Am I a Viable Candidate for Invisalign?

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As a pioneer for advanced technology in the dentist’s office, Single Visit Dentistry is proud to offer Invisalign and other affordable orthodontia for the residents of Pompano Beach. If you’re looking to straighten your teeth but without sacrificing your beautiful smile to braces, then you’re in luck! Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that helps to straighten teeth without clunky metal braces and cumbersome rubber bands. Invisalign involves wearing a series of neat, custom-made, clear plastic aligners that help shift your teeth into the proper position. The best part? No one will notice you’re wearing them! 

Another added benefit of Invisalign is that they are removable for brushing and flossing purposes. Invisalign can fix several dental issues, including gapped teeth, crowded teeth, overbite, underbite, and crossbite. But unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign. To find out if you will benefit from Invisalign treatment, then read over some of the factors that dictate whether you’re a viable candidate or not.

Age

The first factor is the patient’s age. Older teens to adults are the ideal age range for Invisalign because they are more responsible with the removable and almost invisible liners. Braces are still the best choice for fixing dental issues for younger children because they are permanent and cannot be removed easily by the child.

Responsibility

With age comes responsibility. Since the Invisalign plates are removable, you need to be sure you keep track of them and be responsible enough to insert them back in your mouth every time you brush or floss. Since they’re almost invisible, you also need to make sure you don’t forget them in the bathroom after you take them off. Children, and even some adults, have been known to accidentally take them off at a restroom sink or restaurant and forget them. Parents should always think twice about committing to the Invisalign treatment for their young child when considering the responsibility factor.

Appearance

Another reason older teens and young adults are the ideal age range for Invisalign is to combat general self-conscious and anxiety that comes from superficial appearance. With braces, everyone can tell you’re getting your teeth fixed, but it can look bulky and unappealing. With Invisalign, older teens and young adults no longer have to fear about ruining their first impressions. You no longer have to worry about food being stuck in your braces, so say goodbye to the days of self-consciousness.

Price

Normally, Invisalign is more expensive than traditional braces. Then including households where there are several young smiles to fix, orthodontia can become quite expensive. This plays into the responsibility of Invisalign: losing the Invisalign liners and replacing them can be a costly accident. Although Invisalign has many advantages, the price should be considered when deciding if Invisalign is right for you.

The Timeline

If you are a viable candidate for Invisalign, then you should be aware of the timeline of treatment. You will wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. You will be replacing each aligner with the next in the series for an average of 9-15 months while your teeth will move little by little, week by week until they have straightened to their final position. Every 6 weeks patients will visit for checkups to ensure their treatment progressing as planned. By the end of your treatment, you will have a beautifully white smile that shines!

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To truly determine if you’re a viable candidate for Invisalign, then please call Single Visit Dentistry’s office to schedule an initial consultation. Our goal is to give everyone that visits our practice a great dental experience. We hope you’ll choose Single Visit Dentistry for all your family’s general dentistry and orthodontic needs. Call our Pompano Beach office today at (954)870-4781 to get started with your Invisalign experience!

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