Invisalign For 11-Year-Olds

Early intervention for dental issues in 11-year-olds can be cost-effective and lead to improvement. Waiting until adult teeth have fully grown is not necessary. Northern Virginia Orthodontics uses Invisalign For Kids aligners explicitly designed for growing teeth and jaws. 


Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that utilizes clear, custom-fit aligners that can be removed to straighten teeth. Patients are typically instructed to wear the aligners for around 22 hours daily, only taking them out to eat and brush their teeth.


Invisalign is usually suggested for children at least eleven years old with a complete set of adult teeth. It requires muscle control to wear the aligners correctly and prevent loss or damage. Younger children may not have adequate muscle control to use Invisalign properly.


Invisalign can be an effective treatment option for children with mild to moderate teeth misalignments like overbite, underbite, or crooked teeth. The treatment typically takes about 12 to 18 months to complete.

Invisalign For 11-Year-Olds

Can Invisalign For Kids be used for 11-year-olds? 


Is Invisalign For Kids The Best Option For My Child?



Invisalign For Kids is an innovative treatment using clear plastic aligning trays to fix your child’s smile. Children as young as ten can begin treatment even if they haven’t lost all their baby teeth. 


Parents may be skeptical because Invisalign For Kids aligner trays can be removed. You may think your 11-year-old isn’t mature or responsible enough. Invisalign For Kids and NVO have a few tips to address your concerns.  


Wear Indicators — With Invisalign For Kids, monitoring your child’s treatment progress is easy, even when you’re not around. Each clear aligner is equipped with a wear indicator, which will wear off if the tray is worn for the recommended time. These aligners are also nearly invisible, making it easy for children to wear them comfortably without feeling self-conscious. 


No Diet Restrictions — Invisalign For Kids makes it easy for 11-year-olds to enjoy their meals without worrying about their orthodontic treatment. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign trays can be removed when eating and brushing teeth, avoiding the risk of sticky, hard, or crunchy food causing damage or the need for additional orthodontic visits. Invisalign trays also make cleaning easier than traditional braces.

How Invisalign For 11-Year-Olds Works

Invisalign For Kids is tailored to the unique needs of growing jaws, ensuring that the treatment plan is effective and efficient. The orthodontist will consider the growth of your child’s teeth while creating the plan, ensuring that the existing teeth are moved to the correct position while allowing new teeth to grow correctly.

Issues That Invisalign For 11-Year-Olds Fixes

Some dental issues that Invisalign For Kids can address in children as young as ten-years-old include: 


  • Arch Development
  • Palate Expansion
  • Overcrowding
  • Thumb Sucking / Tongue Thrusting


Invisalign For Kids aligners are primarily designed to aid in developing teeth rather than just straightening them. This means that the treatment has a lower chance of requiring additional straightening. 

Why Consider Invisalign For 11-Year-Olds

Better Oral Hygiene 

Invisalign For Kids is a trusted, innovative treatment that nearly eliminates the need for traditional metal braces and headgear. Trays are removable making oral hygiene easy without needing special tools. Young children can continue developing their brushing routine as they usually would without assistance. 

Fewer Orthodontist Visits

Invisalign treatment for kids offers less frequent orthodontic visits than traditional braces. Traditional braces require adjustments every 4-8 weeks, while Invisalign aligners typically need to be checked every 6-8 weeks. This means fewer trips to the orthodontist for your child.

Starting Invisalign For Kids Treatment

Northern Virginia Orthodontics makes starting Invisalign For Kids treatment easy with state-of-the-art imaging, financing options, and a straightforward treatment plan for your child. 


Contact us today to book your 11-year-old’s free Invisalign For Kids consultation.



Invisalign For 12-Year-Olds