If you have a young child with orthodontic needs, Invisalign First can help. Like the clear aligners designed for teens and adults, Invisalign First is a discreet, gentle treatment that can start to correct orthodontic issues in children ages 7-11. Invisalign First can reposition bones and create space for future orthodontic work. It created space for the adult teeth making the alignment of the adult teeth easier and more efficient when the time comes. At Foote Orthodontics, we offer Invisalign First in Wayne and Bryn Mawr, PA because we find it one of the best options for efficiently correcting orthodontic needs for children.
Invisalign First can help with a number of orthodontic issues in young children. If your child has arches that need width correction, an overbite or underbite, or other teeth positioning issues, this Phase 1 treatment will start the correction process and lead to a quicker process in Phase 2 treatment when your child is a teen or adult.
Other Phase 1 treatment options do exist for children, however, we have found the ease and comfort of Invisalign First can replace almost all of these other treatments and offer a more hygienic and comfortable experience for your child. Invisalign allows for young children to align their teeth easily; to better maintain brushing and flossing, not have to worry about the foods they eat (as aligners are removed for eating) and have longer appointment intervals (thus allowing parents to keep their children from missing school more frequently).
If you’re worried about your child taking on the responsibility of wearing a removable aligner, rest assured the majority of children do well with this type of treatment. They are “rule followers” at this age and easily get into a routine with their aligners. Children are used to the instruction from teachers and parents Hence, they easily follow instructions from their orthodontist and can quickly adapt to life with Invisalign First.
If you’d like to learn more about Invisalign First as a Phase 1 treatment option for your child or teen, contact us at Foote Orthodontics today or click here for more information on Invisalign treatments. We offer Invisalign First in Wayne and Bryn Mawr, PA. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have and get your child started on the path to straighter teeth.