Should You Choose Clear Aligners For Your Child’s Orthodontic Treatment?
Deciding on orthodontic treatment methods can be troublesome as a parent, should you choose clear aligners, or should you choose the traditional braces’ method of treatment?
Ultimately, as a parent, you want to be deciding the treatment option that will give your child the best possible outcome! And to be honest, both clear aligners and braces will do exactly that!
However, there may be some aspects of clear aligner treatment that suit your child’s lifestyle better, and for this reason, you may decide to opt for clear aligner treatment.
What Are Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners are a modern alternative to traditional braces, you may have heard of brands such as Invisalign, or Spark, these are both types of clear aligners that we use every day at Noranda Orthodontics.
Much like braces, these are designed to help guide the teeth into their proper position using gradual force over time. However, unlike traditional braces, clear aligners don’t require metal wires or brackets to achieve the perfect smile!
Clear aligners are typically worn for at least 22 hours every day to ensure best results, but can easily be removed to brush your teeth.
As the teeth move over time. After each appointment, Dr Stewart will provide you with a series of aligners to last you several weeks until your next appointment. Typically, you will change to a new aligner each week over the course of your treatment!
Why Do Children Love Clear Aligner Orthodontic Treatment?
Simply put, we find that our teen and pre-teen patients love the flexibility that comes with clear aligner treatment!
That flexibility includes the ability to play sport carefree, the ability to socialise without feeling anxious about your braces. Aswell as the peace of mind of a gentler way to move your teeth than braces.
Some of the most common benefits our patients report are:
- They can be removed, so it’s much easier to brush and floss your teeth
- Clear aligners are comfortable to wear, and are much less likely to irritate your cheeks and gums
- Aligners are almost invisible, making them a great option for social outings and photos
- Sport is a lot easier to participate in without the fear of knocking your braces during play
These alone are all terrific reasons why you should consider this particular treatment option. The same great results, just a more convenient treatment method to fit in with their busy lives!
At Noranda Orthodontics, Dr Trudy Stewart has almost 10 years of experience in clear aligner orthodontic treatment. She has proudly helped improve the smiles of thousands of Perth’s children and teenagers. Allowing them to showcase a more confident smile!
Regardless of your preferred treatment options, Dr Trudy can help. If you would like to book in an initial consultation, she can help guide you step by step through the treatment process. To help you make the best decision for your family’s needs.
You can follow this link to book your initial consultation: Click here to book online now.