Although Invisalign treatment has proven to be successful in almost every case we see, there are some patients who may not benefit from Invisalign as well as others. Each patient’s teeth and oral health histories are unique, which means each treatment plan varies greatly as well. If you are debating whether Invisalign is the right choice to straighten your smile, read into a few of our determining factors below!
Many patients come to us thinking that their smile is beyond repair. The thought, “is Invisalign right for me,” doesn’t even cross their minds. This is one instance where we are happy to prove them wrong! Invisalign is great for treating overbites, underbites, crossbites, large gaps between teeth and even overcrowding. Through our precise, individualized alignment plan, your teeth will be gently and gradually shifted into the correct position. There are some rare cases where misalignment is too severe to safely and efficiently treat a smile through Invisalign. This mainly occurs with teeth that are rotated more than 20 degrees, or if your alignment issues root from skeletal issues in your jaw.
The ideal age to begin Invisalign treatment ranges from older teenagers to adults. At this age your teeth should be fully grown in and your jaw bone and muscles have typically matured enough that any further development will not affect the straightening process. Because Invisalign’s clear aligners are removable at any time, it also takes a greater amount of dedication and responsibility to successfully complete the treatment than it does with traditional braces. For best results, we recommend keeping aligners in for 20 – 22 hours each day.
If you believe Invisalign is a good option for you, or would like to schedule a consultation to better determine the best treatment plan for your smile, call our front desk at 704-782-2630 or schedule an appointment with our easy online scheduler today! We are more than happy to assist you on your journey to become more confident in your smile.