At our Burnaby children's dental clinic, our pediatric dentists are proud to offer Invisalign® First, a new range of Invisalign orthodontic aligners just for children.
What is Invisalign First?
Invisalign First aligners are clear, removable orthodontic appliances that are designed to straighten children's teeth as they grow.
Invisalign First can be used to correct arch development and expansion issues, tooth spacing irregularities, crowding, and protrusions. In general, it can also help improve the overall appearance of the smile.
Invisalign First guides children's teeth into the correct positions as during the eruption process, which may lessen or eliminate the need for more extensive or invasive orthodontic treatment when they are older.
How does Invisalign First work?
Invisalign First expands and contours your child’s jawline via a process called dental arch expansion. It involves applying pressure to the teeth over an extended period of time to increase the width of the dental arch.
To get started with Invisalign First, your dentist will begin with a consultation at our office to determine if your child is a candidate for Invisalign First.
If so, the orthodontist will take pictures, x-rays, and impressions of your child’s mouth, teeth and jaws. These images and impressions will go to an Invisalign lab where the custom Invisalign First aligner will be made for your child.
Once the aligner is ready, your child will attend an appointment at our office to fit the aligner to their smile.
During treatment, the device will shift your child’s teeth into their new positions. Depending on the nature of your child’s misalignment, they may require either a pair of aligners (for both the upper and lower jaw) or just one aligner.
Invisalign First Benefits for Kids
Invisalign First is a great alternative to traditional Phase 1 Orthodontic treatment for children because it is:
- Designed to treat a broad range of teeth straightening issues in growing children, from simple to complex, including crowding, spacing, and narrow dental arches.
- Removable for easy hygiene, making it easier for growing children to brush and floss.
- Designed for comfort – no friction from brackets or poking wires.
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