All Invisalign treatment begins with a proper dental examination. It is through this examination that we can find out if you are a good Invisalign candidate.
Invisalign clear braces have become a very popular way to straighten teeth. Many patients choose Invisalign over traditional braces because of their comfortable and discreet qualities. However, because many people aren’t as familiar with this treatment, they don’t know if they’re good candidates.
At The Dental Anesthesia Center, we are one of St. Louis’ Premier Invisalign Clear Braces providers. We will help you determine whether or not Invisalign is right for you.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that uses transparent aligners made of clear plastic to straighten your teeth. They are removable, comfortable, and virtually invisible.
The aligners are designed to wear two weeks at a time before switching out to a different pair. This method helps move your teeth gradually into the desired position. Aligners are made to be worn for at least 22 hours per day, and patients only remove them when they are eating or cleaning their teeth.
Are You a Candidate?
The best way to find out is to come in for a consultation so that our dentists can examine your mouth. All Invisalign treatment begins with a proper dental examination. It is through this examination that we can find out if you are a good Invisalign candidate. However, Invisalign can typically be used for patients who:
- Have a mild to moderate alignment issues
- Are worried about the hassle and appearance of metal braces
- Are 15 years or older
- Have a good oral hygiene routine already established
- Have only slight bite issues
- Have all of their permanent teeth
- Are looking to have a shorter treatment time than braces
- Are willing to wear the aligners for at least 20 hours a day
Invisalign is generally suggested for adults because they typically are more responsible and are committed to their treatment. Teens can still receive Invisalign if they are prepared to keep up with it to get the desired results. If you have any questions regarding Invisalign, it’s important to schedule a consultation with your dentist.
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If you’re looking to get your Invisalign Clear Braces in St. Louis, make sure to give us a call at (314) 862-7844 so that we can talk about possible Invisalign treatment. We look forward to meeting you!
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