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Invisalign First for Children

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Our orthodontists in BC and Alberta are proud to offer Invisalign First. Today, we'll outline the potential benefits of Invisalign First clear aligners and share how they work.

A child's smile develops as they grow. Even children between ages 6 and 10 who still have baby teeth may be able to begin orthodontic treatment. This is known as Phase 1 orthodontic treatment. 

What is Invisalign First?

This orthodontic treatment is specifically intended for youngsters. Invisalign First for kids works in a very similar fashion to conventional Invisalign treatment. However, Invisalign First for kids is specifically designed to accommodate the eruption of permanent teeth when they occur in children. 

Invisalign First is an effective and simple approach to repair numerous orthodontic abnormalities typically found in younger, such as crowding or protrusions of teeth, space between teeth and arch growth and expansion. 

As permanent teeth develop in children, Invisalign First gently moves their teeth into proper places. Depending on 

Invisalign First is an orthodontic treatment option that is specifically designed for youngsters. For the most part, Invisalign First for kids works in the same way as conventional Invisalign treatment, but Invisalign First for kids is specifically intended to accommodate the eruption of permanent teeth when they occur in children.

It is a simple and effective approach to repair some orthodontic abnormalities typically found in youngsters, such as arch growth and expansion, crowding or protrusions of teeth, as well as space between the teeth.

As the permanent teeth emerge, Invisalign First gently shifts their teeth into their proper alignment. Depending on the child's age, this may reduce or el iminate the requirement for more comprehensive or invasive orthodontic treatment in the future. 

Benefits for Kids

Due to the following benefits, Invisalign First might be an excellent alternative or addition to regular Phase 1 orthodontic treatment for kids:

  • It is intended to be comfortable for kids to wear, which means there should be no discomfort from rubbing brackets or poking wires.
  • Because it is removable, kids can clean and floss their teeth as they have in the past.
  • They are designed to treat a wide range of children's orthodontic concerns, both basic and complicated, including crowding and spacing issues, as well as small dental arches.

How does Invisalign First work?

When used in conjunction with a treatment known as dental arch expansion, Invisalign First is intended to enlarge and shape a child's jawline. Dental arch expansion is a procedure in which pressure is applied to the teeth in order to gradually widen the dental arch over time. The goal is to make enough room in the jaw for all the adult teeth to erupt properly.

One of our BC and Alberta orthodontists can determine whether or not your child is a candidate for Invisalign First treatment when you bring them in for their first visit.

After determining that your child is a suitable candidate for treatment, the orthodontist will begin the Invisalign First process by taking photographs, x-rays, and imprints of your child's teeth, mouth, jaws, and other facial features. All of this information will be forwarded to the Invisalign lab, where your child's unique aligner(s) will be manufactured.

Once the aligners are completed, your child will return to our office to have the aligners custom-fitted to their teeth.

All of your child's teeth will gradually move into their new locations as a result of the aligners they wear during their treatment. A single aligner or a set of aligners (one for the top jaw and one for the lower jaw) may be necessary to correct your child's misalignment, depending on the severity of the problem.

If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign First for children, please contact our office to book a consultation.

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