Am I a Proper Candidate for Invisalign Clear Aligners?
For many people, a straight smile equals a beautiful smile. But did you know a perfectly aligned smile is also healthier? Misaligned, crowded, and gapped teeth create a teeth-cleaning challenge. Helping a couple of out-of-alignment teeth can go a long way in promoting good oral hygiene.
Straight smiles aren’t just for kids and teens. Adults also need straight teeth, and it’s never too late to discuss your orthodontic treatment options.
One popular teeth straightening system at Tansley Woods Dentistry in Burlington, Ontario, is the Invisalign treatment. This orthodontic treatment uses transparent, removable aligners to move teeth — no room for obtrusive and uncomfortable metal brackets and wires!
Actual Patients Before and After Results
Perfect candidates for Invisalign
Although Invisalign can address numerous orthodontic issues, not everyone is a candidate. While only an Invisalign-certified dentist can determine your suitability for Invisalign, certain factors can help determine your candidacy.
- Age: Many dentists and orthodontists recommend Invisalign after all permanent teeth have erupted and the jaws are fully grown. So, Invisalign is a good treatment for teens and adults whose oral structures have matured
- Good oral health: You can’t benefit from Invisalign if you have cavities, gum disease, and other dental issues. These problems must be resolved first before starting Invisalign treatment. Also, you must commit to good oral hygiene to keep your mouth clean and healthy
- Compliance with usage: Invisalign aligners will only work when in your mouth. While clear braces are removable, you must wear them for about 20-22 hours daily, only removing them when eating or cleaning teeth. Commitment to wearing your aligners as directed by the dentist ensures your treatment delivers your perfect smile within the predicted timeline
- Mild to moderate orthodontic issues: Invisalign treatment has been refined over the years to handle numerous orthodontic problems, including bite issues and overcrowded and gapped teeth. However, this teeth straightening system may not be ideal for specific issues, including severe root rotation, extrusion, and intrusion. In such cases, traditional braces are preferable, and sometimes surgery
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