How Do I know If Invisalign Will Work For Me?
As an Invisalign Diamond Plus orthodontist, our team has a lot of experience with Invisalign. We’re here to help answer this question and many more. Appel Orthodontics offers free consultations online or in-office to assist you in determining which orthodontic treatment functions best for your needs. For the time being, we wanted to provide you with factors you should consider when figuring out if Invisalign or Invisalign Teen is right for you.
What Dental Issues Are You Hoping to Treat?
While Invisalign is an adaptable and overall versatile treatment option, it cannot effectively correct all alignment issues. With the help of a trained orthodontist, clear aligners like Invisalign can be used to treat gapped teeth, overcrowding, under bites, overbites, and cross bites. However, some more extreme cases may not be treatable using Invisalign and often need to rely on treatment with metal or ceramic braces.
The ultimate way to determine if your case is treatable with Invisalign is to contact us! We’re here to help and eager to work with you to achieve the smile you’re looking for.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign uses the latest 3-D computer technology to create a series of customized aligners.
How Old Are You?
While Invisalign and Invisalign Teen are great for adults and teenagers who’d like to fix their smiles without the aesthetic impact of traditional braces, these clear aligners aren’t great for everyone. Their transparency and the ability to remove the aligners makes Invisalign desirable to people of all ages. However, younger children might not be able to wear Invisalign because their teeth are still growing. We typically suggest other orthodontic treatment for children but it’s best to consult with your orthodontist to see if it’s a good fit for your child.
How Dedicated Are You To Treatment?
It’s vital to leave your Invisalign clear aligners in for at least 22 hours every day. They can be removed for eating, playing sports, and cleaning but you should leave them in during all other activities. If you’re compulsively forgetful and remove your aligner without putting it back in, Invisalign may not be a good fit. Treatment is dependent on wearing your aligners consistently. Consider traditional braces that compel you to commit to treatment.
Work With An Orthodontist
While you can endlessly research whether clear aligners are right for you, it’s best to let an expert decide. The team at Appel Orthodontics is happy to help you find the orthodontic treatment that first your wants, needs, and budget. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation for Invisalign in Philadelphia, PA. We offer online or in-office consults.