Our Langley Straight Smile dentists are proud to introduce, Invisalign® First, a range of aligners created specifically to meet the orthodontic needs of children from 6 - 10 years old.
Invisalign Aligners for Kids
Invisalign treatment for adults and teens uses a series of clear aligners to incrementally guide teeth into their correct positions, without the need for metal braces.
Now, our Langley Straight Smile dentists are proud to offer Invisalign® First for kids aged 6 - 10 years old. Invisalign First has been created to help correct many of the orthodontic issues seen in kids while giving your child's erupting adult teeth the room they need to grow in, right where they should be.
Addressing alignment and bite issues with Phase 1 interception orthodontic treatment early in childhood can help to prevent the need for more invasive treatments later. That's why now may be the perfect time to begin correcting your child's orthodontic issues, even if they don't have all of their adult teeth yet.
The Benefits of Early Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontic treatment that begins between the ages of 6-10, while the child still has some of their baby teeth, is called Phase 1 treatment. This early intervention orthodontic treatment has a number of benefits including:
- Breaking oral habits such as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting before more serious dental issues arise.
- Preventing pre-existing bite issues from becoming more severe.
- Correcting existing teeth misalignment conditions.
- Often helps to make Phase 2 orthodontic treatment shorter and easier.
- Can help to improve the function of your child's growing smile.
Invisalign First aligners can be used for Phase 1 treatment and may help to correct a number of orthodontic issues including gapped teeth, narrow dental arches, and over-crowding.
Invisalign First may help to keep oral hygiene easy for young children as they undergo Phase 1 treatment because the aligners are removable. Just remove your child's aligners to allow them to brush and floss their teeth as usual.
Invisalign First is designed to give children predictable orthodontic treatment results and a positive treatment experience, with brackets or wires to cause irritation.