Can Kids get Invisalign?
It’s a great time to be an orthodontist. Technology is improving so rapidly that it’s almost hard to keep up!
Dr. Greenberg is passionate about her career and she loves working with kids. That’s why she’s on the forefront of integrating Phase One Invisalign treatment for kids into her practice.
If your child is in need of orthodontics, and you dread the thought of braces, read on to learn more about Invisalign for kids!
Invisalign for Kids and Pre-Teens
Metal braces can be a pain. They’re a great for some though, and for decades they were the dominant force in orthodontic treatment for kids.
Technology is improving and Invisalign aligners are becoming more common. For years they’ve been geared towards adults and teens because they are practically invisible, and less embarrassing and tedious to wear as a working professional.
They have other qualities that benefit not just adults, but anyone who wears them. That’s why it’s so exciting that they’re becoming accessible and sensible for kids to wear as well.
Braces require a lot of maintenance for the wearer, such as keeping them clean and making sure the elastics are kept on. And let’s face it- kids aren’t the best at compliance!
Invisalign aligners don’t require as much cleaning, since you can take them out for eating and brushing your teeth. And they consist of less hardware, so there is less likelihood of breakages that require emergency trips to the orthodontist.
There are no food restrictions with Invisalign, another thing that younger patients have a hard time adjusting to, and the invasiveness of Invisalign in the mouth is very minimal compared to braces. Overall, Invisalign aligners are more streamlined and less tedious than braces for many people, especially kids.
Pioneering Phase One Invisalign
Dr. Greenberg has been a huge proponent of Invisalign for over a decade. She holds the impressive Diamond Status title as an Invisalign provider, and has completed hundreds of successful Invisalign cases in her career. It makes sense that she would be one of the first doctors to successfully integrate kids cases into her Invisalign practice.
Dr. Greenberg firmly believes that early evaluations for kids are imperative in order to avoid long term problems. “It is best for your kids to be evaluated around 7-8 years old before the permanent teeth are established”.
Early detection of potential problems can eliminate more complicated (and costly!) procedures in the future. The advent of Invisalign for kids is a fantastic new opportunity for families to receive better, easier, less invasive orthodontic treatment.
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Dr. Greenberg has a holistic approach to orthodontics. She believes in treating the whole patient, not just their mouths. Every patient is different, and has different needs and expectations. For many patients, that means respecting and understanding that families lead hectic lives.
If you’re a family with more than one member undergoing orthodontic treatment, look no further! Dr. Greenberg and her office work tirelessly to ensure that the whole family can get their appointments in at the same time. There’s enough juggling to be done without having to orchestrate various trips to the orthodontist for various patients.
Dr. Greenberg serves patients all over the San Gabriel Valley, from Altadena and Pasadena and all the surrounding communities. If your kid is ready for orthodontic treatment, give us a call today-we truly look forward to working with you!