Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment For Kids & Invisalign First

Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment For Kids & Invisalign First

Phase 1 Interceptive Orthodontics are designed to help minimize the number of extractions required when treating orthodontic issues in children. Today our Maple Ridge orthodontists explain how Phase 1 treatment could help to transform your child's smile.

What is Phase 1 Interceptive Treatment?

At Ridge Meadows Orthodontics we can use interceptive orthodontics to treat children's bite and misalignment issues before they have an opportunity to fully develop more serious orthodontic problems.

Interceptive orthodontic treatment begins between the ages of 7-11 years while there is still a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth. This allows the orthodontist to take advantage of your child's ongoing dental development while correcting issues. Phase 1 Interceptive orthodontics may help to minimize or even avoid the need for extractions when treating your child's orthodontic issue.

Why should I consider Interceptive treatment for my child?

Phase 1 treatment is used to correct misalignment and bite issues while the child's jaws are still developing, allowing treatment to address arch problems in order to make room for existing teeth as well as incoming teeth.

This early approach to orthodontics can help to prevent pre-existing issues from becoming worse, correct existing tooth misalignment issues, and make Phase 2 treatment easier and shorter.

What does Phase 1 Interceptive orthodontics include?

Every child's smile is different, as such there are a number of different methods that can be used to help correct young smiles. Phase 1 treatment can include space maintainers, limited phase of braces (select teeth), specialized retainers, expansion appliances, or Invisalign® First aligners.

How can Invisalign First help to correct my child's orthodontic issues?

Invisalign First aligners can help to correct orthodontic issues in kids, such as narrow dental arches, misaligned teeth, crowding, and gaps.

Unlike some other treatments available for Phase 1 treatment, Invisalign First is a set of clear plastic aligner which are removable. Removable aligners mean that there are no dietary restrictions while your child is undergoing treatment, there are no brackets or wires to cause irritation, and kids can simply remove their aligners whenever it's time to clean their teeth.

If you'd like to find out more about how Phase 1 orthodontic treatment could transform your child's smile, contact the team at Ridge Meadows Orthodontics today to book a consultation for your child.

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