Transform Your Child's Smile with Invisalign for Kids

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Invisalign for Kids: The Smile Solution for Growing Teeth

At Smiles Orthodontics, we understand the importance of a confident smile for children, which is why we offer Invisalign aligners for kids. This innovative orthodontic treatment uses clear aligners instead of traditional metal braces, providing parents with a comfortable and discreet solution for straightening your child’s teeth.

Correct Early Dental Problems with

Invisalign First Clear Aligners

Invisalign First is specifically designed for children with growing teeth, addressing dental issues such as tooth crowding, spacing, and narrow dental arches.

Invisalign First clear aligner treatment is designed to correct developing malocclusions in primary or decidual teeth in children. Allowing their smiles to grow with them.

And even with baby teeth, it may be the perfect time for children ages 6 to 10 to start orthodontic treatment.

Dr. Mackenzie at Smiles Orthodontics has done thousands of treatments on young kids.

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The Minimum Age for Invisalign Treatment: Is Your Child a Candidate?

Early Intervention for Lifelong Healthy Smiles

By starting Invisalign early, our team can address potential dental concerns before they become more complex, guiding your kid’s teeth into proper positions and ensuring a beautiful smile for years to come.

The minimum age for Invisalign treatment varies, but it’s typically recommended for children above the age of six. Our skilled orthodontists at Smiles Orthodontics will assess your child’s teeth and determine the most suitable treatment option.

Kids Prefer Invisalign​

Kids prefer to get Invisalign. These custom-made Invisalign aligners gently shift your child’s teeth into the desired position without causing discomfort or irritation.

Plus, the aligners are removable, making it easy for your child to maintain proper oral hygiene and enjoy their favourite foods without restrictions.

The Advantages of Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign clear aligners offer numerous benefits over regular braces alone, including:

  • Enhanced comfort due to the absence of metal brackets and wires
  • Easier oral hygiene maintenance
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Fewer orthodontic appointments

Invisalign or Traditional Metal Braces
What's Best for Kids?

In most cases parents choose Invisalign for their kids when it is possible. It’s a modern alternative to metal or ceramic braces. While Invisalign provides many advantages, it’s essential to consult with our experienced orthodontists at Smiles Orthodontics to determine the best treatment for your child. Factors such as your child’s age, specific dental case type, and lifestyle will influence the most appropriate orthodontic solution.


Invisalign aligners allow kids to undergo orthodontic treatment without the stigma that can come with metal braces. Invisalign aligners are clear and virtually invisible.


Invisalign is smooth and custom-fitted, ensuring minimal discomfort. In contrast, metal braces can cause irritation to the cheeks and lips, especially during the initial adjustment period.

Oral Hygiene

Invisalign trays are removable, allowing your child to brush and floss their teeth easily. With metal braces, maintaining oral hygiene can be more challenging due to the brackets and wires.

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Transform Your Child's Smile with Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign treatment offers a practical solution for straightening your child’s teeth, using a series of custom-made, clear aligners that apply gentle pressure to gradually shift their teeth into the desired position.

With Invisalign, your child can achieve a straight, healthy smile with less discomfort and minimal disruption to their daily routine, making it an appealing orthodontic option for busy families.

A Personalized Treatment Plan for Optimal Results

Our team at Smiles Orthodontics will create a custom treatment plan for your child, using advanced technology like digital impressions to ensure precise and accurate aligner fitting.

Each Invisalign tray is worn for approximately one or two weeks before being replaced with the next set in the sequence. Invisalign aligners can be taken out easily, allowing your child to keep up with good oral hygiene practices and enjoy their favourite foods without restrictions.

Moreover, the treatment process involves fewer office visits compared to traditional braces, saving you time and effort. Dr. Mackenzie is a top Orthodontist in North Vancouver.

Welcome to Smiles Orthodontics!

Proudly serving North Vancouver and the Lower Mainland

Smiles Orthodontics is your neighbourhood Invisalign provider! We work with you through in-person or virtual consultations to customize your Invisalign treatment needs. Our process is easy, convenient,  economical, and creates incredible results.

