Some children may be apprehensive about orthodontic treatment because they don’t like the look of metal braces. To fix simple to complex orthodontic issues, including crowding and spacing, Dr. Gallagher offers children the same types of exceptional orthodontic treatment, including clear aligners, as adults and teens. Clear aligners for kids in Spicewood, TX make it easy and comfortable to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile for your child.

Using a series of clear, custom-made, BPA-free plastic aligners, clear aligners for kids gently guide your child’s teeth toward the desired position using evenly applied pressure throughout the series of aligners. It is recommended that kids should wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day.

What Are the Benefits of Clear Aligners for Kids?

Meal Time is Much More Simple

Clear aligners for kids are the perfect solution for picky eaters. Simply take the aligners out when your child wants to eat one of their favorite foods.

As a parent, you won’t have to worry about food restrictions when your child chooses clear aligners. Children are free to eat any food they want throughout the treatment process.

No Broken Wires or Brackets

By removing the aligners before eating, your child doesn’t have to worry about candy or food breaking any wires or brackets, and you will not have to make emergency trips to fix them.

Clear aligners for kids do not contain any metal, so this also eliminates the chance of getting poked by any loose or broken wires.

Fewer Appointment Times

Braces require frequent adjustments, including tightening or replacing wires and bands. Busy schedules between work, school, and homework can make such visits inconvenient.

Clear aligners allow your child to change their aligners at home. Regular appointments are still necessary to ensure your child’s teeth are on track, but the visits are far less frequent.

A More Simple Oral Hygiene Routine

Keeping good oral hygiene is easy with clear aligners since children can remove them for brushing and flossing. Maintaining healthy oral habits will protect your child’s teeth from cavities and keep their orthodontic treatment on track.

How Should My Child Care for Their Clear Aligners?

To get the most benefit from treatment, children should take good care of their aligners. The key to preserving the transparency of the aligners is to keep them clean. By following these care instructions, your child can keep their aligners clean, clear, and improve the effectiveness of their treatment.

Remove Them to Eat and Drink

Children should always remove their aligners before eating. Otherwise, food particles can accumulate in the aligners or damage them, making them ineffective.

If you are wearing aligners, we recommend not drinking anything other than water. Acids from beverages can stain and discolor the aligners.

Brush Often

Children should brush and floss their teeth after each time they eat. Keeping teeth and aligners clean prevents plaque buildup and other oral problems.

Store Safely

Store your aligners in their case or an airtight container when not in use to avoid losing them or getting them dirty.

Clean Aligners

Children should regularly clean their aligners to maintain good oral hygiene. To clean the aligners, use cleaning crystals or a sterilizing solution.

Can My Child Still Participate in Sports with Clear Aligners?

Yes, children who wear aligners can most definitely play sports! Clear aligners for kids in Spicewood, TX will also help protect your child’s teeth from being damaged while playing sports.

In some instances, your child can remove the aligners if they feel uncomfortable during activities, but be sure to put them back in right after. Children can also substitute their aligners for a mouthguard during any sports that require more protection.