In previous years, the only option regarding braces as a dental procedure was the standard metal braces. Nowadays, a person opting for braces has various options with one of them being the innovative Invisalign clear braces. In the majority of cases, patients have found that this type of clear braces is a beneficial choice because of its aesthetically pleasing appearance. Furthermore, the braces or clear plastic trays known as aligners will produce the same results as metal braces without the discomfort of traditional braces.
So, how can a person determine if they are a suitable candidate for the Invisalign clear braces procedure at CitiDental in Albany, New York? While many individuals will be excellent candidates for this procedure, the Invisalign system is not suitable for all people. Below are four questions that one should ask to help identify if the Invisalign treatment is recommended for them.
1. Are You Dedicated To Fixing Your Smile?
The first question to ask, and the first one we will ask a patient, is whether or not they are dedicated to completing the procedure. Using clear braces is a long-term dental treatment and, as with traditional metal braces, you will need to be committed to the process. If you are not willing to “go the distance” this process will not work for you.
2. Have You Opted For The FREE Smile Assessment Test Offered By Invisalign?
Another method to identify if the clear aligners treatment is best for your needs is by taking the FREE Smile Assessment Test. This assessment is a test provided to determine if the system will be beneficial for a person’s requirements. All that is needed is some personal information and what dental problem is being dealt with – the different dental problems require different treatments.
3. What Dental Problem Do You Want To Fix?
As is mentioned, different dental problems will require different treatments. If you interested in Invisalign clear braces, it is important that you determine the severity of the issue. Remember that the more severe the condition is, the less likely you are to be a suitable candidate for the use of clear braces. If, however, the dental problem is not severe it is possible that you could qualify for the use of clear aligners. Some issues that can be treated with Invisalign include the following:
- Crowded teeth
- Gapped teeth
It is important to note that you may need to resort to metal braces if the condition is too severe for an Invisalign treatment.
4. What Is Your Age?
The final question to ask is your age. Typically, Invisalign braces are created for adults and older teenagers because these individuals have fully developed jaws and teeth. Clear braces are not suitable for younger teenagers or children because their teeth are still growing and developing. It has been found that patients who use clear braces enjoy them because they do not have the same stigma of metal braces.
If you think you’re a good candidate based on the information above then give CitiDental a call today to schedule a free Invisalign exam….