Invisalign braces may be the safe, easy, and practically invisible way to get that straight and lovely smile you have always wanted. As great as they are though, Invisalign braces may not be for everyone. One of the biggest determining factors is going to be based on how severe your dental issues are. For instance, patients with a moderate to severe overbite may need other cosmetic and dental services to correct any fundamental or underlying issues. Additionally, while older teenagers and adults are often great candidates, children are not because their teeth are still growing. Below is a helpful guide to help you determine if Invisalign braces are right for You.
What Kinds of Dental Issues Can Invisalign Help with?
Invisalign braces are ideal for minor issues such as gaps between teeth, mild overcrowding, a mild over or under bite, and even a cross bite (where a tooth, or teeth, are closer to the cheek or tongue and not fully aligned with the corresponding tooth above or below them). Invisalign braces are custom made with a clear tooth guide that gradually realigns your teeth over time. Maintenance is simple, as the dental tray pops out easily and can be cleaned with brushing and then rinsing the tray in warm water.
One of the most promising aspects of Invisalign braces is that they are very discreet and can be easily removed, when necessary. Patients with Invisalign braces are instructed to remove their braces when eating or drinking (except when just drinking water). In order to be effective, Invisalign braces must be kept in your mouth for up to 22 hours a day.
And this brings up the fact that patients who use Invisalign must truly be invested in the process, in order to reap the benefits. Besides wearing them properly, Invisalign braces do require regular follow up treatment in order to change the aligner tray to meet unique needs. Most patients, on average, can expect to use the Invisalign system from 6 to 18 months.
- Invisalign braces are clear (almost invisible)
- Require no wires
- Easily removable
- Simple to clean and care for
- Usually worn for 6-18 months, depending on patient needs and smile goals
Only a qualified dentist can evaluate you to determine if Invisalign braces are right for you. At Dedicated Dental Care, we care about your teeth. That’s why we are always happy to sit down with you, answer all of your questions, and discuss your specific dental needs to determine what course of treatment will fit into your lifestyle and budget. To find out more about Invisalign and other advanced dental procedures, or to schedule an appointment, please call Dedicated Dental Care today at (702) 566-5509, or schedule an appointment online.