Are you looking to transform the look and feel of your smile? Well, maybe Invisalign treatment could be the one for you. Invisalign is a relatively new form of cosmetic treatment designed to gradually straighten your teeth without the need for metal wires and brackets. Metal wires and brackets are commonly associated with traditional braces and were usually the treatment of choice recommended by the dentist to get your teeth straightened. Now, there is a new form a treatment available, Invisalign.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a clear, transparent aligner developed in a plastic form used to adjust the positioning of your teeth. The aligners are completely transparent and custom-designed to fit around the upper and lower aspects of your teeth to straighten the teeth for a balanced straight smile. Gradually, the aligners help to move your teeth inward towards the projected final position.
The clear aligners are virtually invisible and removable. This means that you can wear the aligners and smile at the same time, and there will be no inclination from anybody that you’re wearing the aligners. Unlike traditional braces, you can remove the aligners to brush your teeth and when eating.
Is Invisalign Right For You?
It’s no secret that the popularity of Invisalign is rising, and if you’re wondering whether Invisalign treatment is right for you, you can find out by answering the following four questions:
What Is Your Problem?
First and foremost, you only need to consider Invisalign treatment if your teeth aren’t straight and you’re after a straight smile. Invisalign treatment can treat the following problems:
- Gaps In Teeth – A gap in your smile can cause a decrease in confidence
- Malocclusion – Crowded teeth are also known as malocclusion, where you have an abnormal bite. This can attribute tot either an overbite, where the upper teeth sit too far forward of the lower teeth, an underbite, where the upper teeth sit behind the lower teeth, or a crossbite, where the upper teeth fit inside of the lower teeth.
- Crowded Teeth – Crowded or overcrowded teeth occur when the teeth run out of “real estate”, meaning the teeth press together but are not aligned properly. This can result in some teeth sitting higher position that others. This can also cause wear-and-tear on your teeth.
How Old Are You?
Invisalign is the perfect treatment choice for adolescents and adults, but its not ideal for children, particularly as their mouths are still in the stage of development. The transparency of Invisalign is what makes the aligners more appealing. There are no restrictions of age for adolescents and adults to have Invisalign. If you’re interested, get down to the dentist.
Are You Committed?
Are you committed to the results Invisalign treatment can bring? Some people opt-out of Invisalign due to maintenance. Invisalign aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours a day to achieve the desired results. The aligners need to be removed when brushing and flossing your teeth, or when eating. The mistake you don’t want to make is leaving the aligners on the side and for a dental accident to occur, for example, if your teeth shift out of position or the positioning of your teeth change.
Can You Afford It?
The final cost of Invisalign treatment depends on how long you need to wear them for. Every individual has their own concerns, and it is important that you research on the general cost of Invisalign to get a better idea. Invisalign treatment can range from $2000 upwards. This is something the dentist can estimate depending on the scale of treatment and end results.
Answering these four questions will give you a better idea as to whether you’re eligible for Invisalign treatment or not. You may also seek advice from a professional dentist to help get you started. Why not get in touch with our experienced team at Marvel Orthodontics who will gladly assist you to transform your smile? Contact us here and get in touch with us now!