What Is Invisalign First?

Crooked teeth are a common phenomenon among growing kids. Parents may not know their child’s exact dental problem, but they want a solution that is both comfortable and cost-effective. That’s where Invisalign First comes in. This plastic straightener system guides the teeth to new positions by applying gradual pressure. The fact that the aligners are clear and stick close to the teeth makes them discreet.

Getting Invisalign First starts with an orthodontic consultation to determine whether your young one is right for the aligners. Afterward, the orthodontist sends impressions or digital images of your child’s smile to the Invisalign lab, where they design custom aligners.

Invisalign First Benefits

Invisalign First corrects problems such as:

  • Narrow arches
  • Crooked teeth
  • Tooth gaps
  •  Aesthetic alignment
  • Bite issues

This treatment option is comfortable for patients, and unlike metal braces that can injure the inner cheeks with rough edges, Invisalign First is made with smooth plastic. Since they are removable, your young one can take out the trays during special occasions like photoshoots. Another benefit is the ease of care. All your child has to do to ensure proper care for the aligners is clean them regularly and maintain good oral hygiene.

Caring for Invisalign First

Your child’s aligners last longer when you take care of them. Here’s how to properly maintain Invisalign First trays.

  • Clean the trays: Soaking Invisalign First in water is not enough; you need to clean them using gentle soap to prevent bacteria buildup. You can also kill the germs with denture cleansers. Avoid extremely hot water that could warp the plastic.  
  • Storage: Encourage your little one to put their aligners in a case for safekeeping. Otherwise, they may lose the aligners if they leave them in napkins after eating or drop them from their pockets and backpacks during playtime. Moreover, do not leave Invisalign near stoves or other heat sources to protect them from melting.
  • Brush and Floss: Though Invisalign First has no food restrictions, your little one should brush and floss if they eat or drink something other than water. By doing so, they reach food particles before they put their aligners back in. If your child doesn’t like cleaning their teeth, you can motivate them by brushing together, introducing rewards, and letting them choose their toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss brands.
  • Remove before eating: Food particles can damage Invisalign First or stain the aligners. If the particles stick to the aligners, they can transfer germs to your child’s gums and teeth. The food can harden into plaque or tartar and damage both the aligner and your child’s smile.

Get an Expert’s Opinion

With early orthodontics, an orthodontist can straighten your child’s smile or correct jaw issues that may be harder to fix in the future. Are you considering Invisalign First for your child? Contact Smith Orthodontics for more information about this treatment method.