Say goodbye to metal braces and say hello to the nearly invisible way to gain a straighter smile.
More than 2.6 million people have achieved the perfect smile with Invisalign, and you could too. This nearly invisible way to straighten teeth has proven itself time and time again in all the real and beautiful results that people just like you have been able to get. Of course, you may be confused as to whether this orthodontic treatment is right for you. If so, our Nottingham, MD, dentist, Dr. Karl Meek, is here to give you some straight talk on Invisalign and who could benefit.
Invisalign uses clear, flexible aligners that are custom-made to fit your smile. Each aligner that you wear will help to gradually shift teeth to where they need to be. While these aligners are removable, the more often you wear them the better! Of course, it’s important to know whether or not you are an ideal candidate for treatment. Here are some things to consider:
Invisalign is a great way for older teens and adults to finally get a straighter smile without having to wear embarrassing metal brackets and wires over their teeth. This makes it a much easier treatment for those in high school, college or the working world; however, children under 13 years old are typically not right for Invisalign.
With traditional braces, you won’t be able to eat a lot of the same foods you did prior to getting braces. Foods that are hard, crunchy or sticky are off limits. If you don’t want to change your diet around to accommodate your braces, then Invisalign is the best option.
If you are older, chances are good that putting on metal braces would make you feel self-conscious. That’s why our Nottingham general dentist happens to offer a clear and discreet way to straighten your teeth that others won’t notice right away.
Your Dental Issues
While Invisalign can handle a lot more dental problems then you might imagine, if you have severe jaw issues, crookedness or other issues that require complex or complicated tooth or jawbone movements then traditional braces will be more effective at handling these more serious issues.
Your Commitment Level
Since aligners can be removed it may be tempting to take them off whenever you feel like it but this could prevent you from getting the results you want. If you want a straighter smile, then you will want to fully adhere to Invisalign’s rules. If you don’t think you will wear your aligners as often as you should, then this may not be the treatment for you.
If you wish to get Invisalign in Nottingham, MD, or if you want to take the next step and find out if you are the ideal candidate for this clear orthodontic system, then call our office today. We would be happy to schedule your Invisalign consultation.