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Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

December 31, 2021 2:49 am

Invisalign is a discreet orthodontic option that utilizes removable, nearly invisible trays to straighten teeth. While Invisalign can certainly help many people, this treatment is not the right fit for everyone.

Assess Your Teeth Alignment

Invisalign is designed to straighten teeth by fixing misalignment issues like overbites, underbites, crowding, gaps, and crookedness. That being said, if someone has severe misalignment, it might be better for them to get braces. Additionally, if any movement of the jawbone is necessary to fix teeth alignment, then more advanced orthodontics might be required.

Consider Your Lifestyle

For some people, being able to pop Invisalign trays in and out completely is an advantage. For others, it can make it difficult to stick to the required number of hours for wearing them, which prolongs the treatment. To be a good Invisalign candidate, you need to be prepared to have this self-discipline and commit to wearing them at least 20-22 hours a day, keeping them clean, and not losing them.

Consult Your Dentist

No matter how many questionnaires you take online or how much you analyze your teeth in the mirror, the only way you’ll know for sure if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign is to consult a dentist. Many dental practices offer free orthodontic consultations where someone will sit down with you to discuss your smile goals, assess your teeth, and decide what treatment might be right for you.

The best way to know if you are a good candidate for clear aligner therapy is to schedule a consultation at our office. Contact us at Cactus Point Dental in Chandler! We offer Invisalign clear aligner therapy as part of our comprehensive dental services. If you are at all concerned about the cost involved with Invisalign, our team is also happy to walk you through your flexible financial options.

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