Invisalign® Clear Aligner Orthodontics in Lytle, TX
If orthodontic treatment has been recommended for your child but they don’t necessarily want to wear metal or ceramic braces, Invisalign may be an excellent option for them. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gently straighten each tooth and help patients achieve the straight smile that they have always wanted. Our office also offers orthodontic services to other family members, not just pediatric patients, so anyone in your household is welcome to schedule an Invisalign consultation as well. We look forward to working with your family soon!Contact Us
How old do you have to be to get Invisalign?
The ideal age for your child to receive orthodontic treatment will largely depend on factors like their jaw development and when their permanent teeth grow in. Since Invisalign aligners are removable, patients who want to use Invisalign over metal or ceramic braces should also consider the extra responsibility that Invisalign requires. Patients must wear their clear aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours per day and keep track of them, which means Invisalign is not always the best choice for younger kids.
How do you take care of Invisalign aligners?
Cleaning Invisalign aligners every day is important to keep bacteria to a minimum and ensure that they stay invisible and discreet. Every time they are removed, they should be rinsed off with water. Patients should also soak them in an Invisalign cleaning solution and gently brush them with a soft-bristle toothbrush. It’s also important to brush the teeth before putting aligners back in or at least rinse with water after eating. Our team will be happy to go over more details with you and your child during their consultation!
Is Invisalign expensive?
Invisalign used to be a far bigger financial investment than traditional braces, but the cost of Invisalign has gone down significantly over the years, even as the technology becomes more advanced. We believe orthodontic treatment is an important part of maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile, so we can help you find an affordable payment option that works with your budget. Our office accepts a wide range of insurance plans, which will sometimes offer partial coverage for Invisalign, as well as CareCredit® payment plans. To learn more, please contact our office or visit our financial page.Learn More