Invisalign® for Kids in Las Cruces
Desert Orthodontics provides Invisalign for kids in Las Cruces, NM. Call 575-521-0900 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Invisalign First is an Invisalign system designed just for kids. In the past, Invisalign was only available to patients who had all of their adult teeth. Invisalign First is an interceptive orthodontic treatment, which means rather than waiting for the adult teeth to erupt and then correcting any orthodontic issues, Invisalign First prevents orthodontic issues from occurring by influencing jaw development.
Invisalign First can be used to treat crowding, spacing, and narrow dental arches more comfortably than traditional interceptive orthodontic appliances. Because kids can remove their aligners, they can continue to brush and floss like they normally would, not to mention eat all of their favorite foods!
Most children start Invisalign First between the ages of 6 and 10. In some cases, Invisalign First may eliminate the need for orthodontic treatment when your child reaches adolescence; in other cases, your child will still need Phase 2 orthodontic treatment, but for a shorter amount of time than if they didn’t use Invisalign First.
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign for Kids
What is Invisalign First?
Invisalign First is the name for Invisalign’s aligner system for kids. It’s specifically designed for interceptive orthodontic treatment, which influences the growth of the jaw while it’s still developing.
At what age can you start Invisalign First?
Invisalign First is intended for children as young as 6, although rather than using age as the determining factor, we look at your child’s jaw and teeth development to decide when they should start treatment.
Is Invisalign First worth it?
Invisalign First is a worthwhile treatment for kids who need interceptive orthodontics. It’s easier and more effective to shape the jaw into proper development as it grows than waiting for it to finish growing and then correct it.
Is Invisalign First right for my child?
The only way to know if Invisalign First is a good fit for your child is to bring them to our office for a consultation.
Call 575-521-0900 to learn more and schedule your appointment.