Helping young smiles grow with Invisalign First

Invisalign First represents the next generation of clear aligners, designed for children whose teeth are still growing. These virtually invisible aligners help straighten teeth effectively. As one of the top 1% of Invisalign kids and teen providers in Europe, your child’s early orthodontic journey is in the safest of hands at our London practice.

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Diamond Apex Invisalign provider

Virtually invisible aligners

Comfortable and removable

6 to 18 months treatment


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Invisalign treatment for children in London

Creating a great smile often involves treating a variety of dental issues early in childhood, many of which occur before all our adult teeth have erupted.

Our specialist orthodontist at Freshdental offer Invisalign First as an early orthodontic treatment. A comfortable, almost-invisible alternative to fixed braces and other dental appliances, designed for children aged 6 to 12 years that helps correct the position of your child’s growing teeth and create room for incoming teeth. Invisalign aligners give your child the freedom to enjoy being a kid on their journey to a beautiful smile.

  • Diamond Apex Invisalign provider

  • Transform 100+ smiles per year 

  • Experienced specialist orthodontist with a particular interest in treating children

  • Advanced technology for precise digital impressions and a comfortable experience for your child

  • Expertise of the head UK clinical trainer

Adam Watkinson

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Meet our specialist orthodontist

With more than 12 years of experience, our lead orthodontic specialist, Dr Steffen Decker, is well-trained in interceptive early treatment in 7-year-olds and upwards, and has completed over 2,700 cases in early orthodontic intervention.

Passionate about invisible treatment options like Invisalign, Dr Steffen’s expertise in these treatments is unrivalled. He teaches and lectures all over the world in the field of orthodontics, and in 2017 he was awarded the world's number 1 lingual Incognito Provider. 

Since 2021 he has belonged to the top 1% of Invisalign Kids & Teen Providers in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, and was awarded the prestigious Diamond Apex Status.

With all these qualifications and years of experience under his belt, you know your child’s orthodontic journey is in the safest and most experienced hands with Dr Steffen.

Dr Steffen Decker

Prevention is the best treatment

Your child’s smile grows with them, making early orthodontic treatment an effective way of ensuring a straight, healthy smile in adulthood. This early, preventative treatment, for children who have a mix of baby and permanent teeth can have a number of advantages.

With the aim of developing young jaws and arches to ensure there is room for existing and new teeth, Invisalign First can fix existing teeth-straightening conditions and stop bite issues getting worse. Improving the appearance of a growing child's smile, early intervention with Invisalign First can also make later treatment shorter and easier.

Invisalign First can help to treat
  • Tooth crowding & spacing

  • Narrow dental arches

  • Overbites & underbites

  • Tooth protrusions often caused by childhood habits like thumb sucking

How Invisalign First works

Invisalign First is a virtually invisible orthodontic treatment specifically for young children.

It involves a series of custom-made trays that gradually expand your child’s jawline. The aligners are designed to fit smaller teeth, with space to accommodate teeth that are growing in for a comfortable yet highly effective orthodontic treatment.

Our skilled orthodontist, Dr Steffen Decker in London is highly experienced in the use of Invisalign First, using the treatment to correct current issues and helping to prevent more serious dental problems occurring in the future.

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1. Clean

Easy to keep good hygiene habits on track with brushing and flossing

2. Play

Comfortable and removable - eat, drink, play and laugh to the fullest

3. Enjoy

Virtually invisible, with no rubbing brackets or wires

Your child’s Invisalign treatment journey

Firstly, we’ll take a digital scan of your child’s teeth using our state of the art digital scanner, which means no messy, uncomfortable dental impressions and ensures an accurate image of their teeth.

You’ll then receive an individual treatment plan video which shows how your child’s final smile will look.

Invisalign technicians will create a series of custom-made aligners from clear plastic, to gradually expand your child’s jawline, with space to accommodate teeth that are growing in.

Your child will wear each set of aligners in the series according to their treatment plan, until the process is complete. Each new aligner is slightly different to the last and progresses the tooth movement to the next step.

To achieve the best results, your child must wear their aligner as much as possible — ideally between 20 to 22 hours each day. Because the aligners are so comfortable, your child can wear them while sleeping.

During the treatment, we’ll see your child for regular checks to ensure that the aligners are working well and treatment is on track. Perfect for busy parents, the Invisalign First treatment process requires far fewer orthodontic appointments than with traditional braces.

Time to smile! During your final visit to Freshdental, your child’s orthodontist will decide if they need a retainer to maintain their teeth’s position prior to permanent teeth development.

Frequently asked questions about Invisalign FIRST at FreshDental

Is Invisalign right for my child?

If you're considering Invisalign First for your child, our highly qualified and experienced specialist orthodontist in London will discuss the best treatment options with you during a free initial consultation. Book their appointment today.

How is Invisalign First different from other Invisalign treatment options?

Invisalign First is specifically designed for young children, distinguishing it from other Invisalign options at Fresh Dental. It uniquely employs dental arch expansion to contour and expand a child's jawline.

How often will my child need to wear their Invisalign aligners?

For optimal results, your child is advised to wear their aligners as prescribed by their orthodontist, typically for at least 22 hours daily. Regular maintenance and orthodontist check-ups are crucial to ensure Invisalign First's effectiveness.

Are there any dietary restrictions with Invisalign First?

Since Invisalign First aligners are removable, your child can remove them while eating and drinking, allowing for a normal diet. However, we advise limiting high-sugar foods and drinks to protect developing teeth.

How long does Invisalign First treatment take to complete?

The length of Invisalign First treatment varies by patient, with the average duration ranging from 6 months to a year. An accurate timeline will be provided by your child's orthodontist during the initial assessment, tailored to your child's specific needs.


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