Invisalign For 7-Year-Olds

Early intervention could be key to improvement at a lower cost for a 7-year-old with dental issues. You don’t have to wait until all their adult teeth are in to start treatment. Northern Virginia Orthodontics uses Invisalign For Kids aligners explicitly designed for growing teeth and jaws. 

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth. These aligners are custom-made for each patient and are worn for about 22 hours daily, only removed for eating and brushing.

Invisalign is typically recommended for children at least seven years old with a complete set of permanent teeth. This is because younger children may not have enough control over their muscles to wear the aligners properly and may lose or damage them.

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

Invisalign For 7-Year-Olds

Can Invisalign For Kids be used for 7-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 six 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 7-year-old isn’t mature or responsible enough. Invisalign For Kids and NVO have a few tips to address your concerns.  

Wear Indicators — You won’t have to worry about your child’s Invisalign For Kids trays when you aren’t around. Each tray has a wear indicator. If the trays are worn for the appropriate amount of time, the indicator will start to wear off. Invisalign For Kids clear aligners are nearly invisible, so most kids don’t mind wearing them anyways. 

No Diet Restrictions — We know children can be picky eaters, so let’s not make it any harder. 

With Invisalign For Kids, 7-year-olds don’t have to worry about what they eat. Sticky, Hard, or crunchy foods could pop a bracket off or bend a wire with traditional braces causing another ortho visit and increased costs. Traditional braces also made it harder to clean. Invisalign trays can be removed to eat and brush their teeth.

How Invisalign For 7-Year-Olds Works

Invisalign For Kids is designed to work with developing jaws. Your child’s doctor will consider growing teeth when developing the treatment plan. Existing teeth will shift into the proper place while growing teeth will have room to come into place.

Issues That Invisalign For 7-Year-Olds Fixes

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

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

Although Invisalign For Kids is used to straighten teeth, the aligners are focused more on development at this age, so there is less of a chance of needing straightening down the road. 

Why Consider Invisalign For 7-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 For Kids often requires fewer orthodontic appointments than traditional braces. While traditional braces require adjustments every 4-8 weeks, Invisalign typically only needs to be checked every 6-8 weeks.

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 7-year-old’s free Invisalign For Kids consultation.


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