Is Invisalign Right for You?

Find out what makes someone an ideal candidate for nearly invisible braces.

Having a misaligned smile doesn’t just put a damper on your appearance—it can also negatively impact your oral health. In fact, crooked teeth can leave you prone to decay and even dental damage. Although many adults think that it’s too late to get braces, it’s never too late to turn to our Charlotte, NC, dentists, Dr. Richard Bateman, Dr. Joshua Neubauer, and Dr. Emerald Powell, to achieve a straighter smile! Furthermore, given that Invisalign offers a completely clear approach to orthodontic treatment, there’s never been a better time to realign those teeth!

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign uses a set of clear, plastic aligners that cover an entire row of teeth and apply pressure to the right areas of your teeth to help shift and reposition them into a straighter smile. Each aligner looks similar to a whitening tray and is custom-made to fit your teeth. They are made from thin, transparent thermoplastic, which creates a transparent appearance with a comfortable fit.

Who can benefit from getting Invisalign?

The number one question that most patients have is, “Am I right for Invisalign?” Well, there are several things that our Charlotte dentists will need to consider before deeming you an appropriate candidate for Invisalign.

These factors include:

The issues you want to treat: During your consultation, we will perform an oral exam to check the health of your teeth and gums. We will also sit down with you to find out what problems you want to correct with the help of Invisalign. Invisalign can tackle a host of misalignment issues such as:

  • Crowding
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Minor crookedness or twisting
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites

Of course, Invisalign won’t be able to fix all dental problems. If you are dealing with more complicated tooth or jaw movements, then traditional braces will be more effective.

Your age: That’s right; your age plays a role in whether or not Invisalign is right for you. The target range is late teens to adulthood. Although it’s never too late and you are never too old to get a straighter smile, the teeth of children and young teens are still growing, which means that aligners just won’t be able to apply the proper amount of pressure to these growing teeth to move them around.

Your dedication to treatment: You are an integral part of your treatment plan and you can alter whether you get the results you want or not. That’s why it’s important that you wear your aligners as often as possible, or for at least about 22 hours each and every day if you want a straighter smile.

Call Us Today!

Are you ready to say “yes” to Invisalign? If so, then let’s schedule your consultation today to find out if Invisalign can meet your treatment goals. Call Park Crossing Dentistry in Charlotte, NC, at (704) 541-5059 to learn more.

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