Are You a Good Invisalign Candidate?
Anyone can be an Invisalign Candidate. Braces are not solely a teen rite of passage. Invisalign has changed orthodontic treatment forever, in a good way. Because Invisalign is practically invisible, the door has been opened to millions more people at any age who want straight teeth but who absolutely don’t want to be a “metal mouth.” The only question now is: Are you a good Invisalign candidate in Manhattan?
Problems Invisalign Can Fix
Improving tooth alignment not only makes your teeth and smile look better, your dental health and overall health can be improved too. Crooked teeth can impact how your food is chewed and digested. And misaligned teeth are more susceptible to cavities and plaque because it’s far more difficult to clean teeth thoroughly.
In many situations, Invisalign is able to treat almost every misalignment condition that traditional metal braces correct, including:
- Gapped teeth
- Open bite
- Overly crowded teeth
Invisalign for Teens
While braces may be mistakenly thought of as the domain of teens alone, Invisalign is not only for grown-ups. Teens can be responsible for their invisible aligners too. In fact, according to the makers of Invisalign, teens are often more reliable than adults about wearing their aligners 20 to 22 hours a day as instructed.
As an orthodontic treatment, Invisalign can be a success for teens and their oral health needs, as well as their social comfort. More Invisalign research discovered that 92 percent of teens feel isolated from their peers when they’re wearing traditional metal braces. Invisalign, however, offers a giant self-esteem boost to teens because there is nothing jagged, chunky, and gleaming on their teeth to be self-conscious about.
Invisalign Teen was developed specifically for teens and the aligners come equipped with “wear indicators” – small blue dots that fade over time when the aligner is worn as instructed. Follow the rules for Invisalign and that sometimes awkward stage of wearing braces as an adolescent will be over before you know it.
Invisalign for Adults
Adults are busy, and they may have a lot going on professionally and personally that could get in the way of pursuing a straight smile. But Invisalign eliminates the awkwardness and discomfort of traditional metal braces and makes the impossible seem possible, even for a CEO, a teacher, a salesperson, a clergyman, a lawyer, a mom.
Whatever your profession or lifestyle, Invisalign is practically invisible, which means you can go about your daily life without anyone ever needing to know that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. Give the speech, have the interview, meet with the client, or smile big – your teeth will gradually straighten, improving your appearance and bite, and the whole treatment is completed on the down-low.
Besides giving you a comfortable, strong, attractive smile, Invisalign provides freedom. Adults are free from food restrictions, free from the obvious look of traditional metal braces, and free from the stigma of being a “brace face.”
You’re Never Too Old to Consider Invisalign
Some demographics eliminate themselves from Invisalign treatment because they believe their age makes this treatment impossible. But that’s simply not true. It’s your dentist you need to ask about orthodontic treatment – don’t assume you aren’t eligible because you’re of a certain age.
If you’ve gone a lifetime wishing for straight teeth, now is the time to get what you want. If you underwent orthodontic treatment in the past but didn’t wear your retainers and your teeth have shifted back out of alignment, now you can fix the problems. It is never too late to improve your smile, whether it’s with Invisalign or another type of cosmetic dentistry treatment.
When you’re self-conscious about your teeth because of their misalignment, it’s time to talk to your Midtown cosmetic dentist about Invisalign treatment and whether it will work for you. You’ll never know if you’re a good Invisalign candidate unless you ask.
Dr. Sandip Sachar and Dr. Katherine Wong are certified Invisalign providers in Manhattan, with years of experience fitting patients with Invisalign. Make your appointment with Dr. Sachar or Dr. Wong at Sachar Dental in Midtown to find out whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign.