Our Lower Mainland BC Orthodontics Group practices, are proud to offer Invisalign First, a new range of Invisalign aligners designed specifically for children's developing smiles.
What is Invisalign First?
Invisalign First orthodontic treatment for children is much like regular Invisalign treatment, except it is designed to guide children's permanent teeth as they grow in.
Invisalign First can can improve the overall appearance of the smile and correct common orthodontic issues in children, such as arch development and expansion, crowding and protrusions, and tooth spacing.
Invisalign First gently guides children's teeth into their correct positions, which can help to lessen or eliminate the need for more extensive or invasive orthodontic treatment later in life.
How Does Invisalign First Work?
Invisalign First expands and contours the jawline with a process known as dental arch expansion. This process gradually applies pressure to the teeth in order to increase the width of the dental arch.
When you and your child attend a consultation with us, our orthodontist will evaluate your child's smile to determine if your child is a good candidate for Invisalign First treatment.
If this treatment is right for your child, the orthodontist will begin the treatment process by taking pictures, x-rays, and impressions of your child’s jaws, teeth and mouth. These will be forwarded to an Invisalign lab, where your child's custom Invisalign First aligners will be created.
Once the aligners have arrived, your child will visit our office to have the aligner(s) fitted to their smile.
Over the course of your child's treatment, the aligners will shift the teeth into their desired positions. Every smile is unique and your child may require either a pair of aligners (one for the upper and one for the lower jaw) or just a single aligner, depending on the severity of the misalignment.
Benefits of Invisalign First for Kids
Invisalign First is a great alternative to traditional Phase 1 Orthodontic treatment for children because it is:
- Ideal for treating a broad range of common orthodontic issues in children, including narrow dental arches, crowding, and spacing.
- Removable, which makes it easier for children to brush and floss.
- Designed for comfort, meaning no discomfort due to rubbing brackets or poking wires.