Are you considering getting Invisalign in Palm Harbor, FL, but unsure if the treatment is right for you? If that's the case, you've come to the right place. Invisalign is a popular choice for correcting misaligned teeth and straightening smiles.
Statistically, over four million Americans wear braces. However, most patients, especially adults, would prefer not to wear traditional wires because of the appearance and feel they have on their teeth.
This is what makes Invisalign in Palm Harbor a popular alternative to traditional bracket-and-wire braces. However, Invisalign is not recommended for everyone. In this article, we'll explain what Invisalign is and provide signs that you are a candidate for the treatment.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment is an orthodontic procedure that uses a series of clear, removable trays to straighten teeth. This treatment works by gradually shifting teeth into their correct positions. The trays are custom-made to fit each of your teeth and should be worn for most of the day to be effective.
Invisalign aligners are a great way to effectively and discreetly reposition crooked teeth and make a smile more appealing.
Signs You Are a Candidate for Invisalign
1. You Have Healthy Teeth And Gums
Invisalign treatment can fix various dental issues, such as crooked teeth, overcrowding, a gap between teeth, and mild bite issues. However, if you have unhealthy gums and teeth, this treatment might not be a good fit for you. You may need to seek treatment for those issues before you start using Invisalign.
2. You Are Not Allergic to the Materials Used in Invisalign
While allergies to the materials used to make Invisalign aligners are extremely rare, if you do have an allergy, Invisalign may not be recommended. Your Palm Harbor dentist will discuss the material used to make the trays to ensure they won't cause a reaction.
If you're not allergic, you can receive your aligners. But if you're allergic, the dentist may recommend a different orthodontic treatment.
3. You're Able to Comply with Invisalign Instructions
Invisalign has some rules that must be followed for the treatment to be effective. Here are some of the rules:
- Wear your Invisalign trays at least 20-22 hours a day
- Remove the aligners to eat
- Keep the aligners clean
- Rinse the aligners before placing them on your mouth
- Wear retainers
4. You Have All Adult Teeth
Most cosmetic treatments require patients who have developed all their adult teeth. This is because predicting how children's permanent teeth will grow is challenging. Therefore all your adult teeth must be present for Invisalign to work.
Some patients may still have lingering baby teeth. In this case, you may need further orthodontic treatment before you begin the Invisalign process.
Schedule an Appointment with Bow Tie Dentist
The best way to know if you're a candidate for Invisalign is to book an appointment with Dr. Saimon Ramos of the Bow Tie Dentist. Call our practice at (727) 789-1212 to learn more and get started.