If you suffer from gaps between your teeth, crooked teeth, an underbite, overbite, or a crossbite, you may be a good candidate for Invisalign® braces in Collierville. These clear plastic aligners are one of the most discrete method of orthodontic treatment available today. You may get the smile you have always wanted and very few people will even know you are wearing braces.
Who is a Good Candidate?
The best candidates are older teenagers and adults. Children and young teenagers may not be good candidates because their teeth and jawbone are still growing. If you feel embarrassed to wear traditional metal braces, whether it is at school or at work, Invisalign® may be your best option. With digital technology, the movement of your teeth is predetermined from the beginning and the aligners are made to progressively push your teeth a little at a time, so you get a new aligner about every two weeks.
This Treatment Takes Dedication
Traditional braces don’t come off until your treatment is completed. It may be tiresome and difficult to keep them clean, but you have to be vigilant if you don’t want problems with weakened enamel and decay after your teeth have become straight. This is not a problem with Invisalign® because they are removable.
You can take out the aligners when you eat and clean your teeth, so there are no dietary restrictions or difficult hours flossing between wires. However, you must wear them at least 22 hours per day, so if you forget to replace them or leave them in a restaurant, you will need to get a replacement and your treatment could take longer.
Invisalign® Has Many Uses
If you have overcrowded teeth, or teeth with wide gaps between, Invisalign® can help. Teeth move with gentle pressure. Excessive pressure can damage the bone and tooth root. Invisalign® applies the right amount of pressure to move teeth to their correct position just as efficiently as metal braces, with the added bonus of virtual invisibility.
The best way to know if you are a candidate for Invisalign® in Collierville is to talk to our specialist at Sneed Dental Arts in Collierville and have your dental issues evaluated. If you are looking for a way to get the orthodontic treatment you didn’t get as a child, but don’t want to meet the public with a mouth full of braces, Invisalign® may be the answer. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!