March 10th, 2021
Invisalign® First brings all of the great benefits of Invisalign® clear aligners to kids aged 6 to 10. In the hands of a skilled orthodontist, Invisalign® First can be the cornerstone of your little one’s early orthodontic treatment plan. In this article, we give you the rundown on everything you need to know about Phase 1 treatment, the benefits of Invisalign® and how Invisalign® First is an option specially designed for growing children.
Phase 1 and the 7 and up Club
While most people associate preteens and teens with braces, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends having your child seen by an experienced orthodontist around their 7th birthday. At this age an Orthodontist can identify any orthodontic problems and get ahead of moderate and severe issues that can become a bigger problem down the line. This is referred to as Phase 1 treatment or early interceptive treatment and is performed before all of a child’s permanent teeth have erupted. Phase 1 Treatment commonly addresses:
- Regulating arch width for developing teeth
- Protruding teeth
- Airway Obstruction
How Does Invisalign® First Differ from regular Invisalign®
Invisalign® First utilizes the same advanced technology as regular Invisalign® so you can count on the same high level quality people have come to expect from this top clear aligner brand. At the same time, Invisalign® First clear aligners expand on key innovations and have been specifically designed for growing patients. The Invisalign® First aligners were created exclusively for younger patients with shorter tooth crowns and what the company calls its Eruption Compensation feature that makes it possible to treat erupting or changing dentition. This means that Invisalign® First can accommodate baby teeth falling out and new teeth coming in.
The Clear Advantage
Many adults are familiar with the advantages of Invisalign® Clear aligners but it’s important to remember that your little one can enjoy many of these great perks too! Here are some of our top reasons our patients love Invisalign®:
- Virtually Invisible® (great for even the most bashful kids)
- Easy to remove: makes eating, brushing and flossing easy!
- Comfortable Design: no rubbing from brackets or poking from wires
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