What Is Invisalign First?
Invisalign First is a line of clear aligners made especially to help straighten children's teeth as they develop.
With Invisalign First, we can help correct issues with protrusions, teeth crowding and spacing irregularities, arch development, and expansion.
The Canadian Association of Orthodontists recommends that kids have their first orthodontic evaluation at the age of 7 so treatment can commence while their jaws are still malleable and growing.
Invisalign First is a form of early orthodontic treatment that can guide your child's teeth into their correct positions — while their smile is still developing.
If we can detect and treat orthodontic issues early, we may be able to eliminate or reduce the need for more invasive and extensive orthodontic treatment later in your child's development.
Treating orthodontic issues while your child is young can influence their jaw growth and facial symmetry and reduce the crowding of teeth.
Why Invisalign First for Children?
For some children, Invisalign First is a great alternative to traditional braces and kids may find it fits comfortably into their daily life. With this treatment option, we can:
- Treat a variety of issues with misaligned teeth in developing children, including irregular spacing of teeth, narrow dental arches and crowding
- Avoid the discomfort or friction of brackets or poking wires
- Use removable aligners, making it easier for kids to brush and floss regularly
- Help kids achieve a straighter smile and healthier sleep
- Help resolve ongoing problems with sleep apnea and teeth grinding
How Invisalign First Works
These removable orthodontic appliances are designed to accommodate children's growing smiles as they progress through orthodontic treatment.
Using a process we call dental arch expansion, Invisalign First clear aligners expand and contour your child's jawline with guiding pressure.
This consistent, mild pressure is applied to the teeth for an extended period of time to help widen your child's dental arch.
The clear aligners will gradually move your child's teeth over the course of their treatment. We can customize a treatment plan based on your child's orthodontic needs. They may need a single clear aligner or two (for both their upper and lower jaw).