Shiflett Family Dental

How old do I have to be for Invisalign?

Invisalign clear braces are growing increasingly popular among dental patients all over the world. With their clear, subtle appearance and the fact that they’re entirely removable, it’s easy to see why Invisalign trays are such a desirable choice!

However, because you remove and clean your Invisalign trays each day, your dentist will want to be sure you’re responsible enough for the treatment. Because of the slight upkeep required with Invisalign, they are not the right choice for children. To have Invisalign in Columbus, OH, you need to be either an adult or an older teenager. 

If you have small children or are searching for orthodontic treatment for your preteen, Dr. Shiflett and Dr. Ralston will recommend traditional metal braces. Regular braces tend to be the better choice for younger patients because there is no temptation to remove the trays and no possibility of losing them. 

With Invisalign, you have to keep track of how many hours a day you spend wearing your aligners (which should be at least 22), and you alone are responsible for cleaning and maintaining them. 

If you’re a high school or college student or an adult of any age, then you can most likely wear Invisalign braces in Clintonville. To learn more about our treatment options, call us today at (614) 262-1807. 

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