Back to School With Invisalign

Navigating the challenges of the school year is daunting enough without the added concern of orthodontic treatment. Fortunately, with Clauss Orthodontics, back to school with Invisalign doesn’t need to add stress to your child’s school year.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses clear, removable aligners to gradually shift the teeth into their ideal positions. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign doesn’t involve any metal brackets or wires. Instead, each Invisalign aligner is custom-made to fit snugly over the teeth, providing a comfortable and virtually invisible treatment experience. 

Without wires, how does it work? Patients will receive a series of aligners, and each set will be shaped slightly differently to encourage teeth movement when worn. The aligners are worn for about one to two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As they advance through the series, their teeth will move little by little, week by week, until they have straightened to their final positions.

Clauss Orthodontics knows the school year can be hard, so we want to help by getting your child ready to go back to school with Invisalign.

Benefits Of Invisalign For Students

The leading in-office aligner brand has many benefits for students in Watertown, Middlebury and any other surrounding areas. Let’s check them out.

Convenience for Busy Schedules

With school, extracurricular activities, and social events, traditional braces can sometimes feel like an added stress. Your child will have to remember to clean them after every meal or snack, plan their food around them, and utilize a braces-friendly mouthguard for sports games or practice. Contrarily, Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing students to easily take them out during meals or special occasions. The lack of wires and brackets also reduces the risk of injury in athletic teens or adventurous children. 

As long as your children do not lose or break their appliances, removable appliances mean fewer unexpected trips to the orthodontist for emergency appointments! It also means no need to carry an armamentarium of special cleaning tools or avoid certain foods, so your child can chow down at lunchtime without worry.

Maintaining Oral Hygiene with Ease

Good oral hygiene is crucial, especially during orthodontic treatment. The removability of Invisalign aligners makes brushing and flossing a breeze. There’s no need to navigate around brackets or wires. An easy routine ensures that even the busiest students can maintain healthy oral hygiene habits, improving overall dental health during and after treatment.

Back To School Invisalign Tips 

To help your child feel comfortable and confident with their Invisalign aligners throughout the school day, we encourage you to include the following on their back-to-school list:

The Survival Kit

  • Travel toothbrush & toothpaste to clean the mouth after meals before putting the aligners back in.
  • Travel-size mouthwash to keep the breath fresh.
  • Floss & interproximal toothbrushes to clean where the toothbrush can’t reach.
  • A reusable water bottle for mouth rinsing after eating and all-day hydration.
  • Over-the-counter pain medication (be sure to check with your child’s school if a parental release to administer medication is needed) and orthodontic wax are great to have on the day when children put in a new aligner. Sometimes the adjustment period can be a little uncomfortable, and a little relief can help encourage your child to wear their trays.
  • An aligner case to keep the trays safe when they’re not being worn, such as at lunchtime. These cases help keep the aligners safe and less likely to be accidentally thrown out at the end of lunchtime.
  • A small bag that fits in the backpack to store the survival kit and ensure your child can easily find what they need when they need it.
Clauss Orthodontics knows the school year can be hard, so we want to help by getting your child ready to go back to school with Invisalign.

Simplify Your Back To School To-Do List With Clauss Orthodontics!

Gearing up for the school year can be stressful, and learning your child needs orthodontic work can seem like it’s going to complicate the process. Fortunately, treatment with Clauss Orthodontics doesn’t have to add more to your plate. Our complimentary consultations leave more money in your pocket for school supplies, and our flexible scheduling, various treatment options, and two convenient locations mean we can be a non-disruptive addition to your schedule!
Call (860) 274-6625 or click here to book your complimentary smile assessment and discover what braces can do for your child!