Invisalign First for Children
At our Surrey orthodontic clinic, we're proud to offer Invisalign First, a new range of Invisalign aligners for children.
What is Invisalign First?
Invisalign First aligners are much like standard Invisalign aligners for adults, except they are designed to accommodate the development of the permanent teeth as they erupt.
Invisalign First can be used to help correct issues like arch development and expansion, tooth spacing, crowding and protrusions, and to change the overall appearance of the smile.
Invisalign First guides children's teeth into the correct positions as they grow, which may lessen or eliminate the need for more extensive or invasive orthodontic treatment when they are older.
How does Invisalign First work?
Invisalign First expands and contours your child’s jawline via a process called dental arch expansion. Dental arch expansion involves applying pressure to the teeth over time to increase the width of the dental arch.
The Invisalign First process begins with a consultation at our office to determine if your child is a candidate for Invisalign First.
If so, the orthodontist will take pictures, x-rays, and impressions of your child’s mouth, teeth and jaws. These images and impressions will go to an Invisalign lab where the custom Invisalign First aligner will be made for your child.
Once the aligner is ready, your child will attend an appointment at our office to fit the aligner to their smile.
During treatment, the device will shift your child’s teeth into their new positions. Depending on the nature of your child’s misalignment, they may require either a pair of aligners (for both the upper and lower jaw) or just one aligner.
Invisalign First Benefits for Kids
Invisalign First may be a great alternative to traditional Phase 1 Orthodontic treatment for children because it is:
- Designed to treat a broad range of teeth straightening issues in growing children, from simple to complex, including crowding, spacing, and narrow dental arches.
- Removable for easy hygiene, making it easier for growing children to brush and floss.
- Designed for comfort – which means no discomfort from rubbing brackets or poking wires.