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What is the Right Age for Invisalign?

When it comes to self-confidence, a gorgeous smile is certainly important. In fact, studies show that an appealing smile makes people appear more attractive and even more successful!

However, many kids, teens, and adults alike are unhappy or even embarrassed by their smiles due to teeth that are crooked, gapped, crowded, or even protruding. Fortunately, there is a discreet way to straighten your smile with Invisalign.

However, is there a right – or wrong – age for starting the clear aligners? Read on to learn.

Invisalign – who is it right for?

Everyone deserves a healthy smile they are proud of! And believe it or not, there is no real age range that is best for Invisalign.

At Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we treat people of all ages with Invisalign – from teens to those in their twenties, thirties, forties and fifties, and beyond.

The key to the treatment is that you must keep up with your regular appointments for new aligners as your teeth shift. The big benefit to Invisalign is that the aligners are removable, so you can take them out when you eat. However, you want to be sure you do not misplace them, which can sometimes be a challenge for teens and even adults.

As a discreet and convenient option over traditional braces, parents often prefer Invisalign for their kids because kids can feel more confident than with bulky braces of yesteryear – and no risk of breaking brackets and needing to race to the orthodontist. And, many times, Invisalign is a faster treatment than braces.

Typically, children should come in for an orthodontic evaluation around seven or eight years old. At this time, Dr. Milan can get a general idea of what their orthodontic health may look like in years to come. And, in some cases, kids younger than 10 years old may be a fit for Invisalign. A consultation can determine what is best for your child.

Invisalign in Birmingham, MI

As a leading cosmetic dentist in Michigan, Dr. Milan has treated thousands of people with Invisalign and other cosmetic and restorative dental treatments.

Now is the time to get your smile in shape! Call us for a consultation.

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