March 9, 2018

Ask any random sampling of people out on the street, and you will be hard-pressed to find any who would not put having a healthy, beautiful smile high on the list of life’s priorities. Simple daily practices such as brushing and flossing carried out in conjunction with routine teeth cleanings can help achieve such an ambition, yet you might also have to deal with some factors that are out of your control. Depending upon the spacing of your teeth as well as the unique alignment of your jaw, braces might also be needed.

The Issues Encountered with Traditional Braces

Many may look on the potential of wearing traditional braces with some degree of trepidation. While they are effective at correcting alignment issues, they do require special care and may also make it necessary for you to adopt certain dietary restrictions when using them. On top of that, once they are on, they are not coming off until your treatment schedule is complete. For this reason, many instead look to Invisalign treatment to correct their teeth.

Determining Your Candidacy for Invisalign

Yet as any family dentist can tell you, not every dental alignment issue can be corrected with Invisalign. Before placing them, your dental provider will evaluate a number of factors, including:

  • Do you have severe alignment issues (e.g., large overbites, underbites or crossbites)?
  • Are you at a time in your life where your teeth are still growing (like your teenage years)?
  • How committed are you to sticking to wearing your aligners for most of the day?

Ultimately, yours and your provider’s goal should be settling on the treatment that is most likely to produce successful results (whether that be with Invisalign or not).

Invisalign does offer several unique advantages over traditional braces. Yet before you go planning your Invisalign treatment, it is important to understand first whether or not you might be a candidate for it. The information shared here is meant to be informative only and should not be viewed as a substitute an evaluation performed by a trained dental professional. Thus, to determine your candidacy for Invisalign, you should contact Steadman Dental and schedule your  consultation today.



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