The same impressive Invisalign technology, adapted for children who have mixed adult and juvenile teeth, aged 7 to 10-years-old.
At Clear Smiles Orthodontics we highly recommend having your child seen by an experienced orthodontist around their 7th birthday. Why so soon? Early orthodontic treatment isn’t for everyone but in specific cases, a child comes to us with moderate to severe orthodontic issues that just can’t wait for later treatment. 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, a situation called early mixed dentition (a mixture of primary/baby and permanent teeth.)
As a parent, we know it’s hard to imagine your little one in braces at such an early age. That’s why we’re excited to tell you that Invisalign is now an option for our younger patients needing Phase 1 treatment! Not only that, we can now combine Invisalign and Remote Monitoring to ensure your child’s smile is progressing appropriately!
Children ages 7-10 can now be treated by Invisalign First for issues typically solved via arch expanders, or partial metal braces. The new Invisalign First clear aligners are designed specifically to address a broad range of younger patients’ problems. Early treatment can prevent more severe problems or alignment issues that could get worse later on, while providing a foundation for permanent teeth to begin to erupt.
Don’t worry about your little ones missing school! Remote monitoring makes it easy to track your child’s Invisalign treatment progress with scans you take from your smartphone. The results are: fewer in-office Invisalign visits, enhanced and accurate treatment, and constant communication with the Clear Smiles Team!
Invisalign First uses the same comfortable clear aligner and scanning technology as adult and teen Invisalign treatment. At the same time, Invisalign First clear aligners expand on key innovations and have been specifically designed for growing patients with new and unique features and functionality. 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. In other words, Invisalign First can accommodate baby teeth falling out and permanent teeth growing in, all while adjusting your child’s teeth according to the plan Dr. Semaan has laid out.
The technology has the same benefits Invisalign has always offered: no food restrictions, no change in brushing or cleaning, and less chance of emergency visits. We know your child’s health is precious – this technology was extensively tested prior to release and Dr. Semaan has found that Invisalign First, combined with Remote Monitoring can be a great tool for early orthodontic treatment.
If your child is approaching their seventh birthday or recently passed that fun milestone, it’s time to reach out to us! Ready to see if remote monitoring and Invisalign First are right for your child?
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