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Invisalign FAQ

Invisalign Teen in Eastern Kentucky

At Dr. Lee Boyd Pediatric Dentistry, we’re proud to provide quality dental and orthodontic care to kids all over Kentucky, as well as Virginia & West Virginia. Patients regularly drive from over 2 hours away to visit our fun, underwater-themed office. Dr. Boyd and his team work hard to ensure that your child receives personalized care in a fun & friendly environment. We offer a range of dental and orthodontic treatments, so you’re sure to find something that fits both your child’s lifestyle and your budget.

We're sure you're full of questions about Invisalign Teen and whether or not it's right for your child, so we've compiled a list of some commonly asked questions about Invisalign Teen.

Q. HOW OFTEN MUST ALIGNERS BE WORN?

A. Aligners should be worn at least 22 hours a day, and may be removed for eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth.

Q.ARE THERE ANY DIETARY RESTRICTIONS FOR MY CHILD WHILE IN TREATMENT?

A. No! Unlike braces, there are no additional dietary restrictions during treatment. However, aligners must be removed while eating or drinking, and we recommend a balanced, healthy diet for all of our patients.

Q. DOES WEARING ALIGNERS AFFECT SPEECH?

A. Like any orthodontic treatment, there is a short adjustment period during which you may experience some speaking abnormalities such as a lisp. However, this should disappear within 1 to 2 days.

Q. WILL INVISALIGN ALIGNERS CAUSE MY CHILD DISCOMFORT?

A. You may experience some minor discomfort and pressure for a day or two each time you switch to a new aligner. This is normal, and a sign that your teeth are moving into their optimal position.

Q. CAN MY CHILD CHEW GUM?

A. If you need to chew gum, we recommend removing the aligners first, as the gum will stick to the aligners.

Q. SHOULD MY CHILD WASH THEIR ALIGNERS?

A. Brushing them regularly with toothpaste and a toothbrush will keep them fresh and clean.

Q. HOW OFTEN WILL MY CHILD VISIT DR. BOYD WHILE WEARING INVISALIGN®?

A. Regular office visits normally occur every five to six weeks. These visits ensure that your Invisalign treatment is progressing as planned.

Q. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER TREATMENT IS COMPLETE? WILL MY CHILD NEED RETAINERS?

A. All orthodontic patients are instructed to wear their retainers at night indefinitely. Sleeping with your retainers in at night is crucial to maintaining the new shape of your bight, and we don't want all of your hard work to be for nothing!

Q. HOW LONG DOES INVISALIGN TEEN TREATMENT TAKE?

A. Treatment time varies depending on the severity of the misaligned teeth, but generally lasts between six and 18 months.

Q. DOES INVISALIGN TEEN WORK FOR KIDS?

A. Invisalign can be an option for kids if their teeth, including their second molars, have fully grown in.


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Find out if Invisalign is right for your child! Our Allen, KY office is a kid-friendly, fun environment, with toys, games & televisions to entertain your child. Contact us today and see if Invisalign Teen is right for your child!

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