontic treatment options.
While children's teeth, jaws, and mouths are still developing, an orthodontist has the opportunity to identify issues that could become more serious problems later on, and begin to treatment early, to head them off. This type of treatment is called Phase I (or early interceptive) treatment.
Malocclusion is not entirely predictable, and it's not necessarily avoidable. However, with regular dental checkups and early orthodontic evaluation and treatment, your child may be able to avoid needing treatment in the future.
Tongue thrusting (also sometimes called immature swallow or reverse swallowing) is an orofacial muscular imbalance that causes the tongue to protrude through the anterior incisors during swallowing, speech, and sometimes when the tongue is at rest. If left unaddressed, it can cause serious orthodontic problems.
Translucent in appearance, ceramic braces are a fantastic choice for a low profile aesthetic, if traditional braces or clear removable aligners aren’t right for you. However, there are some important factors to consider before you decide to go with ceramic braces.
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