Who qualifies as a good candidate for Invisalign?

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If you have teeth which are crooked or ones which go in all directions, you can easily correct them without having to wear metal devices inside your mouth. With Invisalign you now get customized invisible aligners which will correct your teeth gradually and also in a nearly painless and of course extremely convenient manner.

The fantastic thing about Invisalign is that the aligners are transparent and so they won’t affect your appearance while your teeth are being corrected. You can also drink and eat comfortably since you can remove the aligners. Oral hygiene can be maintained as well since flossing and brushing is quite convenient. Clear aligners are also extremely comfortable too as you can have an “improved” smile while the straightening treatment is going on.

Before you start the treatment, it is important for you to figure out whether you are the right candidate for Invisalign.

1.Do you have treatable conditions?

Check whether you suffer from any of the below mentioned conditions:

- Widely spaced teeth
- Overbite
- Under bite
- Crowded teeth
- Cross bite

2.Do you have the time for Invisalign treatment?

After all, the treatment will take anywhere between 9 months to one and a half years. During this timeframe you will have to change to a new set of aligners which are a wee bit different from the previous set that you used. This switch will have to be done on a bi-weekly basis. Using differently-shaped aligners will help your teeth to naturally and gradually move into the desired position. To see exceptional results, you will have to wear the aligners continuously on a daily basis throughout your treatment period

On the other hand, Invisalign braces can be removed so it will be much more comfortable when compared to conventional metal braces – no need to worry about pieces of food stuck in metal brackets!

3.Will I finish the course of treatment?

One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign is that you can take of your aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss comfortably. However, before you put your aligners back on, you have to brush both your teeth and aligners. If you are the type who snacks frequently or tends to forget, the treatment may not be all that successful. Once your treatment is complete, you will have to wear a transparent aligner every couple of weeks to maintain the smile. Give some thought to whether you can do all the above mentioned or else you will risk wasting your hard earned money on half finished treatment.

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