How to Know if Invisalign is Right for You

Invisalign is becoming an increasingly popular option for people who need orthodontic treatment. It is just as affordable and just as effective as braces, and alleviates some of the more annoying parts. Not sure if Invisalign is right for you? Here are a few reasons it may be the perfect fit:

If you live an active lifestyle

Instead of brackets, bands, and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners. These custom-made trays are made of a comfortable plastic material. They have small, tooth-colored attachments that allow them to fit snugly over your teeth. They are removable and extremely comfortable to wear. This makes them an especially attractive option for people who are involved in sports, have an active lifestyle, or require flexibility during their orthodontic treatment.

If you’re a teen or adult

Many adults believe they are beyond the help of braces and Invisalign because their teeth are fully set and can no longer move. However, that’s simply not true – you can straighten your teeth at any age! Invisalign is a great fit for adults who want to straighten their teeth without metal in their mouth. These clear aligners are discreet and easy to incorporate into your daily life.

It is also a good fit for teens who have the responsible habits of an adult and may require more flexibility than braces provide. Invisalign aligners are easy to bring to and from school, remove during meals or sports games, and remove for an easier time brushing and flossing teeth.

If you do not require extensive treatment

Invisalign is considered to be a great alternative for braces. However, some people require more extreme orthodontic treatment and they are not a good candidate for Invisalign right away. If you require mouth surgery or extreme dental procedures, your orthodontist may recommend you begin those treatments before starting Invisalign.

If you don’t require extreme treatment, and you’re committed to wearing your aligners on a regular basis, you are likely a good candidate for Invisalign!

At Alizadeh & Schreiner Orthodontics, we want to make sure every patient can select a treatment option that is right for them. If you’re considering Invisalign and want to learn more about what it entails, sign up for your complementary consultation today!