You know people who’ve worn Invisalign, you’ve seen the commercials, you really wish you could change your own teeth – so the only question now is: Are you a good Invisalign candidate? Only your Invisalign provider can tell you for sure, but consider the following points about this orthodontic alternative as you prepare for your consultation.
You Love a Schedule
Invisalign is planned out from start to finish before that first aligner makes its way onto your teeth. This schedule is pretty much set in stone, barring any unforeseen occurrences, emergencies, problems, or lack of compliance.
If you’re someone who thrives under a schedule, you’ll appreciate changing your trays every two weeks, seeing your Invisalign provider every eight weeks, and knowing exactly what’s supposed to happen and when.
You Crave Privacy
Plenty of adults want to straighten their teeth but sure don’t feel like anyone else needs to know their business. This makes you a good Invisalign candidate from the start since this treatment is all about discretion.
The aligners are super-thin, clear, and cling to the teeth so they simply blend in with your smile rather than standing out. If you need attachments too – the tiny dots temporarily added to tooth enamel to make trays move better – they are tooth-colored and stay hidden.
You’ve Always Wanted Straight Teeth
Wanting Invisalign and being a good Invisalign candidate are two different things, but always wanting straight teeth is a fine place to start. Whether you missed out on orthodontic treatment as a teen or whether you’ve had a relapse from earlier braces or if you simply want to fix all the little things you’ve always disliked about your smile, it’s never too late to make a smile upgrade.
There are many alignment problems that make people excellent Invisalign candidates, including: crowded teeth, underbite, overbite, crooked teeth, gapped teeth, crossbite, and open bite.
You Have a Healthy Mouth
Invisalign can only correct teeth that are in good condition. If you have teeth that are decayed or infected, suffer from gum disease, or have teeth that are weak and deteriorating, these problems will need to be addressed first. Only after the right types of restorative dentistry can you qualify for advanced dentistry like Invisalign.
If your teeth are strong, healthy, and in otherwise good condition besides being misaligned, this automatically bumps you up as a likely candidate for Invisalign treatment.
You Don’t Want to Give Anything Up
Adults have worked hard for their autonomy, and the last thing they want to do is give up any of it, even for something they really, really want – like straight teeth. Invisalign doesn’t come with any major restrictions. You simply remove the trays to continue to eat whatever you want, and there won’t be any impediments to your speech or appearance. The demands on your daily time will be slim – just a few extra teeth-brushings and cleanings required. This extra effort, every Invisalign candidate finds, is worth it.
Find out if you’re a good Invisalign candidate. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Brigham Baker and his dental team at Impressions Dental in Chandler, AZ. Contact us today to learn more.