Invisalign and the Importance of Timely Orthodontic Treatment for Teenagers

Invisalign and the Importance of Timely Orthodontic Treatment for Teenagers

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In the world of orthodontics, Invisalign has made a significant impact. These clear aligners offer an alternative to traditional metal braces, providing a more discreet and often more comfortable option for teeth straightening. However, beyond the aesthetics and comfort, there’s another crucial aspect we need to discuss: the timing of orthodontic treatment for teenagers.

The Role of Timing in Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is essential during the adolescent years as it’s the best time to correct dental irregularities. The jaw is still growing, making it easier to influence the alignment of the teeth. But what happens when this treatment is delayed?

NHS Orthodontic Services at Breaking Point

Our orthodontist, Dr Eety Jain, has noticed a concerning trend. The NHS orthodontic service is stretched thin, with teenagers waiting over a year to start treatment. Moreover, many teenagers now do not fit the criteria for NHS treatment, which is assessed using a rating system called the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN).

If your teenager’s need for treatment is graded as minor, they are not eligible under the NHS. This leaves many families in a difficult position, with their children eager to start their journey towards a healthier smile but unable to access the necessary care under the NHS.

Invisalign: An Accessible Solution at Gipsy Lane Advanced Dental Care

At Gipsy Lane Advanced Dental Care, we believe every teenager should have access to timely and effective orthodontic treatment in Reading. That’s why we offer Invisalign as a solution.

Invisalign uses a series of custom-made aligners, each specially designed for the patient’s mouth. These aligners are made from a flexible material, providing a comfortable fit while effectively straightening the teeth.

The cost of Invisalign varies, but it generally ranges between £2,500 and £4,000. While it may seem like a significant investment, consider the long-term benefits: improved oral health, increased self-confidence, and a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.

If your teenager is ready to start their journey towards a perfect smile, we have availability to see an orthodontist here at Gipsy Lane Advanced Dental Care. Don’t let the backlog of NHS orthodontic services delay your child’s treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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