3 Ways to Determine if Invisalign is Right for You

Hayward CA Cosmetic DentistsInvisalign has swept the world of dentistry as one of the most convenient and effective orthodontic solutions available. This clear aligner therapy can straighten your teeth without the embarrassment, restrictions and discomfort of metal braces. While only a certified Invisalign provider can determine your specific candidacy, here are some questions to ask yourself to find out if you may benefit from Invisalign:

1. What do you want to fix?
Invisalign can address a wide range of issues including gapped teeth, crowded teeth, overbite, underbite and crossbite. However, the biggest determinant of a good Invisalign candidate is whether or not these issues are severe. Invisalign is best for moderate cases or issues that do not involve shifting your jaw position. It is excellent for correcting front teeth that are gapped or crooked.

2. How old are you?
Invisalign is most suitable for older teenagers and adults. Children and young teenagers are not ideal candidates for Invisalign because their teeth are still growing. However, adults and older teens are especially grateful for the transparency that Invisalign provides, as it means that social gatherings, school functions and work presentations can be enjoyed with confidence.

3. Are you committed to straightening your smile?
It is true that Invisalign is easier and more convenient in many ways compared traditional braces. However, it doesn't mean that Invisalign doesn't require a certain level of dedication to the treatment process. Invisalign trays can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing. However, they should be worn for at least 22 hours a day for the treatment to be successful. In addition, the trays must be changed out as advised by your dentist or orthodontist, which is typically every 2 weeks.

To learn if Invisalign is right for you, please call Cosmetic Dentistry of Hayward for a consultation. We would love to evaluate your smile and tell you the remarkable advantages of choosing Invisalign for yourself or your teen.

Cosmetic Dentistry of Hayward
27206 Calaroga Ave, #216
Hayward, CA 94545
(510) 782-7821