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Is Invisible Braces Invisalign® the Right Choice for You?

Is Invisible Braces the Right Choice for You? - J Street Dental GroupIn the past, achieving proper teeth alignment or addressing orthodontic concerns came with a significant price in terms of comfort and appearance. Those who underwent orthodontic treatments with traditional braces had to endure the discomfort and noticeable appearance of metal braces. Fortunately, contemporary dental technology has paved the way for Invisible Braces Invisalign®, offering a discreet and comfortable alternative for individuals pursuing orthodontic improvements.

The process of Invisalign® treatment entails utilizing a series of removable aligners, which gently guide the teeth into their desired positions over time. Unlike traditional methods involving permanent wires and brackets, Invisalign® offers patients the convenience of transparent plastic trays that are practically invisible and can be easily removed when necessary. This approach boasts numerous clear advantages, as evidenced by the staggering number of approximately 12.8 million individuals who have enthusiastically chosen this treatment method to enhance their smiles.

Regrettably, Invisalign® treatment may not suit every individual with orthodontic concerns. Traditional metal braces remain an effective solution in some cases. However, the exciting question is: Is Invisalign® the perfect fit for you? Let’s explore several pivotal positive factors in determining whether you are an excellent candidate for the transformative Invisalign® treatment.

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Your Situation Is Straightforward

Invisalign® can effectively address many teeth alignment issues and bite problems. However, the extent of your case will influence whether Invisalign® is a suitable option for you. Straightforward issues like gapped teeth, crowded teeth, overbite, underbite, or crossbite can typically be corrected with Invisalign®. However, for more complex orthodontic concerns, alternative treatments may be recommended. These complex issues might involve: 

  • Tooth rotation exceeding 20 degrees 
  • Severe overbite or underbite 
  • Considerable gaps between teeth 
  • Intrusions or extrusions, which involve repositioning a tooth higher or lower within your mouth

In situations involving complex orthodontic cases like those mentioned above, traditional braces could be preferable over Invisalign® treatment. Even though Invisalign® has made remarkable advancements in addressing a wide range of alignment issues, these particular malocclusions demand precision and control that can be achieved only through traditional braces.

You Possess Healthy Teeth and Gums

Invisalign® suits you if your teeth are healthy and free from ongoing gum disease that could affect the strength of your teeth structure. At J Street Dental Group, our initial step for anyone considering orthodontic treatment is to conduct a thorough dental examination before commencing treatment. This ensures that any existing dental concerns are addressed before treatment. Conditions such as severe gum disease, tooth decay, tooth loss, and inadequate jaw space could make you ineligible for this treatment.

It’s important to note that a history of periodontal disease doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t receive Invisalign® treatment. Our orthodontist at J Street Dental Group will evaluate your teeth’s condition and provide appropriate recommendations before commencing your Invisalign® treatment.

Your Age Is Appropriate

Invisible BracesInvisalign® is often promoted as a universally applicable orthodontic solution. However, it’s important to note that there can be age considerations when it comes to Invisalign® usage. Generally, adults and older teenagers are the most suitable candidates for Invisalign® treatment. This is because individuals in this age group have fully developed adult teeth. For younger children, predicting the growth pattern of their teeth can be challenging, which makes treatments like Invisalign® less feasible. Additionally, even adults with a few remaining baby teeth might not be immediate candidates for Invisalign® treatment.

An additional consideration when contemplating Invisalign® treatment for children lies in the commitment required to adhere to the treatment plan. While Invisalign® treatment is known for its convenience, it’s essential to maintain a dedicated approach by wearing the aligner trays for a minimum of 20 hours daily. Additionally, one must remember to remove the trays during meals and consistently clean them. This level of responsibility can be a substantial undertaking for children, and even some adults may encounter challenges in maintaining this routine.

You Don’t Smoke

You’re likely already informed about the detrimental effects of smoking on your lung health. You might not be aware of its negative impact on oral health, including teeth and gums. Invisalign® treatment is most effective for individuals with a foundation of healthy teeth. Therefore, individuals with a history of prolonged smoking or are current smokers are often recommended to explore alternative treatment options.

In addition to its effects on dental health, tobacco or smoking can lead to staining your Invisalign® trays. While removing the tray each time you smoke is possible, this approach can inadvertently disrupt your treatment plan as it may compromise the required daily wear time. Given this consideration, you have two positive options: You can embark on quitting smoking and proceed with Invisalign® or explore the alternative of traditional braces to address your orthodontic concerns.

You Can Uphold Excellent Oral Hygiene

This applies not only to Invisalign® treatment but to all orthodontic treatments. Achieving orthodontic success requires upholding excellent oral hygiene. Your oral health plays a vital role throughout your treatment journey. In addition to regular brushing and flossing, it’s essential to consistently clean your trays to ensure protection against infections and other concerns.

Every time you take out your tray for meals or other activities, it’s beneficial to rinse or lightly brush it. Maintaining excellent dental care during your Invisalign® treatment is more straightforward than traditional braces. Nonetheless, adhering to your orthodontist’s guidance is crucial to achieving optimal outcomes throughout your treatment journey.

Conclusion – Is Invisalign® the Right Choice for You?

Therefore, does Invisalign® align with your needs? You could be suitable for Invisalign® treatment if you meet the earlier criteria. Yet, the ultimate decision regarding your eligibility for clear aligners rests with your dentist or orthodontist.

Invisible BracesUpon visiting J Street Dental Group for your orthodontic needs, we are committed to engaging in a comprehensive discussion about your specific case and conducting X-rays to formulate the optimal action plan that aligns with your circumstances. We extend a warm invitation to come to our dental practice and consult with our experienced orthodontist to explore the diverse treatment possibilities available to you. Should you meet the necessary criteria, we are eager to promptly arrange your treatment, initiating the path toward your desired outcome.

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