Are you self conscious about your teeth, but are not quite sure if braces are right for you? Luckily, there’s another option that patients ranging from preteen to adult can benefit from – Invisalign. This revolutionary treatment takes away the discomfort and awkward appearance of traditional metal braces and transforms your smile effortlessly.
Here’s everything you need to know as you begin to explore the possibilities of Invisalign.
Is Invisalign right for me?
Most patients have found that Invisalign is a perfect match for them. Your dentist can determine if Invisalign could be a good fit for you during a simple consultation. If you are curious about the treatment, be sure to bring it up during your semiannual dental appointment.
Most teens and adults are ideal for Invisalign. However, there are a few factors that could cause you to not be a good candidate. If you have veneers or crowns there is a possibility that Invisalign would not be effective for you. Also, if you have any bridges you would not be a candidate because a bridge holds 2 or more teeth together which would not allow the teeth to move where they need to be. A professional assessment of your dental health can help determine if Invisalign is a good fit for you.
Are There Advantages to Invisalign?
Traditional metal braces and brackets can become painful and oftentimes contribute to poor dental health. Food can get caught in metal brackets leading to gum disease and decay. Invisalign aligners can be removed while eating which ensures no food will be stuck to your teeth and allows you to floss and brush more effectively.
In addition to dental health, aligners do wonders for your self-esteem. The days of being embarrassed over a mouth full of metal are long gone since aligners are virtually invisible to the eye. If you feel better about yourself you tend to take better care of yourself as well, in this case, young adults are more likely to take their oral health seriously instead of being embarrassed and self-conscious.
Finally, traditional braces can take years to correct your smile. The process involves multiple appointments that can start to add up financially. The Invisalign method can sometimes straighten your smile in as little as 6 months, meaning fewer visits to the and less financial commitment.
There is never a bad time to improve your smile. If you have been debating trying out Invisalign there is no better time than now. Give East Erie Dental a call to begin your Invisalign program today.