Everything You Need to Know about Invisalign First

Discover Invisalign® First: tailored orthodontic treatment for children aged 6 to 10. Learn about Phase-1 benefits, how it differs from regular Invisalign®, and why it's a superior choice for your child's early orthodontic journey.

September 19, 2023

Invisalign® First is changing the game when it comes to orthodontic treatment for kids aged 6 to 10. In the capable hands of an experienced orthodontist, Invisalign® First can be the foundation of your child's early orthodontic journey. In this article, we'll explore the world of Phase-1 treatment, delve into the myriad benefits of Invisalign®, and discover why Invisalign® First is tailor-made for young, growing smiles.

Phase-1 and the 7 & Up Club

Traditionally, people tend to associate preteens and teenagers with braces. However, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, it's recommended to have your child evaluated by an orthodontist around their 7th birthday. At this crucial age, orthodontists can identify potential orthodontic issues and proactively address moderate and severe problems that may worsen over time. This early intervention is known as Phase-1 treatment and is typically performed before all of a child's permanent teeth have fully erupted. Phase-1 treatment commonly addresses various concerns such as:

  • Regulating arch width for developing teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Protruding teeth
  • Crossbites
  • Airway Obstruction

How Does Invisalign® First Differ from Regular Invisalign®?

Invisalign® First harnesses the same cutting-edge technology as standard Invisalign®, ensuring the same high-quality treatment that people have come to expect from this renowned clear aligner brand. However, Invisalign® First goes a step further and tailors its innovations specifically for growing patients. These aligners were meticulously designed with younger patients in mind, featuring shorter tooth crowns and a remarkable Eruption Compensation feature. This feature enables treatment to adapt to erupting or changing dentition, accommodating baby teeth falling out and new teeth coming in seamlessly.

The Clear Advantage of Invisalign®

While many adults are already familiar with the advantages of Invisalign® clear aligners, it's essential to realize that your child can also reap numerous benefits from this advanced orthodontic solution. Here are some compelling reasons why both kids and adults love Invisalign®:

Virtually Invisible: Invisalign® aligners are virtually invisible, making them an excellent choice for even the most self-conscious kids.

Easy to Remove: Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® aligners are easily removable. This feature makes eating, brushing, and flossing a breeze, ensuring better oral hygiene.

Comfortable Design: Invisalign® aligners don't have the brackets and wires found in traditional braces, so there's no need to worry about discomfort from rubbing or poking.

In summary, Invisalign® First brings numerous advantages to the table for young patients. It promotes better oral hygiene, allows for a normal diet, and makes brushing and flossing easier compared to traditional braces. Plus, there's no risk of "white scares" that can potentially occur with braces. So, if you're considering orthodontic treatment for your child, Invisalign® First is a clear choice worth exploring with your orthodontist.

Where You Receive Your Orthodontic Care Matters

Griggs Orthodontics specializes in creating happy and healthy smiles by providing expert care and a patient experience where you’ll feel right at home. 

Dr. Henry Griggs and the team at Griggs Orthodontics are committed to providing the best orthodontic care available. Dr. Griggs is an orthodontic specialist passionate about providing top-level care rooted in patient comfort and individualized attention.

With three convenient locations in Athens, Huntsville/Monrovia, and Pulaski, we are ready to help you start smiling. Call today or click below to schedule a complimentary consultation.


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(256) 216-1717

106 Ivy Ln, Pulaski, TN 38478

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