Invisalign First® in Nevada
It’s hard to believe that just one year ago, my lovely granddaughter Ashlynn became my first patient for Invisalign First in Nevada. Ashlynn lives in Austin, Texas and I knew that treatment for her bite problem was going to be difficult with traditional braces. Bonding is a palatal expander and having her Mom turn the key on the ‘Mouse Trap” was not going to score any Grampa Points. Invisalign had just launched a new design for Aligners that are made specifically to fit over both baby teeth and permanent teeth with the ability to expand the arches without the need for the bulky and difficult expanders of the past. They call it Invisalign First and I can now treat my younger patients, age 7-9, with a kinder and gentler approach to making room for crowded teeth and fixing bites.
Treating Young Patients
Ashlynn had an underbite that she inherited from her Dad, I noticed it from the time she was three years old and always had a plan on how to create a beautiful smile for her. Thousands of young patients have been treated by me with varying orthodontic devices to correct serious bite problems over my 37 years of practice and I’ve always worked to find a way to make it more tolerable. Progress was always slow but relentless. I have been to every Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Association of Orthodontists, save one since I was a resident. I was always searching for that new approach that would make our treatment more comfortable and still get excellent results.
One Happy Patient
When Align Technologies announced Invisalign First, I knew Ashlynn would be patient number one for me. She was a bit disappointed about not having braces because she thought the colors were cool. I showed her that we could put a sticker on the Aligners and she felt that was even better because she changes to a new one each week. One year later, her treatment has gone very well. Her underbite is completely corrected and her smile is so wide and bright she lights up a room when she enters.
The Benefits of Early Treatment
I did this with the help of a wonderful colleague in Austin, TX and a very cooperative patient who now has the greatest confidence in her smile. I am a big proponent of Early Phase 1 Treatment where it is appropriate and necessary. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends a child’s first evaluation by age seven. If I find something that should be addressed now I will explain the reasons for early treatment and they have to make sense to the parents and the patient. Most times we have our young patients come back in 6 or 9 months for a growth evaluation. There is no cost for this valuable consultation where I evaluate facial growth, tooth eruption, and airway concerns. I look forward to meeting with you soon.
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