If you’ve ever wondered if Invisalign® is right for you, you may not know if it will benefit you. You may know that it can straighten your teeth, but you may not know what else it can fix.
Invisalign has an extremely high satisfaction rate, with 88% of people on the cosmetic procedure review site RealSelf saying it was “worth it.” However, you may not know how much more it can do to fix your teeth than just straighten them. Dr. Anette Betancor of Dente Complete Dentistry explains more about the benefits of Invisalign.
Invisalign is a system of custom-made, clear plastic trays that you change out every two weeks. Over time, they gradually straighten and reshape your teeth.
Invisalign is a solution to straightening your teeth that avoids many drawbacks of other braces. Traditional metal braces require you to avoid sticky or crunchy foods. But with Invisalign, because you take them out before eating, you don’t have to keep from eating any foods.
In addition, because Invisalign is totally clear, most people won’t know that you’re wearing them unless they get a close-up. Metal braces are much more noticeable, discouraging many people from getting them. But wearing Invisalign is much less noticeable – and you only have to wear them for 6-18 months.
Invisalign can straighten your teeth. But it can do much more than that, too. Read on for the details about the conditions that Invisalign can fix.
If your teeth are rotated or misaligned, it’s very fixable with Invisalign. Your teeth can still be straightened out even if your teeth are rotated.
If your teeth are crowded, it can be difficult to brush and floss them well. This can put you at a greater risk of developing dental caries, also known as cavities. The good news is that Invisalign can fix this, too.
If you have spaces between your teeth, you may feel embarrassed about them. Spaces in between your teeth often occur along with crowded teeth, too. But spaces between your teeth can be easily corrected by a treatment course with Invisalign.
A wide variety of teeth misalignment issues are also correctable with Invisalign. Among the issues we can correct include:
You don’t have to wait until you’re an adult to get Invisalign. Even children and teens are often good candidates for Invisalign. It’s just a matter of their maturity and whether or not they’re able to commit to wearing the aligners for 20-22 hours a day.
Fortunately, many children and teens are motivated enough to wear Invisalign, especially when they realize that the alternative is traditional metal braces. Invisalign aligners are much more comfortable than metal braces, and the fact that they’re clear has a big appeal to image-conscious kids and teens.
You need to make an appointment to consult with Dr. Betancor to see if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. She will be honest with you if she doesn’t think it’s the right option for you.
We might need to address some of your other issues before proceeding with Invisalign. But that doesn’t mean that you won’t eventually be a good candidate for Invisalign. Some of the things we may have to do include removing teeth or even getting dental implants.
If you’re interested in Invisalign, schedule a consultation with Dr. Anette Betancor at Dente Complete Dentistry today. Contact us or request an appointment online.