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Who Is A Candidate For Invisalign?

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Who Is A Candidate For Invisalign?

clear_aligners_invisalignDental braces are devices used to align and straighten teeth. It positions the teeth in regard to a person’s bite. It also aims to improve a person’s dental health. Braces works but some people are hesitant to get braces because it uses bands, wires and other fixed appliances that can be seen directly. We want to fix our crooked teeth or improve our dental health but in a more discreet way if possible. Invisalign dental aligners allow you to do just that.

Invisalign is perfect for candidates that have uneven gaps between your teeth, mild overbite or underbite, has crooked teeth or a bit of tooth overcrowding. But not everyone is a good candidate for Invisalign. Those people with severe orthodontic concerns are discouraged to use Invisalign.  So, who is a candidate for Invisalign? The questions below will help you determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign.

 

Do you need to have your teeth realigned?

If your answer to this question is yes, then you will benefit from Invisalign. Today, Invisalign has become increasingly popular with those that had braces at a younger age and needs to fix minor shifting in their teeth. Other dental issues that can be fixed with Invisalign includes mildly crooked teeth, protruding teeth, mild overbites and underbites, overcrowding teeth, and others.

 

Are your teeth fully grown already?

There is no age limit with getting Invisalign. However, if your teeth have not fully grown yet, then it would be a waste getting the treatment. Ideally, Invisalign is perfect for teenagers and young adults since this is that stage where they get extra conscious with their physical appearance. 

 

Are you committed enough?

You don’t get the perfect smile overnight. Invisalign may be the easiest and most convenient treatment you could get for your dental issues. Though you can remove your aligners whenever you feel like. But you also have to make sure that you will wear it 22 hours minimum each day. 

 

Are you a busy person?

The best thing about Invisalign is that it doesn’t take much of your time. With the treatment, you are no longer required to visit your orthodontist as often as you would have with the traditional braces. The trays are ready and given to you to change out every two weeks.

 

If you are interested in Invisalign, consult your dentist for further dental advice. 

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