Is Invisalign Right for You?
By Herndon Dental Arts
December 04, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Are you an adult who is looking for a simple approach to getting a straighter smile?

Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. In fact, more and more adults in Herndon, VA, are visiting our dentist Dr. Taraneh Zand to find out how orthodontic treatment can fix everything from crooked teeth to crowding. If you are a teen or adult who always wished that you had a straight smile but don't like the idea of metal braces. Invisalign will change the way you see braces.

Invisalign is an advanced orthodontic system that uses different custom-made clear aligners (similar to retainers) instead of metal brackets and wires to shift teeth around. Invisalign has helped countless patients get straighter smiles and you could be next. Of course, your candidacy for Invisalign will depend on several factors. Here are some things to consider to help you decide whether Invisalign is right for you.

Your Dental Problems

This is probably the biggest factor when it comes to whether or not you are right for Invisalign treatment. While this orthodontic treatment can handle a lot of different issues, if the problem you are dealing with is too severe or complex, then Invisalign might not be the most effective treatment. For example, Invisalign won’t be able to treat excessive overbites, as well as more complicated jaw or teeth movements.

Here’s what Invisalign can handle:

  • Minor crookedness and overlapping
  • Crowding
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites

Your Age

If you are an older teen or an adult who wants to correct your misaligned smile then Invisalign might be ideal for you. Conversely, children and young teens won’t be right for Invisalign since their teeth and jawbone are still growing.

One reason may teens and adults turn to our Herndon, VA, general dentist for Invisalign is because they love the idea of being able to straighten their smile more discreetly. Transparent aligners mean that people won’t immediately know you are wearing braces.

Your Commitment

Invisalign is a very simple orthodontic treatment that fits into your lifestyle; however, since Invisalign aligners are removable we will need to make sure that you will be dedicated to wearing your aligners as much as possible in order to get the results you want. Yes, you can remove your aligners before meals and before brushing and flossing but the rest of the time you should be wearing your aligners (approximately 22 hours/day).

Here at Herndon Dental Arts, we believe that everyone should feel confident with their smiles. If you are dealing with crooked teeth, gaps between teeth or crowding in Herndon, VA, then call us today to find out whether Invisalign is the solution for you.