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Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

close up of woman using invisalign | clear braces in Springfield ILInvisalign is one of the most popular choices today to fix alignment issues, especially in adults. It's no wonder since Invisalign provides great results without the aesthetic issues presented with traditional braces. However, not everyone is a candidate for this treatment option. Here are some ways you can get a good idea of whether or not you'll be a candidate. Keep in mind, however, that visiting an Invisalign dentist is the only way to know for sure!

  • How severe are your alignment issues? Invisalign is only effective for patients whose alignment issues are not too severe. If you have intense alignment problems, a dentist will be able to examine your teeth and help you choose an option that will give you the results you are looking for, and it may not be Invisalign. However, less severe issues can be easily corrected with this procedure. Invisalign can treat gaps or overcrowding, underbite and overbite issues, as well as crossbite concerns that you may have.
  • Your age: Invisalign is typically better for older teens and adults, whose teeth are no longer growing. Invisalign also requires a strong commitment to keeping your aligners on as much as possible, which is another reason that adults and older teens are typically a better fit for this treatment. It's also more common for teens and adults to have concerns about the aesthetics of traditional braces. 
  • Dedication: As mentioned previously, keeping your aligners in place is vital towards seeing improvement with Invisalign. The best patients for this treatment are those who are dedicated to getting the smile they want, and therefore are willing to stay committed to keeping those aligners in place as much as possible. Since they are removable, it's easy to leave them off if you aren't dedicated to the process. 

Invisalign Clear Braces in Springfield IL

If you have any questions about whether or not Invisalign is a good option for you, visiting a dentist is the best way to get your questions asked. Don't hesitate to contact our Springfield dentist office today for more information, and to schedule a consultation. 

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