If you have a child between the ages of 7 and 12 with dental issues, they don’t have to wait until all their adult teeth are in to start treatment. Invisalign For Kids is a great option versus traditional metal braces. Treatment for this age group is commonly referred to as Phase 1 Treatment. At NVO, we use Invisalign First aligners designed specifically for children’s smiles.
Invisalign For Kids Ages 7 to 12
Invisalign First aligners are designed to be used for kids. These aligners assist our doctors in treating a broad spectrum of teeth straightening issues. Your child’s developing jaw will have room for existing and future teeth without the pain of poking wires, metal brackets, and lifestyle limitations that traditional braces come with.
Learn more about Invisalign For Kids of a specific age:
- Invisalign For 6-Year Olds
- Invisalign For 7-Year-Olds
- Invisalign For 8-Year-Olds
- Invisalign For 9-Year-Olds
- Invisalign For 10-Year-Olds
- Invisalign For 11-Year-Olds
- Invisalign For 12-Year-Olds
Issues Invisalign For Kids Can Treat
The main benefit of Invisalign For Kids is getting ahead of future developmental problems. Some of these could cause your child social stress or actual physical pain if not addressed.
- Over or underbite
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Narrow dental arches
These problems will be corrected before your child’s mouth has the time to develop into a more severe problem.
At NVO, we have two exciting options for your child to ensure they get the most out of their Invisalign For Kids aligners: Chewies and Stickables.
Chewies are a device that goes in the space between your child’s aligners and their teeth. If your child’s aligners are not fitting completely perfectly, this device helps make them more comfortable and effective.
If your child loves to express themselves and is upset that they won’t get the colorful bands that come with traditional braces, Stickables are a fun option! There is a multitude of stickers they can choose from that will match their style and express their personality.
Best for Mature Children
If you think this sounds like a viable option for your child, keep in mind that Invisalign comes with a need for responsibility. While we have found that our pediatric patients keep up with their aligners better than most adult patients, you know your child best. Aligners are worn 22 hours per day, so you’ll need to ensure your child can keep up with them while they are at school. They need to be cleaned properly with a soft toothbrush and lukewarm water every time they are removed. At NVO we provide a case to store them in when they are not worn, but it is up to you and your child to ensure they do not get lost or broken.
Schedule Your Child’s Invisalign For Kids Consultation
Help your child develop a smile that will last a lifetime! Invisalign For Kids treatment can typically start within a few weeks of the consultation.
Book your child’s free Invisalign For Kids Consultation and get a treatment overview of what you could expect with Northern Virginia Orthodontics.