Dr. MacKenzie is a Diamond Invisalign provider in North Vancouver. The “Diamond” Invisalign designation is reserved for the top 1% most experienced orthodontists in North America.

More About Invisalign for Kids at Smiles Orthodontics

Has your child had their first orthodontic visit yet?⁠ Early intervention, by age 8, is the best way to correct smiles while your kids grow. 

Some children do not need treatment at this age, but we offer complimentary consultations for your little ones and will put them on a recall list and contact you to bring them back in when they are ready for treatment! 

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Invisalign Cost For Kids

Smile Refresh

$ 5,499
  • Expected treatment length: 3-6 months
  • Minor realignment of front teeth

Smile Enhancement

$ 6,999
  • Expected treatment length: 6–10 months
  • Moderate realignment & small bite changes

Smile Makeover

$ 7,999
  • Expected treatment length: 10–18 months
  • Complete orthodontic treatment

Complex Makeover

$ 8,999
  • Expected treatment length: 18+ months
  • Extreme realignment & bite changes

Top 1% Invisalign Provider

Child Friendly

Located in North Vancouver

Meet Your Team at Smiles Orthodontics

Certified Specialist (Orthodontics)​

Dr. Liliya Nikolcheva Mackenzie

Certified Specialist (Orthodontics)

Dr MacKenzie has a practice limited to Orthodontics. She received her Orthodontic certification from the University of Rochester and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. She has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree from Mount Allison University and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from McGill University. Dr. Liliya is an Invisalign Top 1% Diamond Plus Provider and a Speaker for Align Technology. She’s passionate about teaching Invisalign techniques to Dentists and Orthodontists.

Dr. MacKenzie is a member of the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, the Canadian Dental Association and the British Columbia Dental Society.

Dr. Verena Lam​, General Dentist​

Dr. Verena Lam

General Dentist

Dr. Verena Lam graduated with honours from McGill Dentistry after obtaining her Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from the University of Western Ontario. Having grown up in Ontario, she has practiced dentistry in Ontario and Alberta before making British Columbia home with her family. She has a keen eye for dental esthetics and a passion for the cosmetic and functional balance of Invisalign and dentistry. Dr. Lam is deeply interested in Clear Aligner Treatment and has been a certified Invisalign provider since 2009.

Dr. Lam is a member of the Canadian Dental Association and the British Columbia Dental Society.

On a personal side, when she is not working or busy taking care of her two children, she enjoys indoor cycling, yoga, cooking and travelling.

We strive to work with you to provide you with the best knowledge to understand your oral health and to provide comprehensive care at the highest standards, because Your Smile Matters to us!

Our Patients Love Us!

We are so thankful to have such amazing patients

Start Your Smile Makeover Today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Invisalign for kids cost?

The cost of Invisalign depends on the complexity of the treatment and the number of aligners required. Our team at Smiles Orthodontics will provide a detailed estimate during your free no-obligation initial consultation.

Is Invisalign good for kids?

Invisalign is an excellent option for many children, as it offers a comfortable, discreet, and effective way to straighten their teeth. The suitability of Invisalign for your child depends on their unique dental needs and orthodontic issues. Our experienced orthodontists & Invisalign technicians at Smiles Orthodontics will assess your child’s teeth to determine the best treatment option.

How long does Invisalign treatment for kids take?

The duration of Invisalign treatment for kids varies depending on the complexity of the case and the child’s compliance with wearing the aligners as prescribed. On average for most kids, Invisalign treatment takes approximately 12 to 18 months, but some cases may require more or less time.

Can kids play sports while wearing Invisalign?

Yes, children can participate in sports and other physical activities while undergoing Invisalign treatment. The aligners can be taken out easily, allowing your child to wear a mouthguard during sports without any discomfort or interference from their treatment.

Invisalign offers an innovative and effective solution to traditional braces. At Smiles Orthodontics, our team of experienced orthodontists is dedicated to providing your child with the best possible care, ensuring a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our Invisalign services for kids.