Invisalign for developing children.
Invisalign First – What is it?
Invisalign First is a specially designed orthodontic system by Align Technologies that’s catered towards helping children improve their smiles as they grow.
Generally, young children between the age of 6 to 10 year of age are ideal patients for orthodontic treatment. Younger children are ideal candidates due their ‘growing’ phase, which allows dentists to fully utilise in order to straighten a child’s teeth and mitigate potential dental issues before they cause more serious oral health issues in the future.
Through the use of Invisalign First, children will be able to enjoy an active lifestyle with little to no disruptions while undergoing their orthodontic treatment.
In case you have any queries and about Invisalign First, please feel free to give us a call.
Invisalign First allows dentists to intercept potential orthodontic issues in younger patients, mitigating these problems from escalating into more serious oral health issues in the future.
The Invisalign First Journey
Is my child suitable for Invisalign First?
Invisalign First is designed for children between the ages of 6 – 10 years old. Moreover, another requirement for Invisalign First would be early mixed dentition (i.e. a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth).
In order to find out if your child is an ideal candidate for Invisalign First treatment, please book an appointment to consult with one of our Invisalign accredited dentists.
What kind of problems can Invisalign First fix?
Generally, Invisalign First can address some basic and common types of malocclusion which prevalent in younger children such as:
- Arch expansion – increases the space in the mouth to reduce crowding of teeth
- Tooth protrusions
- Misaligned Teeth
Why Invisalign First?
Mitigates Existing Bite Issues
Invisalign First addresses any existing bite issues affecting the child. Moreover, the system help mitigate these issues before they escalate into more severe forms of malocclusion in the future.
Bites issues such as underbite and crossbite are easier to correct are easier to correct in young children as bones in the face are still developing, which allows teeth and the jaw to be moved more easily.
Healthier Gums & Teeth
Proper brushing and flossing of teeth can be quite difficult to achieve when a child is suffering from misaligned or crowded teeth, which can potentially result in poor oral health or even childhood caries.
As such, Invisalign First address this issue by making it easier for younger kids to brush and floss their teeth.
Misaligned teeth and drastically affect the appearance of young children. As such, Invisalign First provides parents with a solution that address the appearance of their children.
Additionally, this may also help improve the child’s confidence by helping him/her avoid being teased for his/her misalign or crooked teeth.
Benefits Invisalign First
Invisalign clear aligners are made from a proprietary plastic material called SmartTrack.
SmartTrack is unique to Invisalign, this allows Invisalign clear aligners to be softer and generally more comfortable when compared to other clear aligner brands, or conventional braces.
Virtually Invisible & Aesthetic
The SmartTrack material is fully transparent which allows Invisalign clear aligners to be virtually invisible in appearance.
Providing patients with a highly discrete and aesthetic solution when it comes to straightening their teeth.
Essentially, no one will even notice that your child is having their teeth straightened.
Reduced Dental Visits
Most patients undergoing their orthodontic treatment with invisalign can enjoy reduced visits to the dentist.
Patients will only need to come in for a dental checkup once every 6-8 weeks when on Invisalign.
Whereas patients undergoing their treatment using conventional braces will need to visit the dentist once every 4 weeks.
With Invisalign, children will not need to worry about any restriction or interferences when it comes to their diet, sports or physical activities.
Through Invisalign, your child will be able to continue enjoying their childhood and live a hassle-free lifestyle.
Easy Maintenance of Oral Health
Invisalign allow patients to brush and floss without much hassle, as compared to patients undergoing treatment through braces.
Inadvertently allowing patients to better maintain their oral health whilst undergoing their Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign First Treatment Process
During the initial consultation, our dentist will analyse the current oral condition of your child to access his/her suitability of Invisalign First treatment.
Dental records will be taken during this visit as well, which includes;
- X-rays of teeth and jaws
- Photos of facial profile and smile
- Intraoral digital scan of your child’s teeth
A treatment plan will be prepared by the dentist based on the oral analysis and dental records taken.
After the a proposed treatment plan has been prepared b our dentist.
You’ll be called in for a second consultation, where we’ll present and discuss all aspects of your child’s proposed treatment as well as show you a simulation of how your child’s smile will look like after completing Invisalign First treatment through the iTero Digital Intraoral Scanner.
During this phase, you’ll be able to ask the dentist any questions or concerns that you may have before we send the treatment plan to Invisalign for the fabrication of aligners.
Upon your confirmation of the Clincheck treatment plan.
We’ll submit the treatment plan to Align Technologies, where the Invisalign clear aligners will be manufactured at the production facility in Mexico.
After the aligners have been fabricated and inspected by the team at Align Technologies, they’ll be shipped over to our clinics in Singapore.
This process usually takes about to weeks from the date that we submit your treatment plan.
Aligner Fitting & Collection
After we’ve received the aligners, we’ll schedule you and you child in for a third appointment where we’ll check the fit of the aligners before issuing them out to you.
During this visit, we’ll teach and your child how to properly wear and maintain your aligners for an effective and successful Invisalign First treatment.
Invisalign First Journey
Your child will be scheduled in for regular follow-up appointments once every 6 – 8 weeks. During each visit, our dentist will track and monitor your child’s progress on the Invisalign First system and issue your more Invisalign aligners.
