Are You a Good Candidate for Invisalign?
Posted by Kenney Heights on Apr 12 2022, 07:00 PM
Invisalign is an excellent orthodontic treatment for patients who prefer to straighten their misaligned teeth. It is a discreet treatment option that is customized to fit each patient's unique measurements. Unfortunately, Invisalign isn’t for everyone. Listed below are tips that help patients analyze if they are candidates for the invisalign treatment method.
You’re an adult
Invisalign only works for adults with all their permanent teeth. That’s because there’s typically not enough room in the mouth for adult teeth to move if they’ve not been in place since childhood.
You’re in good general and oral health
Invisalign aligners are designed to fit snugly over your teeth. They are advised for patients who have good general and dental health. The dentist examines the patient's dental condition and makes sure that they are eligible for the treatment by possessing good oral health.
You want an alternative to traditional metal braces
Invisalign technology has drastically improved in the last few decades. Invisalign uses a series of custom-fit trays that are virtually invisible. Most people will not even notice that you are wearing them.
Invisalign is removable. This allows you to eat the foods you love. You can also remove your trays when you brush and floss your teeth. Traditional braces are cemented in place. You cannot remove them without assistance.
Invisalign is more comfortable than traditional braces. The smooth plastic aligners will not rub against your cheeks and lips like metal brackets and wires. Invisalign is also more comfortable than lingual braces. Lingual braces are affixed to the backs of your teeth. The metal brackets and wires rub against your cheeks and lips.
Invisalign treatment only works if you wear the aligners. As a result, you must be committed to good oral hygiene, and you should be dedicated to wearing your aligners for at least 22 hours per day.
But they can be removed for brushing, flossing, and eating. Unlike traditional braces, there are no food restrictions with Invisalign. The aligners are also smooth and comfortable to wear, unlike traditional braces.
You follow your dentist’s instructions
Invisalign only works if you wear it for the recommended amount of time. Every two weeks, you change to a new aligner according to the change in the alignment of the teeth. If you don’t follow the timeline, then your teeth won’t move into the correct position.
The best way to find out if it’s right for you is to visit your dentist for a consultation. Your dentist will be able to examine your teeth and determine if Invisalign is the proper treatment for your goals.
At Kennedy Heights Dental Centre, we strive to provide our patients with a positive and relaxing experience. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at 778.438.2084. or visit us at 11960 88 Ave, Delta, BC V4C 3C8.