Is Invisalign Right for Me?

Middle aged brown haired woman smiling while holding a clear Invisalign aligner.

Many of us aren’t born with straight teeth, but these days, we have plenty of orthodontic treatments to choose from to get us the picture-perfect smiles we dream of having. One of the most popular options currently available is Invisalign®. Compared to traditional braces, this treatment offers a barely noticeable way to fix the alignment of your teeth. Willow Smiles Dentistry offers Invisalign custom-made clear aligners. Wondering whether it’s the right orthodontic procedure for you? Here are some things to consider.

A Clear Solution

Many people want to straighten their teeth but can’t move forward with the process. Some feel self-conscious about how they might look with braces. Others don’t want to commit to several years dealing with metal brackets. Are you one of these people? Invisalign might be the exact solution you want. Made from clear material that’s designed to fit snugly around your teeth, Invisalign aligners are hardly visible. You don’t have to feel shy about your smile while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Many adults and teenagers choose Invisalign specifically because of this aesthetic advantage. You also don’t have to make changes to your diet or oral hygiene routine.

Alignment Issues

Invisalign is designed to treat alignment issues like gaps, crowding, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. If you’re dealing with any of these, it’s worth considering Invisalign. If your case is severe, however, it might be better for you to go with braces since braces can handle more advanced repositioning. However, don’t assume your teeth are too crooked for Invisalign without a consultation. Sometimes crooked teeth look worse than they really are.

Commitment to the Treatment

One of the great things about Invisalign is that the clear trays can be removed when eating and when brushing your teeth. Because of this, it can be tempting to take them out more often than you should. To ensure your treatment goes according to plan, you need to have your Invisalign aligners in for at least 22 hours a day. Most adults have no problem with this commitment. Some teens may not be so diligent or may be prone to losing the aligners. If you or your family member would rather not worry about aligners going in and out of your mouth, it may be better to choose braces, which are fixed onto the teeth.

Clear Aligners in Puyallup, WA

If you still have some questions about Invisalign and want to see if it’s the best choice for your smile, we invite you to come into Willow Smiles Dentistry for a consultation. We provide Invisalign clear aligner therapy, so we’re happy to assess whether it makes sense for your smile goals. Call or click the contact button today to set up your one-on-one appointment!

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