Additionally, some patients can opt for Dental Monitoring to enhance the Invisalign experience by reducing the amount of follow-up appointments by allowing our dentists to remotely track your child’s progress with Invisalign First.
At the end of your child’s Invisalign First treatment, we’ll take another intraoral scan of your child’s teeth in order to fabricate a set of clear plastic Vivera retainers to hold the teeth in its final position.
Regular retainer wear is of paramount importance as it ensures that as your child grows, the position of his/her teeth is properly maintained. This prevents a relapse from occurring.
Why Invisalign First @ NoFrills Dental
Invisalign Diamond 2020
NoFrills Dental has been awarded the Invisalign Diamond Provider status for the year 2020.
Our dentists have extensive experience in Invisalign and are well equipped to handle all kinds of orthodontic treatments.
Intraoral Scan + Simulation
During your initial Invisalign consult, we provide patients with an intra-oral scan using the iTero Element 2, a 3D intraoral scanner.
Wondering how your NEW SMILE would look like after Invisalign Treatment? See your new smile even before you start treatment. Get a 3D Interactive Image of your teeth at NoFrills Dental.
Experienced Invisalign Providers
Our dentists at NoFrills Dental have extensive experience with Invisalign.
During your initial Invisalign consult, they’ll assess your suitability for Invisalign Treatment and answer all questions that you may have about Invisalign Treatment.
Invisalign Diamond 2020
NoFrills Dental has been awarded the Invisalign Diamond Provider status for the year 2020. Our dentists have extensive experience in Invisalign and are well equipped to handle all kinds of orthodontic treatments.
Intraoral Scan + Simulation
During your initial Invisalign consult, we provide patients with an intra-oral scan using the iTero Element 2, a 3D intra-oral scanner. Wondering how your NEW SMILE would look like after Invisalign Treatment? See your new smile even before you start treatment. Get a 3D Interactive Image of your teeth at NoFrills Dental.
Experienced Invisalign Providers
Our dentists at NoFrills Dental have extensive experience with Invisalign. During your initial Invisalign consult, they’ll assess your suitability for Invisalign Treatment and answer all questions that you may have about Invisalign Treatment.
Cost of Invisalign First in Singapore
Generally, the cost of Invisalign First treatment in Singapore costs between $4,000 – $5,500 (before GST), depending on the complexity of the case.
Our Invisalign accredited dentists will advice you on the total cost of your child’s treatment during the initial consultation after conducting a thorough oral analysis and suitability assessment.
We have a separate article that provides a detailed breakdown of the costs involved with Invisalign First treatment in Singapore.
At NoFrills Dental, we breakdown the entire cost of Invisalign First into a number of tranches, as detailed in the table below.
Moreover, flexible payment plans are also available to patients.
Contact us to learn more about our payment plans.
Cost of Invisalign First Treatment:
$4000 – $5500
(Confirmation of Treatment Plan)
(Issuing of First Set of Aligners)
|Balance Paid via Monthly Instalments||$300 – $500|
FAQs About Invisalign First
Here are some of the commonly asked questions that our Invisalign accredited dentists get from patients.
Is Invisalign First safe for children?
Invisalign First clear aligners are FDA approved, made from BPA-free plastics and are completely safe for both children and adults.
Moreover, the treatment plans are created and curated by our team of experienced Invisalign accredited dentists in Singapore who will be monitoring the progress of your child’s Invisalign First treatment every step of the way.
How long does the entire Invisalign First treatment take?
Generally, the entire Invisalign First treatment will usually take between 6 to 18 months. Treatment time can vary from patient to patient depending on the complexity of your child’s case.
Is it mandatory for my child to proceed with normal Invisalign treatment after completing Invisalign First treatment?
This is highly dependant on the complexity of the case. Some patients may require undergoing phase 2 treatments with Invisalign after completing their Invisalign First treatments.
Your child’s dentist will be able to better address this question after analysing the oral condition of your child.
Typically, this will all be stated during the treatment planning phase.
What's the difference between Invisalign and Invisalign First?
Invisalign First is designed towards addressing the need of developing children under 10 years of age. Whilst Invisalign is designed for teens and adults who have had most if not all of their adult teeth erupted already.
How long should my child wear his/her aligners for every single day?
Good patient compliance when it comes to aligner wear will determine the success of any Invisalign treatment as the treatment only works if the patient is properly wearing his/her Invisalign aligners for the right amount of hours every single day, as instructed by the dentist.
Having said this, most patients will need to wear their Invisalign aligners for 20-22 hours a day throughout the Invisalign treatment.
These aligners are only to be removed when eating, flossing or brushing.
How do I ensure that my child is wearing their aligners
Parents who are concerned about their child’s compliance when it comes to wearing their aligners can be assured that Invisalign has set measures in place to track and monitor patient compliance.
For example, a small blue dot on every Invisalign First aligner will help indicate if the child is wearing the aligners for adequate number of hours every single day.
Moreover, parent may also opt to get their child onboard with Dental Monitoring, which will allow our dentist to track the progress of your childs’ Invisalign First treatment remotely, ensuring that teeth are moving the way that they need to move, at every step of the Invisalign First treatment.
What happens if my child loses or breaks an aligner?
In the case of a missing or damaged aligner, you should get in touch with us as soon as possible, preferably on the same day.
Our dentists will advice you on the next steps to take depending on your child’s case.
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