If you’re looking for a way to improve your smile, you’ve probably begun to explore your options. One such option that you’ve come across is Invisalign. There are also standard braces, retainers, and other appliances that can be used to improve your smile. With so many options, it can be difficult to choose. Here are a few ways to help you determine if Invisalign is right for you.
Improving your smile can be done in many different ways. Exactly what you want to change and improve your smile will help determine which course is the best for you to take. So, what is it that you’d like to change? If you want to straighten your teeth, Invisalign may be a good option. Although it will depend what kind of straightening you want to do. If you have gapped teeth or crowded teeth, you would be a great candidate for Invisalign. If you have an underbite or a crossbite, Invisalign will work for you too. As long as what you want to fix isn’t an extreme case, Invisalign will work for you. However, if you think your situation is more extreme, you may need to talk to an orthodontist about the best course of action.
Another way to determine if Invisalign is the way to go is whether you would benefit from transparent smile correction or not. For adults who may be embarrassed about having braces (maybe for the second time!), having clear straighteners is a huge plus. You can straighten your smile and not have to worry about people taking great notice of your “metal mouth” like they might with traditional braces. Teenagers, who are already very sensitive about their looks, may feel more comfortable with Invisalign. No matter your age or circumstance, with Invisalign you will have no reason not to smile no matter if you’re just beginning or finishing treatment.
You should also consider your time when you are considering which type of smile improvement method you’d like to go for. If you have traditional braces, you’re going to have to make time to see an orthodontist. If you decided to go with Invisalign, you can often visit a dentist rather than an orthodontist, which can be easier for some patients. Crawford Leishman Dental has expertise in Invisalign and can work with you and your schedule to get a straight smile.
Invisalign generally takes less time to straighten your teeth than traditional braces. If you are in a hurry for an improved smile, Invisalign may be the right choice for you.
Lastly, you should consider how dedicated you are to fixing your smile. While you have the ability to remove your Invisalign trays, unlike traditional braces, they have to be worn for at least 22 hours a day. Whether you go with traditional braces or Invisalign, you need to be committed to your treatment or you won’t see results.
If Invisalign sounds like a good choice for you, talk to the dentists at Crawford Leishman today about getting started.