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Invisalign® for children

The future of healthy and happy smiles

Invisalign® treatment isn’t just for adults. It is also designed for growing smiles. These aligners can help prevent or lessen the need for complex orthodontic procedures in your child's teenage years.

Invisalign® for children and teens

Invisalign® uses a series of removable and comfortable clear aligners designed to make room for your child’s current and incoming teeth.

Invisalign® gives you a whole new way to wear braces for a “clearly” amazing smile!

Invisalign® for children and teens

What is the best age for orthodontics?

The childhood and teenage years are a great time for orthodontic treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children receive their first orthodontic screening by the age of seven. We support this recommendation and encourage you to bring your child so we can evaluate their need for orthodontic treatment. When we start treatment early, it is intended to lessen the severity of developing oral problems (crossbite, impacted teeth, severe crowding or spacing) before they become more serious, saving you and your child time and money.

Early orthodontic treatment is advantageous because a young child’s teeth have not finished erupting; this allows us to guide their eruption and address any problems at the earliest possible stage.

Early orthodontic treatment can help to:

  • Identify and fix issues before they worsen
  • Provide more room for crowded erupting teeth
  • Preserve space for teeth that have not yet erupted
  • Create facial symmetry by using jaw growth
  • Reduce the possible need for tooth extraction
  • Reduce overall treatment time
What is the best age for orthodontics?

A team you can trust

At OSOLC, we are proud to be recognized as Diamond Plus Invisalign® providers. This means we successfully treat over 400 smiles a year with Invisalign® clear aligners, and are the go-to provider in Lake County.

Since we are a family-oriented practice, we work hard to make sure each child’s smile journey is welcoming, comfortable, and seamless. In fact - many of us on the team started out as parents of patients! We will treat your children with the same care and kindness as our own.

A team you can trust

What to expect for your child during Invisalign® treatment

  • Consultation: During our free consultation, our orthodontist will examine your child's teeth and prescribe a personalized treatment plan based on their smile needs. We will present affordable payment options and we will work with you to create a customized payment plan that fits your budget.
  • Customization: Should you decide to start treatment, we will begin by taking digital scans of your child's teeth to develop their first set of aligners to be made according to their customized treatment plan by our orthodontic specialist.
  • Treatment start and process: At the start of treatment, temporary, tooth colored “attachments” are bonded to some of their teeth. These attachments facilitate and speed up the required movements. Their first set of aligners will be worn weekly along with Dental Monitoring scans at home. Clear elastics may be needed with aligners to improve the bite during treatment. As each aligner progresses in the series, their teeth will gradually move until they are shaped into the desired doctor pre-scribed position. Remember to schedule your routine checkups with your family dentist. It is recommended that you continue to visit the dentist every six months, even while wearing aligners.
  • Treatment maintenance: Once we’ve achieved their spectacular smile! We will remove the small, temporary, tooth-colored attachments and give them a set of custom retainers to maintain it. A clear, removable upper retainer worn 10-12 hours at night and a lower bonded retainer to the back of the six lower front teeth, making it impossible for others to see.
What to expect for your child during Invisalign® treatment

Invisalign® with Dental Monitoring

Thanks to Dental Monitoring, your child can straighten their smile from the comfort of home. Just send us a weekly smile scan of their teeth, through this cutting-edge app and we can track your child’s progress remotely and communicate when to move to the next aligners.

You can even use the app to contact our team at any time.

iTero Scanner

The iTero Digital Scanner is a small wand-like device that helps us capture accurate 3D images of your child’s teeth and gums within minutes. We use these digital images to develop a custom Invisalign® treatment plan tailored to your child’s needs.

iTero Scanner

i-Cat Imaging

The i-CAT® Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging System gives us high-quality images of your child's teeth, jaws, jaw joints, and supporting bone which is instrumental for diagnosing, evaluating and planning treatment. One of the many advantages of 3D cone beam technology is that it provides us with a view of your child's mouth and supporting structures that is more comprehensive than that provided by digital X-rays, with less exposure than traditional X-rays. Plus it eliminates the need for impressions for dental molds.

i-Cat Imaging

Take a look at some of the smiles we've created for our young patients

Grayson
Grayson
Grayson

Grayson

Invisalign® (after an Expander)

Grayson was treated with Invisalign in only 12 months.

Katherine
Katherine
Katherine

Katherine

Invisalign®

We treated Katherine's very crowded case without extractions using Invisalign in just 20 months.

Kylie
Kylie
Kylie

Kylie

Invisalign®

Kylie was treated with Invisalign to a wonderful new smile in only 11 months.

Lilly
Lilly
Lilly

Lilly

Invisalign®

We treated Lilly’s Class II (upper teeth forward) bite with Invisalign in 16 months.

Madison
Madison
Madison

Madison

Invisalign®

Madison was treated with Invisalign in 14 months.

Sara
Sara
Sara

Sara

Invisalign® w/ QH

Sara had crowding of upper and lower teeth and crossbite on her right side. We treated her in 14 months with Invisalign. The after pictures were taken 4 years after we finished.

Give the gift of a lasting smile

Book a free no-obligation consultation with our team at OSOLC to see if Invisalign® can give your child a great start in their smile journey.

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