Am I a Candidate for Invisalign Braces?

    Am I a Candidate for Invisalign Braces?

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    Have you ever felt self-conscious of your front teeth? If so, our Invisalign dentist may recommend clear aligners to correct teeth alignment and minor bite issues.

    Your smile says a lot about your personality, which is why we provide Invisalign braces to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

    Continue reading to learn whether you’re a candidate for Invisalign braces.

    Motivated to Straighten Teet with Invisalign

    You don’t have to be a child or teenager to be a candidate for orthodontic treatment. In fact, our dentist orthodontist recommends Invisalign clear aligners for teenagers and adults. Often, older patients are more motivated to straighten teeth because they know what it’s like to feel embarrassed of their smile.

    For Invisalign to work, you must wear your aligners 20 to 22 hours a day. This means that you should only take out your clear aligners to eat and brush your teeth. If you don’t consistently wear your Invisalign braces, you could end up prolonging your treatment time and spending more money in the long run.

    Would Follow Instructions from Dentist

    Since adults are the ones paying for their own treatment, they’re often highly motivated to wear their aligners as instructed by their dentist. We’ll also give you other instructions so you can care for your teeth aligners between appointments. For example, you’ll need to brush your teeth after meals to avoid staining your clear aligners.

    Would Feel Self-Conscious of Metal Braces

    Wish you could straighten teeth without braces? Like the name suggests, Invisalign are nearly invisible aligners that move your teeth little by little into a straighter smile. Many of our patients appreciate that Invisalign is subtle enough to go unnoticed by friends, family, and coworkers. While Invisalign is noticeable up close, most people won’t even realize you’re in the middle of orthodontic treatment.

    Wants to Improve Oral Health

    Teeth straightening doesn’t just improve the appearance of your smile, it also reduces your risk for cavities and gum disease. People who have crooked teeth have more difficulty brushing and flossing, which leads to oral health issues.

    If you’re prone to cavities because of crowded teeth, schedule a consultation with our Invisalign dentist as soon as possible. He’ll be able to determine whether you’re a candidate for clear aligner treatment.

    Doesn’t Have Major Bite Issues

    Invisalign is able to correct minor bite issues, like a slight overbite. However, if you need to move your jaw forward or back, we’ll recommend metal braces instead. Our dentist orthodontist is able to combine other types of treatment with traditional teeth braces (like headgear) to move your jaw into optimal alignment.

    Issues with your bite can lead to other oral health problems, such as TMJ disorder, jaw pain, or uneven wearing of your teeth. Fortunately, we offer a range of orthodontia services to care for your smile.

    Dr. Piotrowski DDS provides Invisalign braces and other orthodontia services to help you achieve your best smile. To schedule a consultation with our Grand Rapids Invisalign dentist, call Precision Family Dental at (616) 207-1280.