Invisalign is a popular choice for children's teeth alignment needs, but it is important to be aware of the potential side effects before beginning treatment. Tooth and gum pain, headaches, problems speaking clearly, and other dental problems are some of the most common side effects of Invisalign. Swallowing or breathing in broken dental aligners is also a risk, as is temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. Allergic reactions to dental aligners are also possible.
Fortunately, children can floss and brush their teeth as normal during Invisalign treatment. The system comes with the aligners and a carrying case, so there is no need to buy special floss threaders or angled toothbrushes.
Invisaligncan cause pain due to the pressure used to place the teeth in the correct location. This pain can manifest as headaches, jaw pain, ear pain, or neck pain.
Blowouts in the jaw are also possible due to realignment of the teeth. Some patients may experience tenderness rather than pain. Invisalign retainers are discreet and almost invisible, making them a great choice for children who are self-conscious about their appearance or the use of braces. Designed to treat simple or complex tooth straightening problems in growing children ages 6 to 10, Invisalign can help correct misaligned or crooked teeth without anyone noticing.
However, aligned teeth may not remain stable after treatment due to changes in tooth and jaw structures that occur over time. Invisalign is an effective alternative to traditional metal or transparent braces and can help your child straighten their teeth without anyone noticing. The total number of aligners needed to achieve proper tooth alignment depends on the patient and the condition of their teeth.