You know that many adults and teens choose Invisalign to help straighten their teeth, but can children use Invisalign? Yes! Our SmileTown Orthodontics Braces & Invisalign orthodontists can use Invisalign First to help kids achieve a straighter smile.
When we treat adults and teens with Invisalign orthodontic treatment, we use clear, custom-made aligners to shift teeth gradually and gently into their correct positions. This option is ideal for people who are concerned about the way traditional metal braces appear on their teeth.
With Invisalign First, we can straighten little smiles with clear aligners designed especially for children.
Your child's smile grows and develops along with the rest of their body. Even if your child has some baby teeth left, now may be the ideal time to start orthodontic treatment. When your child reaches the age of 6 to 10 years, orthodontists can begin to spot issues that could benefit from early orthodontic treatment (Phase 1 treatment).
Phase 1 orthodontic treatment can help:
- Break bad oral habits such as tongue thrusting or thumb sucking.
- Straighten existing teeth.
- Keep pre-existing bite issues from worsening.
- Improve the appearance of your child's developing smile.
- Shorten Phase 2 treatment and make it easier.
In Phase 1 treatment, Invisalign First aligners can be used to address a number of orthodontic issues your child may experience, from crowding and spacing to narrow dental arches. Patients can remove Invisalign aligners to brush and floss, making oral hygiene easier for growing children. They just need to remove the aligners, and brush and floss as normal.
Invisalign First treatment, was designed with predictable results in mind, and to offer your child a positive orthodontic treatment experience. The smooth plastic aligners have no brackets or wires to poke the sensitive areas of your child's mouth, or cause discomfort.