Most people have heard about Invisalign and wondered if they could be a candidate for this type of orthodontic treatment. The truth is, only a dental provider can tell you whether or not you are a candidate for this type of clear braces treatment. There are a few things your dentist may evaluate during a consultation for this type of treatment. Dr. Ghina Morad can help you determine if clear braces are right for you and explain how the process works. Instead of metal brackets and wires, you get clear trays that are customized for every step of your treatment. Here are some things she may be looking for during a consultation for Invisalign.
Mild or Moderate Alignment Problems
For your Invisalign treatment to be successful, you must have mild or moderate issues with alignment or spacing of the teeth. Patients with especially severe problems may not be able to see the best results with clear braces or trays. For those patients, the traditional metal braces may be best.
Adults or Teenagers
Next, most dental providers recommend Invisalign only for older patients, such as adults or teenagers. Younger children may not be able to follow all of the treatment steps and experience all of the benefits of this treatment because of their age. Because the trays can be easily removed, children may be too tempted to take them out frequently.
Common Issues With Teeth
Invisalign is also an effective treatment for common problems with teeth, such as crowding, gaps, overbites or underbites. Anything out of the ordinary or complex may need a little more intense treatment from metal braces.
Patient’s Level of Commitment
The last thing your dental provider will consider before recommending this treatment is your level of commitment. If you are not willing to wear the dental trays and follow the directions of your doctor, you may not be an ideal candidate for Invisalign.
If you are ready to schedule an appointment for an evaluation, contact our office in San Carlos, CA today. We can help you choose the right plan of treatment for your teeth!