Posted on August 3, 2020
Let’s face it: everyone wants a beautiful smile. And although that desire hasn’t changed much over the years, orthodontics certainly has. Options for teen and adult braces were once relatively limited, but clear aligners are now more accessible to the masses, providing a convenient, comfortable, and subtle way to straighten the teeth.
Invisalign is incredibly popular and can correct a number of dental issues for a wide variety of patients. Not only can clear aligners straighten the teeth, but this treatment can also bolster the patient’s self-esteem. In fact, 47% of teenage invisible braces users experienced a confidence boost throughout the course of their treatment, compared to just 22% of teens who wore traditional metal braces. It’s no wonder that many orthodontists recommend this treatment to those searching for a discreet orthodontic treatment option.
That said, clear aligners aren’t an appropriate choice for every patient. While your orthodontist should be regarded as your best resource when determining the right oral care option in your case, it may be helpful to learn a bit more about which situations can be effectively treated with Invisalign and whether you might be a good candidate for clear aligners.
Overall, clear aligners can be used to treat many kinds of tooth alignment concerns and may be an appropriate choice for the majority of patients. But in the end, only your orthodontist or dental professional can make a definitive recommendation about whether you’re a good candidate for clear aligners — and only you can decide whether this treatment option is a good fit for your lifestyle. For additional information on your orthodontic treatment options or to schedule an appointment, please contact our team today.