Invisible Orthodontics for Children

Invisible orthodontics offers a discreet alternative for correcting malocclusion in children, but an initial consultation is essential to assess its suitability for each individual case.

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What is Invisalign First invisible orthodontics for children?

Invisible orthodontics for children consists of a series of transparent aligners, used to align teeth. Using 3D modelling of the patient’s teeth, custom-made aligners are created to move the teeth into the desired position.

Every two weeks, the patient changes his aligners for a new pair (upper and lower jaw), to gradually move the teeth. Each pair of aligners is designed to precisely move specific teeth. The individualization of each case through 3D molding and the precise planning of the treatment plan make it possible to create a tailor-made occlusion and smile for each patient.children’s aligners also have a special feature: they feature a small blue dot that gradually fades as the mouthpiece is worn, making it easy to see whether the child is wearing the appliance correctly.

Is invisible orthodontics feasible for all children?

Just as braces are not possible for all children, treatment with aligners is not always possible.

After an initial consultation, your orthodontist will be able to determine the best appliance to solve your child’s malocclusion (misaligned teeth). Therefore, it is sometimes necessary to first use other devices such as a circuit breaker, a functional device…

Invisible orthodontics requires custom-made aligners, which means additional laboratory costs. As a result, it can be a little more expensive than treatment with traditional bands.
However, this price gap has narrowed in recent years. In addition, as with braces, treatment with aligners is usually covered by your children’s health insurance, to reduce the financial burden.

Yes, the aligners can be removed, but only for eating and brushing. To ensure effective treatment, aligners must be worn at least 22 hours a day. Without the child’s cooperation and continuous support, results cannot be achieved.

Special occasions should be discussed with your orthodontist, but it is sometimes possible to make an exception.

Specialized invisible orthodontic treatments for children are perfectly suited to little patients who play sports or musical instruments. Not that conventional braces prevent them from doing so, but invisible orthodontic treatment makes their lives a whole lot easier!

The aligners must be removed for eating and drinking anything other than water. Any other food or drink may distort or stain the gutters, causing interference and delays in treatment.

The aligners can be removed, so your child can brush and floss with ease. We recommend brushing your teeth after every meal, before replacing the aligners. This will remove all food residues and prevent them from getting trapped between the aligner and the tooth.