If your teeth aren’t straight, you likely want to get them fixed. Along with being aesthetically desirable, straight teeth can make it easier to eat and speak. For many years, braces were the only option available for teeth straightening.
That said, Invisalign has grown increasingly popular because of its ability to fulfill the function of braces without being nearly as noticeable. Learn more about this treatment and whether it’s right for you.
If you have a malocclusion (i.e., a “bad bite”), you could be a good candidate for Invisalign. This treatment can address:
It’s important to note that these clear aligners are generally designed to treat mild cases of teeth misalignment. More severe cases are much more likely to require metal or ceramic braces.
Patients with dental implants are still eligible for Invisalign. While you can get Invisalign while having veneers, we’ll first want to assess the state of the veneers before determining whether they could impact your readiness for Invisalign.
If you’re a candidate for Invisalign, you should wear your retainers for 20-22 hours a day. This ensures that they work as intended. While this may seem like a lot of time, it does give you the opportunity to take off your aligners when eating or giving a presentation.
We’ll determine a timeline for Invisalign treatment, based on the current state of your teeth as well as the end goal. If worn for the appropriate amount of time, you’ll be able to progress through a series of aligners that will gradually straighten your teeth.
You’ve come to the right place! At Inspire Smiles, we’re committed to helping patients feel better about their smile. That’s why we’re proud to offer cosmetic treatments alongside our general dentistry services. When you visit our office, you can rest easy knowing we have decades of experience helping patients.
Have any questions about what we can do for you? Please don’t hesitate to connect with us today.
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