Is Invisalign Right for You

Invisalign helps you align your smile without the self-consciousness, hassle, and discomfort typical of braces.

For years, conventional braces were the only option if you wanted to achieve a straighter smile. Today, Invisalign helps you align your smile without the self-consciousness, hassle, and discomfort typical of braces. While Invisalign is a revolutionary substitute for braces, it is not suitable for every person with alignment issues. Before you pursue Invisalign, you will need to look into the factors discussed below.


Your Age

Invisalign is an ideal treatment option for teenagers over the age of 13 and adults who want to correct alignment issues without the stigma associated with braces. Children are usually not the best candidates for Invisalign as their teeth are constantly shifting as the jaw grows. However, your dentist will advise you whether your child qualifies for this kind of treatment or not.


The Kind of Issues You Want to Treat

Invisalign corrects mild to moderate cases of as open bites, overbites, underbites, gapped teeth, and overcrowded teeth. In extreme cases, your dentist may recommend other orthodontic treatment options.


Your Budget

The cost of your Invisalign treatment largely depends on the severity of your case. Once your dentist provides you with the treatment cost estimates, talk to your insurance provider to find out whether they could offset part of the cost through dental benefit plans. Also, find out whether your dentist works with third-party lenders.


Your Ability to Commit to the Treatment

Invisalign straighteners are quite convenient as you can remove them when you are eating, playing, brushing your teeth, and flossing them. But for the straighteners to be effective, they need to be worn for at least 22 hours. If you are the kind of person who will compulsively take the straighteners off and forget to put them back on, you could end up lengthening your treatment timeline.

The only way to tell whether you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign treatment is to consult a reputable dentist. Contact Oronoco Dental and we will be delighted to answer all your queries on this form of orthodontic treatment.

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