invisalign first – invisalign for kids
The same state-of-the-art Invisalign® Clear Aligners with specifically designed features to treat children age 6-10, who need Phase I Early Orthodontic Treatment. Younger patients now get the same comfortable, hygienic friendly, easy-to-care-for Invisalign option, just tailored to their growth and development and unique orthodontic needs. No food restrictions since kids can remove the aligners when they eat. Plus aligners are mostly worn during the evening, so they won’t loose them at school!
Dr. Greenberg is an accredited Invisalign Provider
It is important to select an Invisalign Orthodontist that is credentialed and recognized by Align Technologies Advantage Provider Program. An Invisalign doctor’s overall experience level is relative to the number of patients he/she has treated with Invisalign aligners. While this is a new program through Invisalign, Dr. Greenberg has years of experience and expertise working with the Invisalign clear aligner system, as well as addressing problems with Early Two-Phase Orthodontic treatments.
Invisalign designed for Phase I Treatment in Younger Children
Early orthodontic treatment can help prevent future problems from becoming more serious over time if left untreated.
Invisalign First clear aligners help children, typically 6-10 years old, with arch development and space/crowding concerns. If treated early, Dr. Greenberg can use the aligners to create space for erupting teeth as your child continues to grow and develop. An early orthodontic evaluation and treatment can help:
- Intercept any developing problems.
- Eliminate the cause.
- Guide the growth of facial and jaw bones.
- Provide adequate space for incoming permanent teeth.
Although most children will require a second course of orthodontic treatment after all their permanent teeth have come in, Phase I makes it easier to move those teeth into their best positions during Phase II.
Is your Child an Invisalign First Candidate?
Conditions favorable for Invisalign First clear aligners include:
One or more upper teeth bite on the inside of the lower teeth
Spaces between teeth or missing teeth
Not enough room for teeth to fit normally
Upper teeth bite over the lower teeth (also known as overjet)
Lower teeth protrude past upper teeth
Some teeth don’t make physical contact with opposing teeth
Advantages of Invisalign clear aligners include:
- Virtually invisible
- Easy to clean
- No food restrictions
- Well-established treatment time (each tray worn for 2 weeks)
- Computer simulation shows teeth progression and outcome
Disadvantages of Invisalign clear aligners are:
- Not suitable for severe dental problems
- Higher cost than traditional braces
- Six week wait time for aligners to arrive from factory
- In some cases, traditional braces are still needed for a few months after treatment
If you are interested in invisible clear aligners to improve your child’s smile, contact our office for an appointment. Call 972-335-1300 Monday through Thursday, or submit an online appointment request and we will respond within one business day.
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