Many parents wonder when the right time is to consider orthodontic treatment for their children. Invisalign for kids is a fantastic option, but it’s crucial to determine the optimal age to start. Early intervention can address orthodontic issues when they’re easier to correct, potentially reducing the need for more extensive treatment later on.


The ideal age to start Invisalign treatment for children can vary depending on their unique dental development. However, a common starting point is around the age of 7 to 10 years old. At this stage, children typically have a mix of baby teeth and permanent teeth, and orthodontists can evaluate their oral health and detect any early signs of misalignment or bite issues.

Signs Your Child May Benefit from Invisalign:

  1. Crowding: If your child’s teeth are crowded or overlapping, early intervention can help create space for permanent teeth to come in properly.
  2. Spacing: Gaps between teeth can also be addressed with Invisalign, ensuring that there’s enough room for adult teeth to erupt correctly.
  3. Bite Problems: Issues like overbites, underbites, or crossbites can often be corrected more effectively when identified early.
  4. Thumb Sucking or Other Habits: Persistent thumb sucking or tongue thrusting can impact dental development. Invisalign can help mitigate these effects.


For teenagers who are ready for orthodontic treatment, Invisalign Teen is specifically designed to accommodate their changing mouths. Invisalign Teen aligners come with compliance indicators to ensure they’re wearing their aligners as instructed. Plus, they can still enjoy the flexibility and comfort of Invisalign while addressing their orthodontic needs.

Determining the right age and timing for your child’s Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation with our experienced orthodontist, Dr. Ronald Maddox. During this consultation, Dr. Maddox will evaluate your child’s oral health, discuss your treatment goals, and create a personalized plan tailored to their needs.

To learn more or schedule a consultation, please contact:

Ashley M
Officer Manager/Invisalign Consult


Unbraced is proud to be one of ten national providers tabbed as an Invisalign Studio, and is the closest elite provider in your neighborhood. Walk-in, get your scan and have a consultation with ease with Dr. Ron Maddox and his experienced team of Invisalign specialists. All ages welcome. Affordable financing offered and insurance accepted, too.