At Neo Smiles Dental Studio, your trusted orthodontist clinic chain in Singapore, we’re here to guide you through the incredible world of Invisalign First, a cutting-edge orthodontic treatment designed exclusively for children aged 7 to 11.  Discover why Invisalign First is the perfect choice for your child’s smile transformation and how our experienced orthodontists make all the difference.

As a child grows, their smile grows with them. And even with baby teeth, it may be time for children aged 6 to 10 to start orthodontic treatment. This is known as Phase 1 treatment.

At this stage, doctors can see issues that may need early treatment to address a developing problem.

  • Phase 1 treatment for growing children with a mix of baby and permanent teeth.*
  • Phase 2 treatment for pre-teens and teens when most or all permanent teeth have erupted.

The goal of Phase 1 treatment is to develop young jaws and/or arches to make room for existing teeth and for incoming permanent teeth

  • Can prevent pre-existing bite issues from getting worse
  • Can fix existing teeth-straightening conditions
  • Can improve the appearance of a growing child’s smile
  • Can make Phase 2 treatment shorter and easier

Why Invisalign First for Kids?

We’re passionate about helping your child achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. Here’s why we believe Invisalign First is often a superior choice compared to traditional braces:

- Personalised Treatment:

  • Invisalign First offers a highly personalised treatment plan tailored to your child’s unique needs. It is designed to address a wide range of orthodontic issues while being gentle on your child’s growing smile.

- Enhanced Comfort:

Invisalign aligners are smooth and comfortable to wear. They are devoid of sharp wires and brackets, eliminating the risk of irritation and discomfort, commonly associated with braces.

- Improved Oral Hygiene:

Invisalign aligners are removable, making it easier for your child to maintain excellent oral hygiene. Unlike braces, there are no tricky spaces or wires to navigate while brushing and flossing.

- Discreet Appearance:

The clear aligners are nearly invisible, allowing your child to feel confident during their treatment without the noticeable appearance of traditional braces.

- Early Intervention:

Invisalign First is specially designed for children aged 7 to 11, which is often the ideal age for early orthodontic intervention. Early treatment can help prevent more complex issues in the future.

- Fewer Office Visits:

Invisalign First treatment plans typically require fewer orthodontic appointments compared to traditional braces, providing convenience for parents and children alike.

The Invisalign First Journey: Steps for Kids Aged 7 to 11

Step 1: Comprehensive Consultation

The journey begins with a thorough consultation at Neo Smiles Dental Studio. Our experienced orthodontists will assess your child’s oral health and discuss their specific needs. We’ll determine if Invisalign First is the best choice for your child.

Step 2: Customised Treatment Plan & X-rays

If Invisalign First is deemed suitable, our orthodontists will create a customised treatment plan tailored to your child’s unique requirements. This plan outlines the expected duration of treatment and the projected results.  Two X-rays will also be taken to see your child’s changing dentition.

Step 3: Precise Digital Scanning

We utilise 3D intra-oral cameras (iTero & 3Shape Digital Scanners) to create a 3D digital model of your child’s teeth. This ensures the aligners are custom-fabricated to provide precise and effective treatment.

Step 4: Aligner Fabrication

Based on the 3D model, a series of clear aligners will be meticulously crafted for your child. These aligners will gently guide your child’s teeth into their desired positions over time.


Step 5: Commencing Treatment

Your child will begin wearing the aligners as prescribed by our orthodontists. Regular check-up appointments will be scheduled at Neo Smiles Dental Studio to monitor their progress and make any necessary adjustments.

Step 6: Monitoring and Adjustments

Our experienced orthodontists will closely monitor your child’s progress throughout their treatment. If any adjustments are required, we’ll make them to ensure the treatment stays on course.

Step 7: Completion of Treatment

Upon successfully completing the treatment plan, your child will unveil a radiant and confident smile. To maintain these results, our orthodontists may recommend a retainer.

Why Choose an Orthodontist for Invisalign Treatment?

At Neo Smiles Dental Studio, our orthodontists specialise in Invisalign treatment. While general dentists may offer Invisalign, orthodontists have additional years of specialised training and expertise in diagnosing and treating complex orthodontic issues. Choosing an orthodontist ensures that your child receives the highest level of care, precise treatment planning, and expertise throughout their Invisalign journey.

Top Questions from Parents about Invisalign First

Is Invisalign First suitable for my child's age (7 to 11)?

Absolutely! Invisalign First is designed specifically for children within this age range, offering an ideal opportunity for early intervention.

How do Invisalign aligners compare to traditional braces in terms of comfort?

Invisalign aligners are often more comfortable as they lack sharp wires and brackets, reducing irritation and discomfort.

Can my child eat normally with Invisalign aligners?

Yes, your child can remove the aligners for meals, allowing them to enjoy their favourite foods without restrictions.

How long does Invisalign First treatment typically take?

Treatment duration varies depending on your child's unique needs, but early intervention often leads to shorter overall treatment times.

Will my child need frequent orthodontic visits?

Invisalign First treatment plans at Neo Smiles Dental Studio often require fewer appointments compared to traditional braces, providing added convenience.

Will Invisalign First affect my child's self-confidence?

Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, boosting your child's self-esteem as they won't have to worry about the visibility of braces.

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