Is Invisalign Right for Me?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that completely does away with the traditional bracket and wire system. Rather, it uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays to gently straighten the teeth. With our digital impression system, you can instantly preview your new smile!
The trays themselves are practically invisible on the teeth, and they can also be removed whenever a patient wants to eat or brush their teeth. Even better, Invisalign typically takes only 8-18 months to complete treatment, which is much shorter than traditional orthodontics. Thanks to Invisalign, now, even more, people are able to straighten their teeth without worrying about the annoyances of metal braces. Of course, the question is, is Invisalign right for your smile?
How to Know if You’re a Good Candidate for Invisalign
Invisalign was originally invented in the late 90’s to help working adults straighten their teeth in a discreet but effective way. Thanks to advances in clear aligner technology, it’s now a great treatment alternative for even more people. Invisalign is typically recommended for patients who:
- Want to straighten their teeth without metal braces
- Want to maintain their natural appearance during treatment
- Are disciplined enough to wear the trays the recommended 22 hours a day
- Are only hoping to correct crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth
With new materials available, Invisalign can straighten your teeth faster than ever before!
Invisalign is not able to address all orthodontic issues. Problems such as a severe bite misalignment will require another kind of treatment. While Invisalign can work for younger adolescent patients, it does require a bit of self-discipline to be completely effective, so a patient’s maturity is a factor as well. Dr. Burdusi and Dr. Fiastro will be able to tell you if Invisalign is the right treatment for you (or your teenager) at a consultation appointment.
Invisalign has helped millions of people get their dream smiles while enjoying their life during the process. With Invisalign, you get the best of everything when it comes to looks, comfort, and effectiveness. If you’d like to know what Invisalign can do for your smile, please contact us today for a consultation.