Clear Aligners for Teens: What Parents Need to Know

Braces have come a long way in recent years. If you have children who need orthodontic treatment, you might find they are asking for specific braces, like white brackets or clear aligners. This can be confusing for parents as there are so many different options available today that simply weren’t around 20 years ago.

Braces have advanced beyond the traditional metal braces and there are more options available to teens. One kind of orthodontic treatment that is popular with teens are clear aligners. The most well known of these is Invisalign, whose brand name has become synonymous with clear orthodontic treatment. Here’s everything parents of teens will need to know about this treatment.

What are clear aligners?

Clear aligners are a popular alternative to traditional fixed braces. They are a clear orthodontic aligner that is used to gradually shift the position of the teeth. The aligners are changed periodically to move and rotate the teeth as required. Unlike fixed braces, they are removable, which is very useful as it means that your teen won’t have to avoid any foods. They can take them out while they eat and brush their teeth, which means they’re much easier to care for.

Are clear aligners effective?

They are just as effective as any other orthodontic treatment. The team at Dental Solutions will be able to tell you if your child is a candidate for clear aligners like Invisalign. Provided the aligners are worn as prescribed, the treatment should be just as successful as traditional fixed braces.

How much do they cost?

The most popular kind of clear aligners is Invisalign. We are currently offering £1,000 off Invisalign treatment. The lowest cost Invisalign treatment is the I7 single arch, which is normally £3,025. With the discount, this is just £2,025. The I7 course of 7 aligners can be completed in as little as 3 months, but not all patients are suitable for this kind of treatment.

How often will we have to visit the dentist?

Invisalign and clear aligners require fewer trips to the dentist and less time spent in the dentist’s chair. This is because the dentist doesn’t have to deal with broken wires or timely adjustments.

If you’re interested in clear aligners, we’re hosting a series of open days at the practice to help people decide if Invisalign is the right choice for them. You will be seen by either Badri Chari or Gareth Hargreaves. Badri is involved with teaching Orthodontics at the University of Manchester Dental School and a consultant orthodontist at Stepping Hill Hospital. Gareth is a new addition to the team and brings a wealth of experience in orthodontics. Head to our event page to find out more and book your place.


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