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Interceptive Orthodontics

When children are young, their jaws are growing and their dentitions are changing. It is possible to redirect the growth and eliminate future problems at this stage. Children should have their first orthodontic screening no later than age 7. This will be to evaluate the growing jaws and dentition and to do early treatment if there is the need. Early interceptive treatment can be a wise investment for the future by decreasing the possibility or complexity of future orthodontic treatments.

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Tips for Children's Teeth

Below you will find some instructional videos about maintaining healthy teeth. Feel free to watch and share these, as they cover important oral health topics such as flossing, tooth brushing, and healthy food and drinks.

Invisalign First Treatment

A new treatment that can improve children’s smiles as they grow.
Invisalign First is treatment designed specifically for little smiles.

A great way to get Phase 1 results that work. Invisalign First aligners are:

  • Designed to treat a broad range of teeth straightening issues in growing children, from simple to complex, including crowding, spacing, and narrow dental arches.
  • Removable for easy hygiene, making it easier for growing children to brush and floss.
  • Designed for comfort – which means no discomfort from rubbing brackets or poking wires.

Who could be a candidate for Invisalign First clear aligners?

As a child grows, their smile grows with them. And even with baby teeth, it may be the perfect time for children ages 6 to 10 to start orthodontic treatment. This is known as Phase 1 treatment.

At this stage, orthodontists can see issues that may need early treatment to address a developing problem.

Invisalign First clear aligner treatment is designed for predictable results and a positive experience while addressing the unique needs of growing children.