Invisalign First FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign First

What types of conditions can Invisalign First treatment address?

Invisalign First clear aligners are designed for developing dental arch form and creating space for permanent erupting dentition. They can also be used to address conditions such as dental arch development, expansion, spacing/crowding, A-P correction, aesthetic alignment, tooth protrusions or interferences. Invisalign First Phase 1 treatment is also designed to improve efficiency of Phase 2 treatment.

What will happen if my child does not wear their aligners for the prescribed amount of time?

Invisalign aligners are meant to be worn for 20-22 hours a day to produce the most accurate results in the timeframe prescribed. This can be quite difficult for children, but Invisalign’s smart and comfortable design makes it much easier to get used to. The first few sets of aligners may cause pressure; patients who wear them for the majority of the day for the first few weeks have found them to become more comfortable and often forget they are wearing them. It is vital that parents constantly monitor their children and encourage them throughout their journey.

What happens if my child loses or breaks their aligners?

Contact us as soon as you notice they are missing or broken and we can guide you on whether they should continue wearing their current aligners, move on to the next in the set, or order a replacement set.

Are there any dietary restrictions while on treatment?

Traditional metal braces have many dietary restrictions. Aligners are removable, so patients can take them off when eating and drinking, your child can eat and drink as they like. We recommend staying away from high-sugar foods and beverages for growing teeth as this may disrupt their development.

If my child wears aligners in childhood, will they need them again in adulthood?

Many teeth-straightening issues can be treated during childhood with Invisalign First. During the final visit of their treatment, we will assess whether the child needs a retainer to maintain their teeth’s position prior to permanent teeth development. We may have them wait until all their permanent teeth are in before prescribing additional treatment.

How long will my child have to wear the aligners?

Our average patient wears aligners between 6 months to a year. We will discuss your child’s treatment time during the consultation appointment, as duration varies from patient to patient.