Early interceptive orthodontics for children can help to minimize the number of extractions required when treating orthodontic issues in later years. Our SmileTown Orthodontics Braces & Invisalign dentists explain how Invisalign® First for Phase 1 orthodontic treatment could help transform your child's smile.
Invisalign First for Children
At our Burnaby children's dental clinic, our pediatric dentists are proud to offer Invisalign® First, a new range of Invisalign orthodontic clear aligners to straighten children's teeth as they develop.
What is Invisalign First?
Invisalign First aligners are clear, removable orthodontic appliances designed to straighten children's teeth as they develop.
These removable aligners are typically used to correct orthodontic issues such as protrusions, irregularities in the spacing of teeth, arch development and expansion issues and crowding. They can also help improve the general appearance of your child's smile.
Using Invisalign, your child's teeth will be guided into their correct, prescribed positions as a part of early orthodontic treatment while their adult teeth are erupting. This may reduce or eliminate the requirement for more extensive or invasive orthodontic treatment later in life, when problems become more entrenched and difficult to fix.
As long as your child continues to maintain excellent oral hygiene throughout their treatment with Invisalign First by brushing and flossing daily, they should not encounter any issues. Plus, our orthodontists are here to answer any questions or address concerns.
Creating Healthy, Straight Smiles
As a Straight Smile Centres member practice, you can rely on our children's dentists to help guide your child's developing teeth into the proper positions with Invisalign First.
We are a Straight Smile Centres Member Practice.
How does Invisalign First work?
During a process we refer to as dental arch expansion, we use Invisalign First aligners to expand and contour your child's jawline. We do this by applying gradual pressure to the teeth over an extended period of time, with the goal of increasing the width of their dental arch.
To begin, you will meet your dentist for a consultation at our office to find out whether your child is a candidate for Invisalign First.
Custom-Made Aligners Prepared for Your Child
If we move ahead, the orthodontist will take pictures, x-rays and digital impressions of your child's teeth, jaws and mouth. The impressions and images will then be sent to a laboratory where the custom clear aligners will be created for your child.
Once the aligners are prepared, your child will come for an appointment at our office to fit the aligners to their teeth.
While they are being treated, the aligners will shift your child's teeth into their corrected positions. Depending on your child's specific needs and misalignment, they may need just one aligner or a pair of aligners (to fit both the upper and lower jaw of teeth).
More About Invisalign First for Kids
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.