Invisalign First for Children
Available now from Langley Orthodontics, new Invisalign First aligners, specifically designed to treat common orthodontic issues in children.
What is Invisalign First?
Invisalign First works much like standard Invisalign treatment, except that Invisalign First has been specially designed for children, making room for permanent teeth as they grow in.
Invisalign First can correct many common orthodontic issues seen in children including, arch development and expansion, crowding and protrusions, and tooth spacing, improving the overall appearance of the smile.
Invisalign First guides children's teeth into place as they grow in, which may lessen or eliminate the need for more extensive or invasive orthodontic treatment later in life.
How Does Invisalign First Work?
Invisalign First is designed to expand and contour a child's jawline with a process called dental arch expansion. Dental arch expansion applies pressure to the teeth in order to gradually increase the width of the dental arch.
When you bring your child in for their first consultation at our office, the orthodontist will determine whether your child is a good candidate for Invisalign First treatment.
If your child is a good candidate for Invisalign First treatment, the orthodontist will initiate the treatment process by taking pictures, x-rays, and impressions of your child’s teeth, mouth, and jaws. These will be sent to the Invisalign lab, where your child's custom Invisalign First aligner(s) will be made.
Once the aligners are ready, your child will visit us again to fit the aligner(s) to their teeth.
Your child's aligners will gradually shift the teeth into their new positions throughout their treatment. Depending on the severity of your child's misalignment, either a single aligner, or a pair of aligners (one for the upper and one for the lower jaw) may be required in order to correct the issue.
Invisalign First Features
Invisalign First can be an ideal alternative to standard Phase 1 Orthodontic treatment for some children because it's:
- Designed to treat a broad range of children's orthodontic issues, simple or more complex, including spacing, crowding, and narrow dental arches.
- Designed with your child's comfort in mind, meaning no irritation from poking wires or rubbing brackets.
- Removable, so that children can brush and floss like they always have.