If it’s decided that your child needs orthodontic treatment, traditional braces are the most common way to straighten a child’s teeth from ages 8 to12 years old. For teenagers, there is an alternative to braces called Invisalign. Invisalign moves the teeth using clear aligners. The clear aligners are removable so that they can be taken out for eating, drinking, and social events. In order for your child to be considered for Invisalign, his/her mouth must have fully transitioned from baby teeth to permanent teeth, which is typically complete by 12 years old for most children. Because Invisalign is removable, teenagers may have compliance issues with the treatment. I often find teens with responsible personalities that truly do want to straighten their teeth to be the most successful with treatment. For additional information on treatment options or to schedule a consultation, call us at (212) 245-2888.]]>
0 0 Andrew Frangella https://drfrangella.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/frangella-logo.png Andrew Frangella2011-08-24 19:19:002011-08-24 19:19:00Is My Child Ready For Braces?