At Helotes Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we want to help each of our pediatric dental patients have their best smile. For patients who would like a straighter smile, Dr. Lori Fulk, pediatric orthodontist, is proud to offer Invisalign® Braces. As an Invisalign provider, Dr. Fulk can help your child straighten his or her teeth without having to use traditional metal brackets and wires.
How Do Invisalign Braces Work?
Invisalign is an advanced orthodontic system that uses a series of removable plastic trays to progressively move your teeth into a more ideal position. Each set is worn for about two weeks, and then swapped out for the next. Your child's aligners are easy to care for and comfortable to wear. No one will even have to know they’re there!
Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners are removable, enabling your child to clean their teeth more effectively. This helps avoid problems like cavities and makes your child's daily oral hygiene routine more efficient.
Are Invisalign Braces Right For My Child?
Is your child in good oral health, but have mild to moderate teeth crowding? Or has your child worn braces before, but stopped wearing their retainer afterwards? Invisalign braces may be just what your child needs to discreetly get their straight teeth back—or to get that perfect smile for the first time!
These clear, removable braces make it easier for your child to keep their smile clean and avoid problems like tooth decay and gum disease. This system uses removable plastic trays that are easy to care for and comfortable to wear.
If Dr. Fulk determines your child is a good candidate for Invisalign, clear aligners are created to fit over your child's teeth in the same way that a mouth guard or whitening tray would. Each set of of these clear braces are worn for about 2 weeks, then are swapped out for the next set.
Over time, the Invisalign braces move your child's teeth to a straighter, more correct position within their mouth. In many of Helotes Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics's cases, the process takes just a year or less to complete.
Benefits Many Patients Can Experience
- Clear aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing
- Invisalign braces are removable for easy maintenance and cleaning
- No dietary restrictions
- Most patients complete their Invisalign braces treatment in 1 year or less
- Invisalign braces can be more comfortable than wearing traditional braces
Schedule Your Child's Invisalign Braces Consultation With Helotes Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics Today!
If you have questions about Invisalign braces, tooth pain, or any other of the dental services we offer at Helotes Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, give our San Antonio office a call.
A consultation with Dr. Fulk is the perfect way to answer all of your questions and determine if Invisalign could be the best solution for your child's smile!