Invisalign First for Children

At our Maple Ridge orthodontic clinic, we're proud to offer Invisalign First, Invisalign's new range of orthodontic aligners for children.

What is Invisalign First?

Invisalign First orthodontic treatment is similar to standard Invisalign treatment, except it is designed for the unique needs of a child's developing smile, accommodating the permanent teeth as they erupt.

Invisalign First is able to correct many common orthodontic issues found in children, such as tooth spacing, crowding and protrusions, arch development and expansion, and in many cases is able to improve the overall appearance of the smile.

Invisalign First guides children's teeth as they grow in, which helps to lessen or eliminate the need for more extensive or invasive orthodontic treatment as they get older.

Invisalign First orthodontic aligners for kids

How Does Invisalign First Work?

Invisalign First uses a process called dental arch expansion to expand and contour the jawline. This process increases the width of the dental arch by applying pressure to the teeth over time.

When you bring your child in for a consultation at our office, the orthodontist can determine whether your child is a candidate for Invisalign First treatment.

If this treatment is right for your child, the orthodontist will start the treatment by taking detailed pictures, x-rays, and impressions of your child’s teeth, jaws and mouth. The impressions and images will then be forwarded to an Invisalign lab, where your child's custom Invisalign First aligner(s) will be created.

When the aligners are ready, your child will return to our office to have their custom aligners fitted to their unique smile.

Throughout the treatment process, the aligners will gradually shift your child’s teeth into their desired positions. Your child may require either a pair of aligners (one for the upper and one for the lower jaw) or just one aligner, depending on the severity of the misalignment. 

Invisalign First Benefits for Kids

Invisalign First can be an excellent alternative to conventional Phase 1 Orthodontic treatment for some children because Invisalign First is:

  • Designed to treat a broad range of children's orthodontic issues, from simple to more complex, including narrow dental arches, crowding, and spacing.
  • Designed to be comfortable, meaning no irritation from rubbing brackets or poking wires.
  • Removable, children are able to brush and floss just like they always do.

Book your first orthodontic consultation today at Ridge Meadows Orthodontics.