As a parent, you take pride in providing and caring for your child. That’s why you stay on top of homework, extracurricular activities, and even dental appointments. But regular dental cleanings and checkups may not be enough to care for your child’s smile. If you’re worried about your child’s smile alignment, then you need to consider Invisalign® First.
At California Dental Innovations, Dr. Mina Levi doesn’t just provide Invisalign® treatment–she streamlines the entire process with top-of-the-line technology, techniques, and materials. And as a Master of the American Academy of Clear Aligners, you can trust that your child’s smile is in great hands with Dr. Mina.
The sooner your child gets Invisalign® First, the better, healthier, and brighter their smiles will be. So, schedule your child’s consultation now by calling our dental team at 415-513-5066 or scheduling online here.
What is Invisalign® First?
Invisalign® treatments have revolutionized modern orthodontics with easy, smile-correcting clear aligners. Originally, Invisalign® treatments were intended for teens and adults who wanted to avoid unsightly metal braces.
However, dental professionals widely consider Invisalign® an effective treatment for children as young as 6 years old. But, little smiles grow and change very quickly. So, Invisalign® First is an adjustment system that is specifically designed to keep up with your child’s ever-changing smile.
Why does my child need Invisalign® First?
The American Association of Orthodontics states that children should start receiving orthodontic treatments no later than 7 years old for optimal health and development. Even if your child still has some of their baby teeth, experts believe that this is the best time to correct jaw and bite alignment issues. Dental professionals refer to this as Phase 1 treatment.
Phase 1 treatments are key in preventing serious complications as your child continues to grow. Additionally, early treatments mean that parents spend less time and money fixing complicated issues later in their child’s development.
Therefore, the Invisalign® First system is uniquely designed to tackle Phase 1 dental and jaw growth. With Invisalign® First, Dr. Mina can expertly:
- Guide your child’s jaw development
- Prevent your child’s front teeth from protruding
- Correct thumb sucking and tongue thrusting
- Prevent painfully overcrowded teeth
- Widen narrow dental arches
- Gently shift permanent teeth into proper alignment
How do I get my child started on Invisalign® First?
At California Dental Innovations, getting your child started on Invisalign® First is easy! Dr. Mina Levi uses the latest technology, techniques, and materials to make treatment a breeze for both you and your child.
The first step in the treatment process is to schedule a consultation for your child. At this appointment, Dr. Mina and her caring team will assess your child’s oral and dental health. Once Dr. Mina decides that your child is a good candidate for Invisalign® First, then it’s time to get a digital impression of your child’s mouth.
Unlike the messy molds of yesteryear, Dr. Mina uses modern digital-scanning technology (like the iTero Digital Scanner and iTero 5D Scanner) to get oral impressions. These high-tech scanners get ultra-precise images of your child’s mouth, which guarantees comfortable, personalized, and effective treatment.
With the help of Digital Smile Design and 3D-printing technology, Dr. Mina crafts custom-made aligners that perfectly fit your child’s smile. She also uses this technology to carefully and precisely coordinate every step of your child’s Invisalign® First treatment plan.
How long should my child use Invisalign® First aligners?
Every little smile is different, so treatment plans will vary from child to child. However, if your child is wearing their aligners for the prescribed 20-22 hours a day, then Dr. Mina can correct most alignment issues in 6-18 months.
Why should my child get Invisalign® First instead of braces?
Invisalign® First is a great option for most children aged 6 through 10 because:
- Clear aligners are gentler on delicate oral tissues
- Children can remove aligners to eat and drink normally
- Oral hygiene is much easier with removable aligners than with metal braces
- Clear aligners reduce the risk of cavities and white spots on the teeth compared to braces
Ultimately, Dr. Mina and her dedicated team will help you decide what is best for your child.
Invisalign® First in San Francisco, CA
Your child deserves to have a brilliant, healthy smile. That’s why investing in your child’s dental health should include Invisalign® First treatment. Schedule your child’s initial consultation with Dr. Mina Levi by calling 415-513-5066 or booking it online now.