Invisalign Specialist

Your Child's Dentist

Pediatric Dentists located in San Antonio, TX

You no longer need to rely on uncomfortable metal braces to get straighter, healthier teeth. At Your Child's Dentist in San Antonio, Leticia Gutierrez Jeffords, DDS, MS, offers the innovative Invisalign® teeth straightening system that uses a series of removable plastic aligners to gradually shift your child’s teeth into a healthier and more aesthetic smile. Learn more about the benefits of Invisalign by calling the office in San Antonio or using the online booking feature.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an innovative, noninvasive treatment to straighten teeth. The system uses a series of custom-made, removable aligners that progressively shift your child’s teeth into the proper alignment. Invisalign is the perfect alternative for those who want straighter teeth but don’t want a mouthful of metal and wires.

Dr. Gutierrez creates a custom treatment plan using comprehensive digital scans of your child’s mouth to address their specific needs and condition.

What conditions can Invisalign treat?

School-aged children and teenagers can benefit from Invisalign treatments to correct a variety of common dental issues. Dr. Gutierrez may recommend Invisalign to treat the following conditions:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crowded teeth

Following a thorough evaluation, Dr. Gutierrez determines whether your child can benefit from the Invisalign teeth-straightening system. She also takes a series of digital dental scans that give her a close-up look at the positioning of your child’s teeth and overall dental health.

How does Invisalign work?

Following Dr. Gutierrez’s treatment plan, your child wears a set of custom-made plastic aligners for 20-22 hours a day. They’ll switch out their aligners for a new set every 1-2 weeks to incrementally shift their teeth into place.

Your child can remove their aligners to eat and to brush their teeth. The aligners are easy to clean and maintain and are custom-fitted to be comfortable in your child’s mouth.

Throughout treatment, Dr. Gutierrez schedules routine visits to monitor the movement of your child’s teeth. Typically, Invisalign can achieve the desired results within 12-18 months, rather than the two years or more it takes to correct teeth with traditional braces.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign’s clear aligners make it easy to correct common dental alignment issues without the discomfort and inconvenience of metal brackets and wires. Aligners are hardly noticeable and can be easily maintained and removed.

Other benefits of Invisalign include:

  • Faster results
  • Easy maintenance
  • No food limitations

Invisalign’s results are long-lasting, and Dr. Gutierrez can provide your child with a retainer after their Invisalign treatment is complete to help your child maintain straight, healthy teeth.

Find out if the Invisalign system is right for your child by calling Your Child's Dentist or using the online booking system to set up a consultation.