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.