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Is Invisalign Right For You?

Misalignment can mean more than just an uneven smile. You can also experience poor oral health as a result of alignment issues since proper brushing and flossing becomes difficult. Fortunately, we have orthodontic treatments to correct your smile. Is the Invisalign system right for you? What factors decide if clear aligners are the right choice?

Try Our Invisalign Quiz

  1. True or False: We take age into account.
  2. True or False: The severity of your misalignment can impact candidacy.
  3. True or False: The clear aligners can fix smiles in about a year.
  4. True or False: There are multiple benefits to removable braces.

Answer Key

  1. True. We recommend clear aligners for patients aged 16 and over. This is because for the treatment to work, the jaw needs to have stopped developing.
  2. True. We will also carefully examine your teeth and jaw. Severe misalignment may be best addressed with traditional metal orthodontics. More minor cases of misalignment can often be corrected with Invisalign. We will look at your smile to decide which option works best.
  3. True. Patients wear the aligners every day for between 20 and 23 hours. The teeth are then repositioned over the course of a year. Teens may require up to 18 months. The exact amount of time you will need to wear the aligners will depend in the severity of your misalignment.
  4. True. First, they are barely noticeable. In addition, the aligners are custom-made from plastic for a comfortable fit. Patients rarely report the gum and cheek irritation often encountered with metal braces. The removable aspect of them means you don’t have to change how you eat and that brushing and flossing is easier. If you have any questions about Invisalign, then contact our office today.