Childhood Clear Aligners are a popular and effective way to administer orthodontic treatment for children with misalignment. The decision to start treatment is an important one, and should be made by a dental professional. This guide will help provide you with some answers to common questions.

What To Take Into Consideration?

The time to consider Clear Aligners depends on many factors, combined not only with age, but personal development, dental development, and the severity of the problem. Most children and teenagers are eligible for Clear Aligners with the majority of treatment designed to start between the ages of 12 and 14. It’s best to wait for a child to have all of their permanent teeth before looking into treatment. Depending on the specific orthodontic underlying issue, Clear Aligners can correct a complex array of issues such as crowding, crossbites, overbites, underbites, and gaps.

Emotional Maturity.

Because Clear Aligners are removable, it’s important to gauge your child’s emotional readiness in showing dedication to treatment. Because the procedure relies upon the patient to keep their aligners on for most of the day, it’s important to assess the maturity of the patient. Discomfort can be a result, and having the discipline needed to keep up with treatment is a case by case basis.

Early Developmental Care.

Aside from having the emotional maturity to participate in treatment, it’s important to diagnose early developmental abnormalities as quickly as possible. Regular screenings and checkups are the first line of defense when it comes to assessing your child’s needs. If you as a parent suspect that something may be wrong, or that your child was born with a physical irregularity such as Cleft Lip and Palate, having a doctor assess your child as early as possible is the first step in better understanding their immediate and long term needs. If their condition is severe, more advanced treatment may be needed and your Dentist can provide a recommendation to a reputable Orthodontist.

In Conclusion.

Clear Aligners are an effective treatment for correcting dental misalignment, gaps, and abnormalities. It’s imperative that before beginning treatment, you schedule regular checks up with your dentist. If you suspect something is wrong or that your child was born with a preexisting condition or complication, it’s best to inquire earlier in the child’s development.