Invisalign is a tool similar to braces except that it is almost invisible, and it can be removed for eating. Those of you who endured wearing braces as a teenager probably cringe at how unfair it is that this new tool is now available. If your own children suffer from a crooked smile, take the time to consider this product for them. Braces still do exist, and they do still work well. Your child would likely prefer this new product however. A lot may depend on affordability and insurance. Do some research and find out about these areas as well as what training is necessary for dentists to administer this product and what dentists offer it.
The process used with Invisalign is a series of trays that are changed periodically to move the teeth. It really makes sense to have a product like this that can be removed. There are some situations however where being able to remove it may be detrimental to the wearer. With children, it could be a problem because they might forget to put it back in, throw it away with their lunch trash, or take it out more than they should just because they do not understand how serious it is.
Because of this, you might want to make sure that your children are mature enough to handle this responsibility. Braces are also a responsibility because there are many foods they should not eat, but at least you cannot very easily lose them.
As you consider getting this type of straightener, make sure to research all aspects of it. Ask friends who have used this treatment what they thought of it. Once you have enough information, lean toward making a decision.
Before deciding to go with Invisalign, you would be wise to price various places that offer it, and ask your insurance if they are willing to cover the costs. Not all doctors will accept all insurance, so before choosing a doctor, you would be wise to make sure that it will be covered or at least affordable.
With braces, it is usually an orthodontist that administers them. You will want to find someone who has training specifically in using this tool. To get help in making this choice, you may choose to get a list of doctors from those who sell the product. It is important for you to meet with prospective dentists so that you can use your judgment to decide whether they are someone you want to work with or whom you want working on your child.