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ng for a straighter smile? Invisalign, as you may know, has become an increasingly popular way to straighten teeth. A Miami Beach, FL dentist touches on some key points to consider below.
The fact that Invisalign aligners won’t show is a big plus for many people. Having a ‘metal mouth’ can be a point of embarrassment for kids, teens, and adults. Invisalign is also more comfortable than traditional braces. And, because the aligners are removable, you don’t wear them all the time. While you will need to wear them for at least 22 hours a day, you can take them off to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
What Does Invisalign Treat?
Invisalign can be used to correct many of the same issues that traditional braces traditionally addressed. This includes overcrowding, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and gaps between teeth. However, it isn’t necessarily right for everyone. People with severe dental issues, including advanced gum disease or significant overbites, may not be good candidates for Invisalign. Ask your dentist for more information.
No matter how perfect your smile is after Invisalign (or any other orthodontic treatments), it won’t stay that way if you don’t keep up with your post-treatment regimen. It’s not uncommon for people to forget this, and stop wearing their retainers. Before long, their teeth start to move back into their original positions. For best results, you really need to be all-in.
While many teenagers prefer braces that can’t be seen, unfortunately Invisalign won’t always work for younger teens. People who don’t yet have all their adult teeth are typically not good candidates.
Although Invisalign may not be right for patients with advanced gum disease, it’s often a great choice for those with less severe periodontal problems. Because you remove the aligners to brush and floss, you’ll be able to keep up with your regular oral care regimen. In fact, you may find it easier to brush and floss correctly once your teeth are properly aligned.
These are just a few of the things that will affect whether Invisalign is suitable for you. Every patient is unique, and every treatment plan should also be unique. Your dentist will be able to tell you more about what options will work best for you.
Do you want to learn more about Invisalign? Contact us, your Miami Beach, FL dental clinic!