The alignment of teeth is one of the most important factors in a smile. Proper alignment facilitates proper chewing, enables you to smile with confidence and can alleviate problems like the grinding of teeth.
Few people have a perfect smile. They may need one or more teeth realigned to ensure that their bite fits together like it should. Invisalign® is a cutting-edge method of treating malocclusion, but it isn’t for every patient.
Certain patients may respond more favorably to this lifestyle-conforming method of realigning teeth than others.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® utilizes a series of customized trays designed to slowly shift the teeth in your mouth. These trays can treat many forms of malocclusion while minimizing the overall negative effects that teeth realignment may have upon your normal life.
This means that Invisalign® can require fewer appointments, less discomfort than traditional appliances and allow you to maintain a heightened degree of self-confidence.
How Can You Determine if You Might be a Good Candidate?
The unique nature of Invisalign® makes it somewhat less versatile than traditional appliances. It tends to be best for treating mild cases of malocclusion, which means that the best candidates will fall within the group of patients whom need slight to moderate realignment.
1. You Need Slight to Moderate Corrections
Invisalign® is meant to correct slight to moderate conditions that may affect the alignment of your smile. This means that it’s best at correcting conditions such as:
- Crowding of the teeth
- Small to moderate gaps between teeth
- Overbites, under bites and cross bites
More severe forms of malocclusion may still require the use of more durable appliances.
2. You Have Less Developed Malocclusion
Conditions like crowding tend to grow worse as pressure is applied to the teeth in the mouth. This means that these conditions are best treated by Invisalign® while they remain relatively new.
Patients with more advanced forms of malocclusion may have their teeth more firmly affixed within their mouths. This may make them less viable for treatment by way of Invisalign®. This should motivate you to undergo treatment sooner rather than later.
3. You Have Self-Image Concerns
Invisalign® is designed to be invisible. While this unique nature makes them conform better to the lifestyle requirements of more patients, this also means that realignment can take anywhere between 20 to 50 percent longer than realignment using traditional braces.
If your self-image is important to you, such as if you are a woman in business, then you may be an ideal candidate.
Providing Reliable Teeth Realignment to Patients
Invisalign® provides reliable teeth realignment that remains mostly invisible, allowing you to remain confident about your smile. If you fulfill one or more of the criteria involved, or if you desire to learn more about the Invisalign® treatment, then contact Lach Orthodontic Specialists, with offices in Orlando and Oviedo.
We can tell you all there is to know about Invisalign® and whether or not this is the best treatment option for you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.