When a person’s teeth are not properly aligned, they may suffer from embarrassment over their appearance. Not only do alignment issues cause self-confidence concerns, but they can also lead to tooth pain and other problems. Instead of wearing traditional metal braces, some individuals may qualify for Invisalign®.
What is Invisalign®?
In the past, the only form of treating tooth alignment problems was with metal braces, which were cumbersome to wear. Today, many individuals can wear Invisalign® and expect the same results, with no need to wear metal braces.
Invisalign® is a clear orthodontic solution that allows individuals to be treated for their tooth alignment problems. A series of clear aligner trays are crafted for the individual and each aligner tray is worn for a set amount of time. The aligners are clear, so no one will even be able to tell the person’s teeth are being treated. The aligners can be removed for eating and brushing the teeth but should be worn at all other times, including while sleeping.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Invisalign® clear braces work best for adults and teens. This orthodontic treatment is not recommended for children because their teeth are still maturing and results can vary. The following are some of the criteria that could make a person a good candidate for Invisalign®.
- Mild misalignment
- Gaps between the teeth
- Mild overbite
- Mild underbite
- Moderate to severe malocclusion
- Protruding teeth
To discover if this orthodontic treatment is the right choice, an individual will need to schedule a consultation meeting with our team at Sneed Dental Arts. If you are interested in this treatment, schedule your consultation at one of our locations in Collierville or Cordova. Contact us today to book your appointment.