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Is Invisalign Right for Me?

Invisalign has firmly established itself as a popular alternative to traditional metal braces for many people. If you need to have your teeth straightened, you should definitely consider this innovative orthodontic solution. However, Invisalign is not for everyone. Let’s take a look at what makes Invisalign superior teeth straightening system for so many people, and explore if Invisalign makes sense for you.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth through the use of custom-crafted plastic aligners that come in a series of sets. Periodically, you’ll be swapping out your aligners for the latest set, allowing you to continually shift your teeth into their proper positions, based upon the treatment plan that you worked out with your dentist. 

Is Invisalign right for me?

To determine if Invisalign is the right choice for you, you’ll need to take into account a number of factors. Invisalign can help treat those with:

  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Gaps and crowded teeth

Some questions to answer before deciding upon Invisalign orthodontic treatment:

Do you have all of your adult teeth?

You must have all of your adult teeth to qualify for Invisalign, as there is no predicting how a child’s adult teeth will eventually emerge.

Do you practice proper oral hygiene?

When wearing Invisalign trays, your mouth must be healthy, and you need to take good care of them to prevent infections or other issues. 

Are you responsible?

Invisalign does most of the work for you, but you must still stick to your treatment plan. For example, Invisalign aligners must be worn most of the day and night. So you’ll be wearing your aligners, in most cases, unless you are eating or cleaning them.

If you neglect wearing your aligners for the proper amount of time, you could fall behind with your treatment timeline or fail to achieve the results that you are looking for.

Do you smoke?

Smokers are not normally good candidates for Invisalign treatment, as the trays can become dirty and stained. This also defeats one of the main advantages of the Invisalign system: its invisibility. The aligners are made from a clear plastic, which makes the treatment virtually undetectable to others.

If you currently smoke, look at Invisalign as a great opportunity to quit and improve your health while you are straightening your teeth.

Your Invisalign Consultation 

To determine if you make a good candidate for Invisalign treatment, you’ll ultimately need to meet with your dentist or orthodontist in a consultation. They can examine your teeth and bite and make the determination if Invisalign treatment is right for you.

At that point, the rest is up to you. By sticking to your treatment plan, you’ll be on track to have your teeth straightened and start enjoying a beautiful, confident smile before you know it. 


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