Invisalign clear aligners is a dental treatment designed to straighten teeth without the use of traditional metal braces. Instead, this method utilizes a series of clear, plastic trays that are digitally designed and customized to fit your teeth.
Unlike metal braces, Invisalign clear aligners can be removed at any point leaving the patient responsible for being compliant and wearing them as instructed. Invisalign has become a well-known treatment option and can be used to correct most alignment issues including gapped teeth, crowded teeth, crossbites, overbites, and underbites. While this treatment has become very popular, patients still often wonder if they are a candidate for it. The reality is that almost every case can be treated with Invisalign, however, in some instances conventional braces can produce a better, and faster result. Your dentist in Reseda will discuss these options with you and in this post, we detail a few ways to determine if Invisalign may be right for you.
1. You Absolutely Don’t Want Metal Braces
This is often the main reason patients choose Invisalign. Conventional braces can be a struggle to wear, especially as you get older. They get in the way of eating and significantly complicate oral hygiene. No matter how hard patients try, food always ends up getting caught under the brackets. Flossing is extremely cumbersome since it needs to be threaded under the brackets, so patients often stop doing it altogether increasing the likelihood of forming cavities. If you’re looking to straighten your teeth and you already have poor oral hygiene habits, then Invisalign might be the best option that doesn’t compromise the long-term health of your teeth.
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2. Professional Appearance is a Major Concern
Most adults are concerned about their appearance for social reasons. Therefore, people working in service-driven professions with frequent customer interactions often cannot cope with the drastic change in appearance from wearing metal braces. While braces can be placed behind the teeth, this option is less than ideal, in which case Invisalign would be preferred treatment option.
3. You’ve Had Braces in the Past
Invisalign is a perfect and predictable treatment option if you’ve already straightened your teeth in the past. Patients often present with crowding after not wearing their retainers as instructed. These cases are usually the best to treat with Invisalign since they require minimal movement to reposition the teeth.
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4. You Have No Problem Being Compliant
Having the ability taken Invisalign aligners in and out places a lot of responsibility on the patient to wear them as instructed. The aligners are to be worn 22 hours a day, and only taken out while eating and drinking anything other than water. For those that lack discipline, not wearing the aligners as instructed can become habitual resulting in treatment delays. Be honest with yourself when deciding whether you can comply with Invisalign’s treatment recommendations. If you know that you won’t wear the aligners as instructed, then it may be better to do conventional braces that you can’t take off.
Book Your Invisalign Consultation Today
Invisalign is a great option for anyone looking to correct teeth alignment. Dr. Nargiz Zadeh and her team are dedicated to providing you with the guidance needed to pick the right treatment option. If you would like more information about Invisalign, we recommend that you get in touch with us today and book your appointment.
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