What to expect during your first orthodontic consultation.
Have your teeth grown incorrectly or been pushed out of place? Many people believe that their dental conditions are too severe for Invisalign to correct. The truth is, Invisalign will work to solve your dental problem in almost every case that can be fixed by traditional braces.
As a customized and discreet alternative to braces, Invisalign's clear aligners can reverse the effects of gaps left behind by missing teeth or accelerated jaw bone growth. Invisalign also corrects common dental problems, such as crossbites, overbites, and underbites, which are caused by jaw misalignment. Overcrowding is also a common problem that occurs when the jaw space cannot adequately accommodate all of the teeth. All of these problems can be solved by both traditional braces and Invisalign aligners, but only Invisalign offers the following added benefits.
Invisalign's clear aligners are almost completely transparent and blend in with your teeth. No matter what colors and features you add to traditional braces, they'll always be visible when you smile. Only Invisalign can make your orthodontic work virtually invisible.
Invisalign aligners are made of a single, flexible piece of plastic. Clunky braces use metal, porcelain, and other rough and hard materials that can irritate your gums, especially when the wires are tightened. Invisalign stays comfortable all the time.
Invisalign aligners can be removed when eating, brushing, and flossing. Traditional braces are stuck on your teeth for months, even years, until your orthodontic treatment is over.
Removable aligners also mean no eating restrictions during your treatment. With traditional braces, you are advised to refrain from eating sticky, hard, or chewy foods, as they can damage your braces or even pull them off. Invisalign doesn't require any restrictions on food because you can simple take your aligners off whenever you're eating or drinking (except water).
Invisalign does require some commitment. The aligners must be in place for about 22 hours a day to remain effective, so they can't be left off for too long during meals. Also, like traditional braces, Invisalign requires wearers to maintain very good oral hygiene. Before you put on your braces, you must thoroughly brush and floss your teeth after each meal. If you frequently snack or take meals on the go, you may find Invisalign to be an inconvenience. Other difficulties can occur with Invisalign, such as certain dental modifications.
Most people with crowns and fillings will have no problem wearing the aligners, but those with bridges and other dental modifications may find that they prevent the controlled force of the Invisalign aligners from properly working.
If you meet these qualifications, you should be a perfect candidate for Invisalign. If you find that your situation will not benefit as well from Invisalign, don't give up hope. Consult with an Invisalign dentist to see if you can still solve your dental problems with Invisalign. The only way to be sure whether or not you are a potential patient for Invisalign is to visit a dentist, so make your appointments today!
Consider Invisalign for beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted – without braces. It’s a clear way to straighten teeth. Call our office at 702.660.2256 or schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Nguyen can determine if Invisalign is right for you, learn more about Invisalign.
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- Andy Holman