Many of our patients visit our office looking for solutions to straighten their smiles. In the past, pursuing orthodontic services have earned a bad reputation because of the many inconveniences associated with traditional braces. Fortunately, our office is able to provide Invisalign to our patients to help them achieve their dream smiles while avoiding those inconveniences. If you are considering this treatment option, here are three good signs that Invisalign is right for you:
You are looking for a discreet alternative to traditional braces.
Traditional braces are often associated with metal brackets and wires that are firmly attached to your teeth surfaces for the duration of your treatment. However, with Invisalign, these metallic aesthetics are no longer necessary. Invisalign is a clear aligners system that fit snuggly over your teeth, similar to a retainer. The aligners are completely see-through, meaning no one will notice that you are undergoing treatment unless you remove the aligners in front of them. Over time, as you cycle through aligners, they will place small amounts of pressure on your teeth and encourage them to shift into a straighter position. By the end of your treatment, you will have achieved the same desired result without the need for metal brackets and wires.
You are willing to hold yourself accountable for wearing the aligners.
Perhaps one positive to traditional braces is that you do not have to remember to wear them. Because the brackets and wires are firmly attached to your teeth surfaces, you are unable to remove traditional braces while undergoing treatment. With Invisalign, patients enjoy the many benefits that come with having removable aligners. These benefits include no necessary dietary restrictions or additional oral hygiene challenges while undergoing treatment. However, with removability comes responsibility. You need to be willing to hold yourself accountable for wearing the aligners on average of 20-22 hours a day in order for your treatment plan to work as intended.
You are in good overall dental health.
In order to pursue Invisalign treatment, your dentist must first determine if your dental structures are strong enough to undergo mild to moderate orthodontic treatment. While Invisalign can help resolve many issues with your smile including overbite, underbite, crossbite, and crooked teeth, there are some orthodontic concerns that may require more extensive treatment. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Auster. During your consultation, we will discuss your aesthetic goals, evaluate your smile, and recommend the best solutions for your smile. Please schedule an appointment online, and we look forward to seeing you soon.