Want the convenience, comfort, and discretion that Invisalign provides when realigning your teeth? Many people do! These clear aligners have revolutionized orthodontic treatment, offering a more flexible and aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional braces. However, it's essential to understand that Invisalign isn't suitable for everyone.
Check out the four common things a St. Clair Shores dentist will look at to determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign:
The Invisalign you can access today has never been more effective at improving a person’s smile. The clear aligners follow a precise plan based on a scan of your teeth, and attachments like buttons and elastics can help people with more difficult alignment problems get them.
However, that still doesn’t mean Invisalign can treat all cases of misalignment or unhealthy bites. Usually, Invisalign won’t be a good option for you if you have:
Invisalign isn’t a good solution for kids and teens because their bones are still developing, so a dentist will likely recommend waiting a bit.
Moreover, Invisalign has some strict requirements that younger patients tend to overlook, leading to failed treatments.
If you’re currently dealing with other oral health issues like cavities or gum disease, you can still get Invisalign, but not yet.
Your dentist will recommend treatment for these problems first to make sure these conditions don’t interfere with your trays in any way. Depending on your specific situation, you may need to postpone Invisalign for a few weeks, maybe even longer.
Invisalign is not the right solution for you if you cannot fully commit to your treatment. Failing to follow your dentist’s instructions can lead to several issues down the line, from a higher risk for dental damage to poor Invisalign results.
Some of the things you’ll need to commit to include:
If you’ve read this article and believe you meet all the criteria, let Dr. Carly Cassleman confirm it and set you on your way to getting your smile fixed through Invisalign!