If you are avoiding orthodontics because you can’t stand the thought of wearing braces and would prefer to have crooked teeth, then Invisalign® may be a clear choice for you. By choosing Invisalign® there’s a solution that renders braces virtually invisible.

Invisalign® aligners are comfortable, low profile, custom-made clear trays made to fit your teeth and your lifestyle and most people may not even know you are wearing them! Not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign®, or their case may be a little bit more complicated than others. In less idea cases or more complicated cases Dr. Papworth will refer you to an excellent Orthodonist.

THE ADVANTAGES OF INVISALIGN®

  • Save Time: Appointments are only needed every eight to twelve weeks to pick up your next sets of aligners.
  • Self-Confidence: a bright new smile which makes a strong impression. People most likely won’t notice you wearing them unless you tell them … so smile confidently!
  • Convenience: Aligners can be removed to eat, drink, or to brush your teeth. Each aligner is worn for a one to two week time frame.
  • Eat Your Favorite Foods: Remove your aligners before each meal. You do not have to worry about the hassle of food getting stuck between your brackets or breaking brackets such as with traditional braces!

Who is a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional orthodontic braces for older teens and adults, but it isn’t for everyone.  Following a consultation, the qualified team at StarWhite Dental can help you to decide if Invisalign is right for you.  Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign can treat a variety of cosmetic dental concerns, including misalignment issues like crooked or crowded (overlapping) teeth and gaps in your smile, as well as malocclusion problems like overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite.  Invisalign may not be ideal in instances of severe crookedness, such as teeth (particularly molars) that have rotated more than 20 degrees, or cases where several significant problems exist.

In such cases, traditional orthodontic braces may be necessary to correct the smile.  Previous dental work, such as a dental bridge, may preclude certain patients from benefitting from Invisalign.  Invisalign also isn’t suitable for patients requiring extractions to correct their smile.

Invisalign is recommended for patients that are committed to straightening their smile.  Because these invisible aligners are removable, it is the responsibility of the patient to wear them 22 hours each, removing them only to eat and practice proper oral hygiene.  Patients that aren’t committed to all-day wear for the duration of treatment will not enjoy the full benefits of Invisalign.

If you’re interested in perfecting your smile and you want to find out if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, the experts at StarWhite Dental are happy to perform a smile assessment test and discuss your options for creating a beautiful, straight smile.