Are You An Ideal Candidate For Invisalign? 5 Things You Should Know
Everyone wishes a beautiful and healthy smile. It is a sign of health, happiness, and confidence. With the advancement in dental sciences, even people who were not naturally blessed with a healthy smile had the chance to perfect it. Crooked teeth were straightened, gaps were closed, and dental protrusions were expertly treated by orthodontists.
While traditional braces helped people time and again to correct their malocclusion, they were a hindrance to most people during the treatment period. Wired brackets attached to the teeth made it impossible to eat certain types of food, showed whenever the patient smiled and even hurt their mouth at times due to constant rubbing against the cheeks and lips. This is when invisible braces like Invisalign clear aligners became mainstream and popular.
Today our expert orthodontists and hundreds of our happy patients recommend Invisalign treatment for straighter, aligned and beautiful teeth. However, before getting your hopes high, it is important to know whether you are the right candidate for Invisalign. In this blog, we will discuss 5 things you should know before going for Invisalign treatment.
Fact 1: Your Age Matters
Unlike traditional braces, your age matters a lot more for Invisalign treatment. Our orthodontists in Dubai usually recommend this treatment for older teens and adults due to the increased responsibilities that come with the treatment.
Adolescents and adults are considered better candidates because of their ability to follow instructions better. Invisalign clear aligners are plastic trays that must be worn over the patient's teeth for a minimum of 22 hours every day and the trays must be changed every two weeks. Younger patients tend to lose track of the schedule or even the trays at times, which will impact the treatment outcome negatively.
Fact 2: Not all malocclusion issues can be treated
The outcome of Invisalign treatment depends upon the severity of the malocclusion issue treated. While these invisible braces can be used effectively to correct crooked teeth, protrusions, gaps between the teeth, overcrowding, crossbites, underbites, and overbites, it once again comes down to the severity of the condition. For instance, the treatment can only reliably close up to 6mm of space per arch (the upper and lower teeth). Similarly, a combination of one or more of these issues may not be effectively treated with Invisalign. In such cases, our orthodontists suggest traditional braces.
Fact 3: Your level of commitment decides the outcome
Apart from your age and severity of malocclusion, your level of commitment also matters when it comes to Invisalign treatment. Regular maintenance of the aligner trays are very necessary for keeping plaque build-up and infections away from your teeth. As mentioned before, you need to wear a particular set of aligners for a minimum of 22 hours a day, except when you are eating. The aligner tray set must be changed to a new one every two weeks without fail for timely completion of the treatment. In short, Invisalign treatment does test your level of commitment to bringing a change to your smile.
Fact 4: Invisalign is ideal for busy professionals
As a person looking to perfect their teeth, you should also evaluate why you wish to commit to this particular treatment. Invisalign treatment is ideal for professionals with a busy schedule who cannot spare a lot of time on dental appointments. Further, as aligners are very discreet, it doesn’t hinder your speech nor your looks when you interact with people daily. In short, make sure to take your lifestyle as well into consideration when opting for Invisalign treatment.
Fact 5: Choose the right orthodontist
While there are a lot of online smile assessment tests to determine your candidature for Invisalign treatment, it is best to consult with our expert orthodontists before going forth with the treatment. Mail-order aligners you see online are not custom made to fit your teeth. They can do more harm to your teeth than good. Besides, considering all the facts mentioned above, only an orthodontist can analyze and confirm your candidature for the treatment. With the right professional opinion and treatment, your chances of getting the best results are much higher.
If you are interested in Invisalign treatment, visit Dome MedDental Clinic DMCC today and consult with one of the best Orthodontists in Dubai, Dr. Rami Nahal. Overcome your dental malocclusion issues with the right treatment from our expert at the earliest.