Phase 1 Interceptive Orthodontics early in childhood, can help to minimize the number of extractions required when treating orthodontic issues in later years. Our CCOA member dentists explain how Invisalign® First for Phase 1 orthodontic treatment could help to transform your child's smile.
What is Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment?
Our Canadian Clear Orthodontics Academy member dentists use Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment (also called interceptive orthodontics) to diagnose and treat misaligned teeth and other orthodontics issues in young children before those issues have an opportunity to fully develop and become more serious.
By starting orthodontic treatment between the ages of 7-11 years, while there is still a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, our dentists are able to take advantage of your child's ongoing dental development when treating orthodontic issues. This early approach to orthodontic treatment can help to minimize or even avoid the need for extractions.
What are the goals of Phase 1 treatment?
While the child's jaws are still changing and developing, Phase 1 treatment can be used to correct misalignment and bite issues and make room for both the existing teeth and the incoming teeth.
Using this early approach to orthodontics may help to prevent pre-existing bite issues from getting worse, fix existing tooth misalignment issues, improve the appearance of a growing child’s smile, and make Phase 2 treatment easier and shorter.
Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment with Invisalign First
Invisalign First aligners are a new approach to correcting children's orthodontic issues, such as misaligned teeth, crowding, gaps, and narrow dental arches.
Unlike traditional orthodontic treatments, Invisalign First aligners are:
- Removable - making oral hygiene easier. With Invisalign First children can brush and floss as usual.
- Comfortable – with Invisalign first there are no rubbing brackets or poking wires to irritate young mouths.
Invisalign First is designed for predictable results and a positive experience while addressing the unique needs of developing young smiles.