Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?

Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?

Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?

Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?

Millions of people who require orthodontic treatment opt for Invisalign instead of traditional braces. Clear aligners help improve the smile without all the metalwork associated with conventional braces. If you have alignment problems or issues with your smile, you can get straight teeth conveniently and discreetly. There are good reasons why many people choose the aligners. 


Previously Straightened Teeth Have Shifted


If you have crooked teeth, you can benefit from Invisalign. If you wore braces in childhood and failed to wear retainers, your teeth may have returned to their default position. As the teeth move gradually to their crooked state, it can affect your smile.


Fortunately, Invisalign can return your teeth to their perfect position quickly and easily. They are the best devices to tune up past orthodontic treatment. 


You Cover Your Mouth When Smiling


Do you find yourself covering your mouth when smiling or having a closed-mouth smile? If so, you may be a candidate for Invisalign. If you hate your smile, teeth straightening can help. Clear aligners can help if one or several teeth are out of place. The aligners can improve your smile, helping boost your confidence. 


You Require Alignment in Adulthood 


Metal braces are usually associated with teenagers. Most adults do not want to walk around with a mouth full of wires and brackets. If you have a job that requires constant communication, traditional braces can make you self-conscious and unable to interact effectively. Invisalign aligners are ideal for adults who want convenient and discreet teeth alignment. 


You Have Slight Misalignment or Bite Issues 


While Invisalign treatment works for most patients, it is not ideal for patients with severe alignment or bite issues. Severe alignment issues often require metal braces. Your dentist will help determine if you can benefit from the clear aligners. Invisible braces are perfect for individuals with mild dental concerns. 


Do You Want Alignment Without the Metal?


Metal braces are effective for straightening crooked teeth but can be inconvenient. They usually feel chunky in the mouth, and they can be painful. Some people experience bleeding and snagging with the wire braces. Metal braces restrict eating habits and make it difficult to clean the teeth. If you have had issues with metal braces, you can try Invisalign. 


You Must Be Committed to Treatment


To get the desired results from Invisalign, you must follow the doctor’s instructions. Maintain discipline to ensure you wear and care for the aligners as instructed. Wearing the aligners for 20 to 22 hours daily is essential for the best results. It is also crucial to remove the aligners when eating or drinking and to clean them as instructed. Good candidacy requires self-discipline.  


If you decide to get Invisalign, you must be prepared to wear the aligners for the specified time. The trays need changing every week or after two weeks. The treatment can take anywhere from three months to 12 months, depending on the severity of the dental condition. You should be prepared for lifestyle changes that involve wearing invisible aligners. 


For more on whether you are a candidate for Invisalign, visit SA Dental at our Santa Ana, California office. Call (714) 852-3140 to schedule an appointment today.

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