Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?

picture of invisalign clear braces in Temple TXIf you are an adult who would like to straighten your teeth but don’t want to deal with traditional braces, Invisalign may be the solution you need. This progressive orthodontic system uses a series of comfortable, clear aligners to nudge your teeth gently into their ideal position.

How do I know if I am fit for Invisalign?

You are a good candidate for Invisalign if your teeth are healthy and your gums are free of disease. You need a strong, sturdy base to support the movement that your teeth will make over time.

Good oral health also tells us that you are committed to following through with your dental care. Compliance and discipline are crucial elements to the success of Invisalign treatment. Invisalign trays are removable for eating and brushing and flossing, but they must be worn at least 22 hours per day to achieve the desired results in the shortest amount of time.

Each patient has individual needs!

Whether or not you’re are a good candidate also depends mainly on the type of dental work you need. Invisalign is an excellent short-term orthodontic that can address many alignment issues like crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth. However, if you need to correct underlying issues like overbites and underbites, you may be a better candidate for traditional braces.

If you’re considering Invisalign in Temple and have questions, please contact Temple Dental Trails and Dr. Richard Leung will be happy to sit down with you to discuss your needs.

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