Am I a candidate for Invisalign?
By Dr. Jonathan Stone
January 07, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Invisalign  

Orthodontic treatment can transform your entire face. Braces take your teeth from misaligned and crooked to straight and even. However, does your first thought when you hear the word “braces” go straight to a mouth full of metal? Using traditional braces is no longer necessary to achieve the perfect smile. Invisalign uses clear trays to ensure that your orthodontic treatment takes place discreetly Invisalignand comfortably.

Invisalign: The Clear Alternative to Braces
Invisalign’s revolutionary aligner trays are the center of the Invisalign treatment. The trays are made from clear, sturdy plastic. The custom-made trays in the series are each designed for your mouth, ensuring a perfect fit and maximum comfort. Small tooth-colored bumps may need to be placed onto the teeth to help some teeth move more than others. Rubber bands connected to the trays move the jaw to correct bite issues.

Dentists recommend that you wear Invisalign for 22 hours a day. The extra two hours allow for enough time to remove your trays when you eat and brush. The trays may also be removed for special events or contact sports. However, your results correlate directly to the amount of time spent wearing your trays, making it crucial to your treatment to wear them as much as possible.

Is Invisalign right for me? 
Invisalign treats the following orthodontic issues:

  • misaligned teeth
  • overlapped teeth
  • overcrowding
  • under crowding
  • overbite
  • underbite
  • crossbite
  • open bite

Dentists recommend Invisalign for teens and adults with mild to moderate orthodontic problems. Severe misalignments, crowding or bite issues may need more aggressive orthodontic treatment than Invisalign can provide. Invisalign requires dedication to reach the desired results. Good candidates are willing to commit to wearing their aligner trays. They also have a great at-home oral hygiene routine, including brushing and flossing twice daily. The only extra care your trays will need is to be rinsed. However, it is important that they stay clean to prevent bacteria build up.

For more information on Invisalign in the Wayne, IN area, please contact Dr. Jonathan Stone, DMD. Call 610-687-0505 to speak with an associate about scheduling your consultation for Invisalign today!

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