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Minor deviations in the alignment of your child’s teeth can cause them to have an unattractive smile that also hampers their self-confidence. In the past the only real option for correcting the alignment of their teeth was to install traditional braces into their mouth. Unfortunately, the overt appearance of metal brackets and orthodontic hardware on their smile also could affect their sense of self-image.

Fortunately, orthodontic technology and techniques have advanced to the point that a dentist like Dr. Chris A. Gipe can provide your son or daughter with Invisalign Teen®.

They are special clear plastic aligners designed to match the unique shape of your son or daughter’s teeth and dentition. Switching from one set to another every two week, will gradually adjust the alignment of their teeth to improve their smile’s appearance.

They will need to wear the clear plastic aligners in their mouth for a minimum of 20 hours per day.

After their smile has been fully corrected Dr. Chris A. Gipe will likely provide them with a removable clear plastic retainer to ensure their teeth settle into their new position.

If you live in the Los Alamitos, California, area and your child has uncorrected alignment issues with your teeth, you should call 562-431-1349 to schedule an Invisalign Teen® consultation at Preferred Dental Care.