Invisalign® represents one of the more advanced orthodontic treatment options designed to realign teeth. It tends to better conform with the needs of the average person, which can make orthodontic correction easier for an individual to obtain.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® involves a series of clear trays designed to gradually adjust the spacing of the teeth. These trays adjust the spacing of the teeth in a way that is similar to traditional wire braces, but they do not require constant adjustments nor do they need to be affixed to the teeth. The trays are made of a medical-grade plastic.
The biggest advantage of this treatment is the fact that the aligners gradually realign the teeth while staying mostly out of sight. They do not interfere with speech, nor do they allow for others to focus on the fact that you are trying to better your smile. This leads to increased self-confidence, a more beautiful smile and the avoidance of certain orthodontics-related issues. As an added benefit, the patient can take out the aligners for important occasions, such as a wedding.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Invisalign®?
Some people are better candidates for this treatment than others. People who make for ideal Invisalign® candidates:
- Require fine-tuning adjustments to the spacing of individual teeth.
- Have some sort of misalignment with the bite.
- Have healthy mouths and gums.
- Practice good regular oral hygiene practices.
- Have the majority of the natural teeth or adequate replacements.
The versatility of Invisalign® treatments allows it to gradually correct different types of orthodontic issues. The computer-aided portion that crafts the custom-made trays is what allows for this to happen.
Are You an Ideal Candidate for Invisalign®?
Invisalign® represents one of the more flexible and discreet options for individuals seeking to correct alignment issues with their teeth. The clear aligners are designed to match the needs of your life, which allows them to sometimes work better than traditional braces.
The best way to determine if you are an ideal candidate for Invisalign® is to consult with an experienced professional. At Implant and Comprehensive Dentistry, Dr. Hewett or Dr. Russo and their team are committed to helping patients smile brighter. Schedule a consultation at our office so that your teeth can be evaluated and a treatment plan can be created.