If your confidence has taken a hit at the hands of crooked or gappy teeth, chances are you’ve looked into the different orthodontic treatments that are available.
With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which treatment is right for you – but there’s one we’re always asked about.
As these clear aligners become more popular, you likely only have one question on your mind: Am I suitable for Invisalign?
In this post, our expert orthodontists at The Smile Boutique reveal all you need to know about Invisalign, and whether it could be the solution to all of your smile problems.
The good news is that most patients looking to straighten out their smile will be able to undergo Invisalign treatment.
However, there are some exceptions:
Your teeth and gums must be in good overall condition – meaning that if you have any oral diseases or conditions, like gum disease, you need to have these treated first.
You may also be unsuitable for Invisalign if you’ve had certain teeth extracted, have several missing teeth, or have a dental bridge.
Patients wanting to get Invisalign braces should also be at least 13 years old, with all of their adult teeth present and fully erupted.
Invisalign can correct most mild to moderate orthodontic issues, such as:
If you have severe orthodontic problems, Invisalign may not be the best option for you, and you’ll be better off considering a more traditional treatment route – such as fixed metal or ceramic braces.
The full Peterborough Invisalign treatment can correct a plethora of problems in around 12-18 months.
With the help of custom-fitted aligners and attachments, this treatment can be used to guide certain movements to help you achieve your dream smile in the most discreet way possible.
There are many reasons why people are beginning to favour Invisalign treatments over more traditional options.
The biggest advantage is that they’re removable.
You only need to wear your aligners for 22 hours a day, which means you can take them out to eat, drink, and clean your teeth as normal – which naturally makes them a much more hygienic option, too.
Of course, being clear plastic, they’ll go unnoticed by everyone around you – allowing you to straighten your smile without sacrificing your self-esteem. You may even forget that you’re wearing them yourself!
Whether you’re ready to book a consultation for Invisalign in Peterborough, or you have any questions, our team is here to help!Back to blog
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