Is Invisalign the Right Orthodontic Treatment for Me?

By Linden Dental
January 25, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Learn about the factors that could make you a good candidate for Invisalign.

Want to get a straighter smile this year? If so, then you’ve probably been talking to your Naples, FL dentists, Drs. Richard and Maria Linden, about your orthodontic options. More than likely you’ve heard about Invisalign, the practically invisible way to correct dental Invisalignmalocclusions and other problems to get an overall straighter smile. Find out more about Invisalign and if it’s right for you.

Your Dental Issues

The biggest factor that helps your Naples cosmetic dentist decide whether you are right for Invisalign is the type of issue you want to fix and how severe it is. If your dental issues are too severe (e.g. large overbites) or complex, Invisalign may not be the right orthodontic treatment.

Invisalign is able to treat most mild to moderate issues such as,

  • Overcrowding
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Open bites
  • Crossbites

Your Age

Invisalign is a great option for both older teens and adults to finally get the straighter smile they’ve always wanted. However, children and young teens aren’t good Invisalign candidates because their teeth are still growing.

Those who are old enough to get Invisalign will enjoy the transparent, nearly invisible, and removable aligners versus the traditional wire-and-bracket braces that you’ve always known. Work meetings, school presentations, a first date can all be made a little easier by wearing Invisalign.

Your Commitment

This may not seem like a big factor but it really can be. Invisalign makes it easier than ever for people to get the straighter smile they want, but because these aligners are removable you have to have the discipline to wear them for at least 22 hours out of the day. Removing your aligners to eat, drink (anything other than water), brush, and floss are the only exceptions.

Ready to take the next step and schedule a consultation with your general dentist in Naples, FL? Then call Linden Dental today and let us know that you are interested in Invisalign.