Am I a Suitable Candidate for Invisalign?
If you are unhappy with the way your teeth look and function due to a variety of reasons that could be solved through straightening, you may be evaluating corrective orthodontic treatments. With the rise in popularity of Invisalign, you may be wondering if it might be the perfect solution for you and your smile.
You are likely a suitable candidate for Invisalign if you are in the following categories and you are willing to see a course of treatment through to the end:
Over The Age of 13
It is important to have all permanent teeth erupted in order to be treated with Invisalign, therefore we often recommend getting started after age 13.
If you are hesitant to wear traditional braces because they will make you feel self-conscious about your appearance, Invisalign could what you are looking for. As the name would suggest, Invisalign trays are almost invisible when worn, especially when compared to braces.
Mild or Moderate Alignment Issues
Invisalign is a great solution for mild to moderate teeth alignment issues such as crowding, gaps, crooked teeth, overbite, open bite or underbite.
An Invisalign Evaluation is Vital
For those with severe orthodontic issues, an option other than Invisalign is likely to be recommended. To be sure, an evaluation from one of our dentists will help to confirm the best path for treatment (whether through Invisalign or other). We will also be able to estimate exactly how much of a difference an Invisalign treatment is likely to make to your smile and your dental health.
What to Expect at your First Invisalign Appointment
During your first appointment at Castlebury Dental, you can expect our expert staff to settle you in and make you feel as comfortable as possible. Our dentist will then look at your teeth to assess the situation. Chances are, you will need to have x-rays taken of your teeth, along with photos of your mouth, so that a true picture of your orthodontic help can be built up. Your dentist will then discuss a treatment plan with you, and if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. If you are an ideal candidate, Invisalign scanning will be conducted. This is completely painless and will ensure that your treatment is tailored specifically to your needs.
During your first appointment, you can discuss any concerns you may have about Invisalign and ask any questions about the treatment, how it works, how long it takes and so on. You will then discuss payment and if you are happy, you can move forward with your Invisalign treatment.