You may wonder whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign. Read on to understand how Invisalign works and find out if the treatment is suitable for you.
A dazzling smile raises your confidence and makes you feel good about yourself. Unfortunately, not everyone has the smile they want.
Some people struggle with gaps between teeth, crowded or crooked teeth, and bite issues like overbites and underbites. Thankfully, Invisalign can help address these concerns.
If you’re dealing with one or more of these orthodontic issues, you may wonder whether you are a candidate for Invisalign. Read on to understand how Invisalign works and find out if the treatment is suitable for you.
Invisalign is a popular type of orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic aligners to gradually straighten or align teeth. It uses nearly invisible plastic trays that cover your lower and upper teeth and reposition them to the desired location.
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are almost invisible and removable, making them a top choice for people who want to discreetly achieve a straighter and more appealing smile. Aligners also eliminate the cumbersome look and discomfort of wearing traditional wire braces.
Invisalign is a modern orthodontic procedure used to correct various dental issues, including:
By aligning your teeth, Invisalign can help improve the aesthetics of your smile and enhance your overall facial symmetry. Dr. Bridget Sweeney of The Ivory Dental Co. uses 3D technology to design an accustomed set of Invisalign trays that suit your orthodontic needs.
Invisalign treatment is ideal for patients who do not have severe dental complications which might require advanced orthodontic treatments. You are also a good candidate if you’re willing to wear your Invisalign trays as per the instructions and guidelines.
You must also have all your permanent teeth to have Invisalign. Otherwise, you may need further orthodontic treatment before getting Invisalign.
You may not be a good candidate for Invisalign if you have TMJ (temporomandibular) disorder, dental implants, or bridges. Also, if you have eroded or misshapen teeth, Invisalign may not be recommended. Patients with cavities or periodontal disease may be advised to seek restorative treatment before getting Invisalign.
The best way to know if Invisalign is a good fit for you is to get a consultation with Dr. Bridget Sweeney of The Ivory Dental Co. Book an appointment online or call (716)-221-0042 to learn more about our Invisalign treatment and other dentistry services.