Posted by: Jodie Blades Dental Nursing NVQ Level 3
Medically reviewed by: Dr Anthony Lam Specialist Orthodontist, BDS (Hons), MSc (Lond), MOrth RCS (Edin)
At Orthodontic Gallery we are passionate about Children’s Orthodontic treatment. We understand the importance of child’s smile and the impact misaligned teeth can have on their confidence.
It can be especially difficult during those awkward teenage years, which is why Invisalign has developed their revolutionary clear aligner system to include and correct the smiles of teens and young adults.
For some teenagers the idea of having braces is actually an exciting one, it has become a sort of right of passage to show off their colourful fixed metal braces to their peers and transforming their teeth to their finished adult smiles.
But for others the idea of having a mouthful of metal is an embarrassing and daunting prospect. That is where Invisalign for teens and young adults comes in. This almost invisible options allows teens to straighten their teeth without anyone noticing. Allowing them to carry on with everything being a teenager involves without having to worry about their braces.
Almost Invisible – these clear aligners are made from clear plastic so they are extremely hard to notice.
Comfortable – Invisalign’s SmartTrack® material makes these aligners more comfortable and easy to remove than the other clear aligner systems you may have seen advertised.
Removable – you can take them out! No need to adapt your oral hygiene regime, hide your smile at important events or miss out of playing your favourite sports. Simply remove your aligners and put them back in after.
Wear Indicators – although you can remove your aligners whenever you like it is vital that you are dedicated to wearing them for 22hours per day to achieve your desired results. That is why Invisalign Teen aligners come with wear indicators that monitor your aligner wear to ensure you, your parents and your Orthodontist know that you have been wearing your aligners as often as you should be!
Can Treat Complex Cases – Invisalign’s mandibular advancement feature can fix overbites in teens while also straightening their teeth. The precision wings gradually move the lower jaw to improve the bite and appearance of the chin.
The ideal time to start corrective Orthodontic treatment is during the early teenage years, when the teeth and jaw are still developing. Ideally we would suggest bringing your child in as early as aged 7 to evaluate whether your child will need early orthodontic treatment or if it’s best to keep them under review until they’re ready to start at around age 10-14.
In some cases Early Orthodontic treatment may necessary to correct an issue with out the need of braces. Interceptive early orthodontics is the guidance of teeth eruption and correction of malocclusion (abnormal bite) by early orthodontics in order to improve future outcomes. This is usually achieved by simple fixed or removable orthodontic appliances.
Related: Early Orthodontics
To begin treatment at Orthodontic Gallery, you have a number of options available.
Firstly you can book a free video consultation to discuss your options and desired outcome with one of our expert team with out the need to come into the practice.
If you prefer a more personal approach you are also welcome to visit the practice for a free face to face consultation with one of our treatment coordinators, during this appointment you can also have a free iTero Scan.
Our Free iTero Scans allows you to see your potential results instantly! the intraoral camera captures thousands of images per second to generate a digital model of your current dentition (how your teeth currently look) and it’s state of the art software simulates your potential results.
The camera is gentle passed across your teeth and is completely painless. It’s just taking lots of pictures of your teeth.
Next you will need Specialist Consultation – the cost of this appointment is £40 – During this visit, we don’t carry out any active treatment.
The orthodontic assessment will take a comprehensive look at a number of things;
– Tooth alignment
– Skeletal pattern
– Your main concerns
– Expected results
We will discuss in detail, your treatment options and any questions or concerns you may have. It is important to us that we establish a good relationship with all of our patients before we begin treatment, so we know exactly what you want and explain how we can help you.
Time to get things started with your Investigation and Discussion appointment – the cost of this appointment is £150 – During this visit we will take
– Clinical photographs
– OPG radiograph
– Digital Scan for study models
The OPG Radiograph for new patients is to check the health of all of your teeth, roots and jaws to ensure you are able to embark on a course of orthodontics.
If you have had one of these specialist radiographs within a year of your consultation please bring it with you to avoid retaking it.
We then provide you with the following:
– A comprehensive treatment plan with objectives
– Estimated treatment time
– Total fee structure and payment contracts
– Consent form and treatment contract
Following your approval of the above, we will arrange to fit your aligners!
If you are interested in Invisalign for your Teen (or if you are the teen ask your parents very nicely to) Fill out the contact form below and book a Free Video Consult or Free iTero Scan online.
Or if you would like to know more about any of the Orthodontic treatment options available at Orthodontic Gallery get in touch and one of our friendly expert team will be happy to help!