One of the main benefits of Invisalign® aligners is that they’re clear and discreet. This is perfect for patients who may feel self-conscious with traditional metal braces on their teeth. That being said, not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign. That’s why it’s important that you schedule an appointment with one of our orthodontists in Fort Wayne, IN, and surrounding areas.
During your appointment, one of our orthodontists will be able to evaluate your teeth alignment, bite, medical history, and other factors to determine if Invisalign is the right treatment option for you.
In the meantime, here are the main traits of someone who could be a candidate for Invisalign.
Invisalign is able to correct many different types of orthodontic issues, from crowded teeth to overbites. For this reason, our orthodontists may suggest Invisalign clear aligners if you’re looking for a discreet orthodontic option.
To accomplish more complex tooth movements, we may use SmartForce® attachments. These are tooth-colored shapes that are attached to the fronts of the teeth. They act like handles by giving your aligners something to gently push against so you can achieve your dream smile as soon as possible.
Please keep in mind that not every Invisalign patient will need SmartForce attachments, but they are a viable option for those that need them.
Wearing Invisalign aligners takes discipline. For your teeth to move according to your treatment plan, you’ll need to wear your aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours per day. This means that you should only be removing your aligners to eat, brush, or floss. You should also remove your aligners before drinking anything but water. Otherwise, you risk staining your clear aligners.
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Invisalign works by exerting gentle but constant pressure on your teeth, moving them into optimal alignment over time. For this reason, it’s normal to feel a little discomfort during the first day or so of wearing a new set of aligners.
An ideal candidate for Invisalign will wear their aligners despite temporary discomfort. For this reason, we often recommend Invisalign treatment for adults and teenagers who are old enough to understand the consequences of not wearing their aligners on a consistent and daily basis.
Are you trying to avoid drawing attention to your teeth? If so, it’s worth asking our orthodontists if you’re a candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign aligners are made out of a clear plastic that fits snugly around your teeth. This means that most people won’t even realize that you’re wearing your clear aligners unless they’re standing close.
Clear aligners can be perfect for individuals who are working full time, spend a lot of time with the public, or are going to college. Invisalign can help you make a great first impression, regardless of the fact that you’re in the middle of your orthodontic treatment.
Our orthodontists in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and surrounding areas would be more than happy to determine if you’re a candidate for Invisalign aligners. To schedule a consultation, please call Parrish Orthodontics at (260) 447-2568. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.