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What Makes a Good Invisalign Candidate?

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Invisalign invisible braces are very appealing to patients that are considering orthodontic treatment. Not only are they invisible, but they’re more comfortable to wear than traditional braces that have wires and brackets involved. But how do you know if Invisalign is right for you?

If your needs are more mild to moderate, then Invisalign invisible braces are almost always an option for you. Because the alignment trays work in a different manner than traditional orthodontics, cases that are less severe are typically much more efficient for Invisalign to treat. That being said, certain severe cases of crowding or tooth misalignment may still be able to be effectively treated, depending on your personal needs.

To get the most out of Invisalign, you have to be committed to your treatment. Invisalign recommends that for the most effective results, patients should wear their aligners for at least 20 hours each day. This means you can take the aligners out during meals or your oral hygiene routine, and that’s about it. You have to be dedicated to wearing your trays all day, every day, to see your smile transform the way it would if you were wearing regular braces.

You’ll have to see your Invisalign dentist every 6-8 weeks to progress with your treatment. A few sets of alignment trays will be sent home with you at each follow up, and changing those trays on the appropriate date will allow your treatment to progress.

Every prospective Invisalign patient should schedule a visit with his or her dentist.  During this visit, your smile and individual needs will be assessed, as well as to whether or not Invisalign is the best treatment method for your smile.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Mitul Patel 


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