Am I a Good Candidate for Invisalign® Treatment?
When you think of orthodontic treatment you might get a horrifying image of a dental drill bearing down on you or the sight of your teeth wrapped up in an ugly metal cage of braces.
Fear not, because with the advent of technology, Invisalign® Clear Aligners, is a no-brainer option for those who want to straighten their teeth in a discreet way.
There are a number of factors that determine your candidacy for the treatment. Let’s have a look at them now:
Invisalign® treatment is a great choice for most people with common misalignment issues like gaps, overbites, underbites, crowding and mild teeth-crookedness.
However, if you have major overbites and severe crookedness, you will need to consult your orthodontist further to see if things like corrective surgery should be explored first before using Invisalign® aligners.
Another big factor that determines whether the treatment works is your age. Your teeth continue to grow and change even during the early teenage years before reaching their full maturity. This is why orthodontists won’t recommend Invisalign® treatment for younger patients. However, for adults with mature teeth, Invisalign® treatments are a good fit as they can be used even for people in their fifties and beyond.
Your Level of Commitment
Unlike traditional braces that are on your teeth 24/7, Invisalign® treatment depends on your level of commitment. The aligners are easily removable during meal times, but they must be worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day until you are done with the treatment. Any change to this routine will prolong the treatment and may not give you the desired results. Hence, you need to be commited to pursue this treatment. It takes two hands to clap after all!
So if you’re wondering if you are a good candidate for the Invisalign® treatment, the best way to understand more about your particular situation is by coming in for a consultation with our experienced orthodontists here at TAG Dental Clinic. They will be able to provide deeper insight and suggestions to help you overcome your dental issues. Call us now at +60 111 111 0660 and we’ll set an appointment for you as soon as possible!