Invisalign is a modern and wireless alternative to conventional braces. This breakthrough in orthodontia uses a series of custom-made clear trays, also known as aligners, to exert pressure on teeth and move them to the proper position. Invisalign works for different kinds of cases—from simple straightening to bigger fixes.
But who is a candidate for Invisalign? How would you know this option is right for you? Ask yourself these questions.
Do you feel self-conscious about your smile?
Do you have crowded teeth?
Teeth can overlap, twist, bunch up or get pushed to the front or back when there isn’t enough room in your jaw. Crowded teeth make it harder to brush and floss well, increasing the risk of plaque, tartar and bacteria buildup.
Do you have an overbite?
An overbite is when your upper front teeth overlap with your lower front teeth. Larger overbites are called deep bites.
Do you have a crossbite?
A crossbite means your upper and lower jaws do not line up.
Do you have gap teeth?
If you have extra space between two or more of your teeth, you have spacing issues or gap teeth.
Do you have an open bite?
If you close your mouth and your upper and lower teeth do not touch, you have an open bite.
Do you have an underbite?
If your lower teeth are in front of your upper teeth, you have an underbite.
Do you wish you could straighten your teeth without braces?
Can you commit to wearing aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day?
Discipline is a must for Invisalign users. You should only remove your aligners during meals and when you’re brushing your teeth.
You can also try Invisalign’s Smile Assessment test to see if Invisalign is the right treatment for you.
Invisalign can fix crooked or crowded teeth, protruding teeth, imperfect bites, gaps, open bites, crossbites, overbites and underbites. More severe cases might require different or a combination of treatments.
Treating these issues isn’t just for cosmetic purposes. Teeth that don’t fit together can cause issues such a difficulty in eating and speaking and can lead to other issues like periodontal disease, headaches, jaw pain and earaches. Having a straighter smile doesn’t just look better, it’s healthier too.
Our orthodontists, who are experienced in Invisalign, are ready to guide you and answer your questions. Book a consultation today. Call us at +6326212556 (BGC), +6327992784 (Banawe) or +6322969239 (Makati).