Are You a Good Candidate for Clear Orthodontics?
If you’ve always dreamt of having a straighter smile, but haven’t wanted to commit to months or potentially years of sporting a shiny set of metal braces, then you’ll be happy to know that there’s a better alternative. Clear orthodontics (Invisalign), could be the perfect way to finally get the smile of your dreams.
Although they aren’t the right solution for everyone, clear aligners can offer many people the best of teeth straightening without having to deal with the downfalls of metal braces. Keep reading to find out if clear orthodontics are right for you.
Are Clear Aligners Right for Me? - 7 Signs You're an Invisalign Candidate
1. You Have Good Oral Health
Serious problems like tooth decay or periodontal disease need to be addressed and resolved before beginning treatment with Invisalign.
2. You Don't Use Tobacco
With clear aligners, tobacco use of any kind will interfere with your treatment.
3. You're Responsible
Clear aligners give you the freedom of taking them off to enjoy meals. Ultimately, their effectiveness depends on the patient’s ability to responsibly wear them for about 22 hours every day.
4. You Don't Have Severe Alignment Issues
Clear aligners can correct tooth gaps, misaligned, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. However, they’re usually only recommended for patients with minor to moderate alignment concerns.
5. Your Teeth Are Fully Developed
A patient’s teeth and jawbone must be fully developed before clear aligners can be used effectively.
6. You Want a Discreet Treatment Option
Wanting straighter teeth without conspicuous orthodontic appliances is the primary reason patients choose clear orthodontics. They’re barely visible when worn and can be taken out for important events like a public speaking commitment or even a first date. As long as you wear them for 20 to (ideally) 22 hours each day, they should work as intended.
7. You Want to Continue Eating Your Favorite Foods
Metal braces require you to give up certain foods, but with clear orthodontics, you can remove them to eat and drink anything you want – as long as you brush your teeth after meals and put your aligners back on.
Find Out If You're a Candidate for Teeth Straightening with Invisalign
If you want a straighter, more confident smile and think that clear orthodontics might be right for you, we welcome you to schedule a teeth straightening consultation with Dr. Mott at Kenmore Smiles Family Dentistry. Dr. Mott will discuss your goals with you and examine your teeth to help you find the best treatment options to help you achieve your dream smile.