Clear aligners or braces?

If you have any friends or family who opted for orthodontic treatment for teeth straightening later in life, rather than as a child, they may have chosen to have a removable clear aligner instead of adult braces. A transparent, moulded plastic orthodontic device, a clear aligner is a popular approach to teeth straightening without the clasps, brackets and screws of braces. Are aligners suitable for your child? If an orthodontist has evaluated your child and decided that they need a course of treatment to either straighten their teeth or to correct their bite, then your child may be quite apprehensive about the experience. Given that most children are in their Read More…

Does your child need early orthodontics?

While a mouth full of healthy straight teeth may be the ultimate goal of every dentist, orthodontic treatments provide more than the aesthetic appeal of a perfect smile. Not only do orthodontics treat crowding, alignment and the spacing of your child’s teeth, but they can also correct and prevent serious development issues that affect the jaw joints and muscles in their face. Did you know orthodontic treatments come in phase 1 and 2? While some children only need phase 2 orthodontic treatments, such as fixed braces, once they have their adult teeth, other kids need earlier intervention. Why choose phase 1 orthodontics? You may ask yourself why your child would Read More…

Billie Eilish Invisalign Braces

Invisalign teeth straightening is a popular celebrity cosmetic dentistry procedure. Some of the most famous celebrities who openly talked about their invisalign treatments are Justin Bieber, Anna Kendrick, Tom Cruise, Katherine Heigl, Zac Efron. And now the rising Goth Pop Princess Billie Eilish has made Invisalign part of her latest video Bad Guy. At the start of the video you Billy says ‘I have taken out my Invisalign, and here is my album’. In the video, Billie then breaks through a wall and gives her clear brace retainers to a leather-clad man to hold before breaking into the song. Bille is an American singer and songwriter. In the news, reporters refer Read More…

Do Invisalign Teen aligners hurt?

Every candidate for Invisalign Teen treatment asks us – will it hurt? Our honest answer – there will be some degree of discomfort. The whole point of Invisalign Teen treatment is to shift your teen’s teeth into a straighter, healthier smile, which would require some degree of pressure on the teeth. But this discomfort fades away after the teeth adjust to wearing the aligners and to having new aligners swapped in and out. There are three sources of pain when it comes to Invisalign Teens: the soreness that comes from the aligners pressing against the teeth the pain that comes with having the aligners in your mouth if aligners need Read More…

Invisalign Teen Pros & Cons for Teenagers

Invisalign Teen is a system of clear hard plastic aligners that are fitted for your mouth. They must be checked every 8 weeks or so and replaced over the course of the first couple of months while they work at aligning your teeth into proper position. Invisalign Teen is a preferred choice for over 1.6 million teens because they are practically invisible due to being clear. However, no one thing is perfect. At Happy kids Dental we understand that any method of treating teeth misalignment comes with some struggle. After all, any type of the bracket system will be moving your teeth. In this article we try to provide pro’s Read More…