Many people ask us the following question: “Is Invisalign right for me?” In this post, we will describe how we go about determining the patients who would benefit from this treatment and other important criteria involving Invisalign.
Who Is a Prime Invisalign Candidate?
Anyone who suffers from crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite, and underbite. This program of wearing clear aligners has proven to effectively treat a wide spectrum of teeth-straightening issues.
In addition, it is popular with many adults because the trays are removable, making meals and meetings easier. Brushing and flossing are also less complicated than doing so with braces. In addition, the smooth plastic does not pose the irritation risk of metal braces and wires.
Who Is Not a Candidate?
Braces are still around for a reason. There are several situations where the aligner trays cannot achieve optimum results, including: root movements, vertical movements, canine rotation, and back tooth bite relationships.
Instead of describing each of these scenarios – and putting you through dental school in the process – it is best to say that every potential Invisalign patient has a consultation with Dr. Rittenberg. He will go over the particulars of the case and help determine if an Invisalign treatment will help.
Why Should Patients Ask about Invisalign?
Healthy teeth and gums are a key part of overall health. Having crooked teeth or spacing issues can worsen over time and open the door for more serious health problems, such as periodontal disease, tooth decay, and even tooth loss.
As people get older, the chance of treating these problems with braces decreases. Many adults do not want braces because of the limits they set on lifestyle. Invisalign offers a way to fix problems without the limits.
Our Invisalign Treatment
Dr. Rittenberg has treated many patients successfully. Our Smile Gallery shows just a few of the improved smiles that have resulted from Invisalign. So contact us if you are interested or if you have follow-up questions. We’re happy to help in any way we can.