Invisalign First in New York
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a retainer-like alternative for adults and teens who are seeking orthodontic corrections without the visible metal and wires of conventional braces. Invisalign, which has overall positive reviews, treats various orthodontic conditions, including overbites, underbites, gapped teeth, and crowded teeth. For children whose teeth are still growing in, standard Invisalign is not typically an option, as Invisalign is usually recommended for children who have all of their permanent teeth.
What is Invisalign First?
Invisalign First is an orthodontic solution that allows for the use of Invisalign technology in children whose teeth are still growing in. For parents who want to provide their growing children with the orthodontic benefits of Invisalign technology, Invisalign First may be a solution.
Why is Invisalign First used?
Invisalign First is used for making various corrections in the positioning of growing teeth with unique features for dental arch expansion and creating room for incoming teeth. Invisalign First can be used to address various orthodontic conditions, such as:
- Arch development
- A-P correction
- Aesthetic alignment
- Tooth protrusions or interferences
Invisalign First is only available for growing children. For adults and teens who are seeking dental corrections, alternative treatment products are available, such as Invisalign Full, Invisalign Teen, and Invisalign Express.
How does Invisalign First work?
Invisalign First works by expanding and contouring your child’s jawline through what is known as dental arch expansion. Dental arch expansion involves pushing your child’s teeth over time to increase the width of their dental arch.
The procedure for dental arch expansion starts with a consultation to determine if your child is an appropriate candidate for Invisalign First. If approved, your child’s dentist can begin taking pictures, x-rays, and impressions of your child’s smile that same day. Information from the imaging, x-rays, and impressions will go to an Invisalign lab where a custom Invisalign First device, called an aligner or tray, will be made for your child.
It will take a few weeks until the custom aligner is ready. Once the aligner is ready, your child will be scheduled to come back to Diamond Braces for his or her dentist to fit the aligner to your child’s smile. Over time the device will shift your child’s teeth around as needed and new retainers will be needed for the following phases of treatment.
Depending on your child’s needs, he or she may require a full pair of aligners or just one aligner. Certain teeth may require attachments to be placed on their surface. Attachments will help direct pressure from the retainer device to the necessary teeth.
To request an appointment for an Invisalign consultation with a Diamond Braces doctor, you may call or fill out the form on this site.
What are the pros and cons of using Invisalign First?
Invisalign First provides various benefits to meet the needs of children with growing teeth. Benefits of Invisalign First include:
- Allowing younger children to receive a similar Invisalign experience to adults and teens
- Precise and customized planning around your child’s unique dental needs
- Treatment for a broad range of orthodontic malformations
- Providing room for incoming teeth without removing surrounding teeth
- Supporting teeth and jawline formation with preferred aesthetics vs. traditional braces
- Your child can remove the device to maintain comfort while eating, drinking, brushing their teeth, or other activities
Invisalign First may not be right for all children. Children who do not wear their Invisalign First retainer as directed may not see results. Invisalign First also requires special care and upkeep. Speak with your dentist to learn more about how to properly clean and maintain your child’s Invisalign First retainer.
How long does Invisalign First take to show results?
Treatment time and results vary based on different factors, such as the condition which is being treated, how your child responds to the device, and whether they wear and use the device as directed. For optimal before and after results, ensure that your child is using and maintaining their Invisalign First aligner as instructed by their dentist.
To learn more about Invisalign First, contact us at Diamond Braces today. Our orthodontists have many years of experience and can help you feel and look your best with your brightest and healthiest smile. Call 201.308.8181 to learn more or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment now.