Smile: A Curve That Sets Everything Straight
Bringing Smiles to Life
A Flexible Treatment Option for Your Kid
The American Association of Orthodontics suggests that children see an orthodontist by age 7.
At your first appointment, Dr. Varble and his team will decide if your child needs orthodontic treatment. Even if your child still has baby teeth, they can benefit from treatments like clear aligners. Younger patients may receive interceptive treatment, referred to by Invisalign as Phase 1 treatment.
Interceptive treatment typically lasts 6-12 months and focuses on moving specific problem teeth. After their interceptive treatment is over, we will continue to monitor their growth and development as part of our observation program. Once your child has all of their adult teeth, Dr. Varble will reevaluate them to see if they need additional treatment. Interceptive treatment makes additional treatment easier, shorter and more predictable.
Early Intervention at It’s Finest
We Love to See Your Kid Smile
Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are used to develop young jaws and create room for adult teeth. Dr. Varble uses clear aligners in the interceptive treatment stage to prepare your child’s mouth for adult teeth. As your child grows, their mouth grows with them. Invisalign and clear aligners can help guide that growth and prevent more extensive treatment later.
Perks of Invisalign for kids:
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Kids Invisalign FAQ
Because Education is Key
There is no official minimum age to start treatment, but Invisalign interceptive treatment is ideal for children six to 10 years old.
Interceptive treatment usually lasts six to 12 months but will vary for every child.
Since they can remove their trays to eat, there are no food restrictions with Invisalign.
Invisalign trays can be removed making hygiene care east. Before your child puts their Invisalign trays back in, remind them to brush and floss first.
Invisalign is much more comfortable than traditional braces. Your child might experience discomfort as they get used to their trays, but they should not experience any pain.