Cosmetic Dentistry: Am I a Candidate for Invisalign Clear Braces


Braces can do wonderful things for your smile’s appearance and your oral health. When choosing an orthodontic treatment, Invisalign can be a great option for you. With clear aligners from Invisalign, you can fix your smile without anyone knowing! However, Invisalign clear braces are not for everyone and every dental issue, so let’s break down the factors that may determine your Invisalign candidacy.

What Does Invisalign Treat?

Invisalign clear braces can treat a multitude of dental issues; however, if a case is too severe, Invisalign may not be able to treat the problem and traditional braces may be a better option for you. Simply talk with your dentist about your dental issues to determine the best course of treatment. If your dentist determines that Invisalign is right for you, you can experience the result of traditional braces, without the look and feel of metal wires and brackets.

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Here are the most common dental issues that Invisalign can treat:

  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Crowding
  • Spacing/gapping

What Other Factors Determine my Invisalign Candidacy?

Along with your smile, your dentist may also consider your age and dedication to fixing your smile when determining if Invisalign is the best treatment for you. Invisalign clear braces often works best with teenagers and adults.

Invisalign Teen is specific to the teenage age group and even has specific advancements that allow teenagers to see if their aligners are placed properly and see when the aligner needs changed out. With Invisalign Teen, there’s no more worry about “brace face”. As an adult using Invisalign, there’s no worry of reliving your teenage years of traditional braces. Invisalign clear aligners are completely removable, so there’s no stress about what foods you can or cannot eat.

Related Article: Invisalign Teen Clear Aligners: No More “Brace Face”

Along with age, it’s important for your dentist to know your dedication to your orthodontic treatment. Similar to traditional braces, if you neglect your post-treatment instructions, such as wearing a retainer, the results will not be long-lasting.

Related Article: Do Invisalign Invisible Aligners Really Work as Well as Traditional Braces?

Smile Assessment from Invisalign

Want to know straight away if you’re a candidate for Invisalign? Check out their free, helpful tool called Smile Assessment. Answer a few quick questions using their assessment tool to see if Invisalign is a great treatment for you. It couldn’t be easier… click HERE.  To learn more about Invisalign, please give us a call today!

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