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Is Invisalign Right for Me?

July 5, 2018

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: , — dr_carollo @ 7:15 pm

woman wearing InvisalignAre you ready to say goodbye to crooked teeth? Now, you can get the straight smile that you have always wanted without brackets or wires. With Invisalign, clear aligners are worn over your teeth to gradually move them into their correct positions. It is a discreet and effective solution to align your teeth and bite; however, they are not the right option for everyone.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is far different than traditional braces but still produces the same high-quality results. Impressions of your mouth are taken to create a series of clear aligners that are worn over your teeth. You will wear each one for one to two weeks. As you progress through the series, your teeth will gradually be moved into their ideal positions. On average, it will take about 12 months to complete your treatment.

Throughout the process, you can smile with confidence because no one will be able to tell that you are wearing them. In addition, you can still eat and drink whatever you like, and your oral hygiene routine will be a breeze because there are no brackets or wires to clean around.

Overall, Invisalign offers a discreet and comfortable option to get the smile that you have always wanted while improving your oral health. In as little as a year, you will be finished with treatment using the preferred choice in orthodontics.

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign can be used to correct several bite and alignment concerns, such as:

  • Mildly crooked teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Malocclusion issues
  • Mild overbites or underbites
  • Gapped teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Open bites
  • Cross bites
  • Overjets

To ensure that you are a candidate, your dentist will perform a comprehensive consultation. In addition to evaluating the alignment of your teeth and bite, they will also discuss the lifestyle changes that you must commit to, including:

  • Wearing the aligners for at least 22 hours per day.
  • Switching to the next aligner in the series on time according to your treatment plan.
  • Not eating or drinking anything except water while wearing them.
  • Cleaning the aligners daily with clear antibacterial soap and a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Maintaining proper oral hygiene habits at home.
  • Visiting your dentist regularly throughout your treatment.

If you cannot commit to these aspects of the treatment, you may need an alternative solution to align your teeth.

Get a Straight Smile Today

If you are ready to transform the appearance of your smile with braces, it is time to see if Invisalign is right for you. With a customized treatment plan, you will get the results you want without wires and brackets.

About Dr. John A. Carollo

Dr. John A. Carollo has provided exceptional dental care to the community for more than 30 years. To remain current in the latest developments in dentistry, he regularly continues his educations in an array of dental aspects, including orthodontics. Due to his extensive training, he offers his patients the most preferred solutions, like Invisalign. To see if you are a candidate for the clear aligners, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.

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