Find out what makes someone an ideal candidate for Invisalign treatment.
When you put the health of your smile first, amazing things happen. If you have a crooked or gapping smile, not only does this impact your appearance but it also affects the overall health and function of your teeth. You don’t have to be a kid to benefit from orthodontic treatment. In fact, your Rockwall, and Garland, TX, orthodontist Dr. Mark Allen offers teen and adult patients Invisalign, a nearly invisible way to get the straighter smile you want.
How does Invisalign work?
Instead of bonding brackets and wires to the front of your smile, Invisalign provides you with your very own set of custom-made transparent aligners which cover your teeth. By wearing these aligners for 22 hours each day, they will gradually move teeth into their ideal position over the course of several months.
During this time, you’ll also come into our practice about every 4-6 weeks to monitor the progress of your treatment and for us to answer any questions you might have. Invisalign is great because it’s comfortable, convenient, and gives you the results you want without the whole world seeing your braces.
Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?
There are some factors that we will need to take into consideration before we determine whether or not Invisalign is right for one of our Rockwall, and Garland, TX, patients. Some of these factors include:
Age: Invisalign is an ideal treatment for adults of all ages, and it’s also suitable for older teens. Invisalign isn’t right for children and younger teens because their teeth are still growing.
Dental problems: The issues you want to correct with Invisalign will play the biggest role in whether or not these nearly invisible aligners are right for you. Invisalign is ideal for correcting minor to moderate dental issues such as:
- Open bites
- Gapped teeth
Your dedication: In order to see results with Invisalign it’s important that you are playing your part and wearing your aligners as much as possible. Invisalign makes it easy because you can easily remove aligners prior to eating and brushing, so you don’t have to change your diet or your oral care routine around. However, it’s important that you are dedicated to wearing your aligners for about 20-22 hours each day if you want to see results.
If you are interested in getting Invisalign, Allen & Allen Orthodontics has offices in Rockwall, and Garland, TX, to serve your smile needs. Want a straighter smile? Call us today at 972-772-2500 to schedule an Invisalign consultation with Dr. Allen.