Invisalign has made the once impossible feat of straightening teeth without traditional braces possible with clear, discreet aligners. If you dream of a straighter smile, you may want to know if Invisalign clear aligners would be right for you. At Supreme Dentistry, we offer Invisalign
clear aligners as part of our wide array of cosmetic dentistry services. Call us today at 844.966.2333
to find out if you would make a good Invisalign candidate.
How Do You Know If You Are a Candidate for Invisalign?
While straightening your teeth with clear aligners is much more appealing than getting traditional metal braces, not everyone would make a good candidate for Invisalign. If you are thinking about trying Invisalign clear aligners, here are some things to consider:
- If you have any current dental issues like cavities or gum disease, you need to have them treated before being considered for Invisalign.
- If you have any dental conditions that require oral surgery, you may not be a good candidate.
- If you have dental work like bridges or dental implants, this may impact your candidacy.
- Invisalign may not be a good option for those with TMJ disorder.
- If you have issues such as tooth erosion or misshapen teeth, it may decrease your qualifying chances.
- You have to be willing to commit to wearing your clear aligners at least 20 hours per day.
- You have to be willing to show up for regular appointments with your cosmetic dentist to get your next set of aligners.
What Can You Do If You Are Told You Are Not an Invisalign Candidate?
If you had your heart set on straightening your smile with Invisalign clear aligners, but your dentist said you are not a good candidate, are you out of luck? Not necessarily. Even if you are not the ideal Invisalign candidate, that does not mean enjoying straight teeth from clear aligners is impossible.
You can always get a second opinion from another dentist or orthodontist. Depending on their training and experience working with Invisalign, they may be willing and able to provide you with treatment.
Take care of any dental issues that may be holding you back from getting Invisalign treatment. Once you have had any dental procedures or surgeries needed for your dental health, reach out to your dentist once again to see if you may qualify for Invisalign.
If you have managed all existing dental issues and reached out to multiple dentists but still do not qualify for Invisalign treatment, you may want to consider traditional metal braces.
Helpful Tips for Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign clear aligners have become the treatment of choice for many people since you can straighten your teeth more discreetly. However, there are some things to know before you get started with treatment.
Each time you put in a new set of aligners, you may experience discomfort. This varies by person and can be particularly uncomfortable for some. You can help manage the soreness by applying cold compresses, sucking on ice cubes, taking over-the-counter pain relievers, and applying Orajel to your teeth and gums.
You will need to take your aligners out for eating and drinking anything other than water. Keep your aligner case with you when you go out to eat so you can store your aligners while eating. You may want to keep some mouthwash on hand for a quick rinse in the restroom before placing your aligners back in your mouth. If you are at home or work, you should brush and floss before putting aligners back in.
Straighten Your Smile Discreetly with Invisalign Treatment at Supreme Dentistry
At Supreme Dentistry, you can achieve your most beautiful smile with Invisalign clear aligner treatment by our highly qualified cosmetic dentists. Call our team today at 844.966.2333
or use the online form to find out how to get started with Invisalign at our state-of-the-art dental office.