Am I A Candidate for Invisalign®?

Have you ever thought of having a straighter, healthier smile but felt too old for braces? With Invisalign, you can achieve your dream smile quickly without the inconveniences of traditional braces. More and more of our patients are asking us about what Invisalign can do for them. While Invislign is helpful to many, we should be clear that not everyone is a candidate for invisible braces. To help determine if Invisalign is right for you, here are some factors to keep in mind.

What does Invisalign® Treat?
The biggest determinant of if you are a good candidate for Invisalign is the current condition of your teeth. Crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, as well as under, over, or crossbites can all cause dental complications down the line. If left unaddressed, bacteria build-up in the crevices of misaligned teeth can potentially lead to gum disease, tooth wear, oral infections, and dental decay. As long as the case is not too severe, Invisalign retainers can help you achieve a straighter smile, making it easier to brush and floss your teeth.

The Right Age For Invisalign®
Invisalign is perfect for older teenagers and adults. Adult braces typically attract unwanted attention to your mouth. While correcting your smile at any age is nothing to be ashamed of, Invisalign’s transparent retainers eliminate any worries of looking like a teen again. Younger teens and children do not always make the best candidates for Invisalign due to their developing mouth and teeth.

Dedication to Change
While Invisalign aligners can and must be removed at certain points during your treatment to eat or drink, it is best to not take advantage of leaving them out for too long. Similar to wire retainers used after traditional braces, if you do not use your Invisalign aligners for the recommended 22 hours a day, your teeth will begin to shift back to their position before starting the treatment.

Learn More About Invisalign With Dr. Ritholtz
The best way to determine if Invisalign is right for you is to consult with an Invisalign provider. Our Platinum Plus Invisalign specialist, Dr. Ritholtz, will work with you to create a unique Invisalign plan specifically for your teeth. To learn more about our free virtual Invisalign scans, please call us at 212-587-0202 or book your appointment with Dr R. online today!