What Is Invisalign First?
Invisalign First is a line of clear aligners made especially to help straighten children's teeth as they develop. These removable orthodontic appliances are designed to accommodate children's growing smiles as they progress through orthodontic treatment.
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.
The Benefits of Invisalign First for Kids
For some children, Invisalign First is an excellent alternative to traditional braces because it:
- Can treat a variety of issues with misaligned teeth in developing children, including irregular spacing of teeth, narrow dental arches and crowding
- Does not come with the discomfort or friction of brackets or poking wires
- Features removable aligners for easy oral hygiene, making it easier for kids to brush and floss regularly
How Invisalign First Works
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).