Are You the Right Candidate for Invisalign?

Are You the Right Candidate for Invisalign?

Posted by DR. GURI S. DHALIWAL on Jul 20 2021, 11:04 PM

Are You the Right Candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is one of the most popular orthodontic aligners nowadays and brings many benefits compared to traditional braces. 

If you have been thinking about getting your misaligned teeth treated for a long time, Invisalign may just be the perfect solution for you.

At Guri S. Dhaliwal, D.M.D, Dr. Dhaliwal has helped many patients straighten their teeth while still maintaining a radiant smile with the help of Invisalign. Read on to learn what Invisalign is and what the ideal candidate looks like. 

What Is Invisalign?

Metal braces have, until now, been the go-to solution for treating misaligned teeth and other teeth alignment issues. However, they pose a few drawbacks such as being very noticeable and also uncomfortable. 

Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic aligner that helps fix all of these drawbacks. 

Invisalign aligners are made from transparent, dental-grade plastic material. They are customized to suit your specific needs and be comfortable. Plus, they can be removed whenever you need to brush your teeth or eat. 

Candidacy for Invisalign

Here are a few aspects that can help you determine if you are the right candidate for Invisalign treatment: 

  • Type of Teeth Misalignment

Invisalign is highly effective in treating almost all types of malocclusion like crooked teeth, overbite, underbite, tooth gaps, or overcrowded teeth. 

  • Activity Level 

If you are a very active person and play sports regularly, metal braces can be a little more challenging. If you fall, or if the sports equipment has an impact on your mouth, it can cause severe bruises or cuts due to the metal wires and brackets. You can still play sports with metal braces as long as you take precautions to protect your braces and mouth with a mouthguard! Invisalign may be a better option since the trays are custom fit and they stay snug to your teeth. The aligners can also be removed if needed as long as you put them back on after! 

For these patients, Dr. Dhaliwal recommends Invisalign as they do not contain any metal components and can be removed when necessary.

  • Age 

Invisalign aligners are usually recommended for older teenagers and adults as they are able to properly follow instructions and wear the Invisalign braces as needed. However, teenagers can now also benefit from the Invisalign Teen treatment that is designed especially for them. 

  • Dental Health 

The ideal candidate for Invisalign treatment will have good dental health and no gum diseases or cavities. However, even if a patient does have other underlying issues, Dr. Dhaliwal can offer them the required treatments and make them suitable for Invisalign. 

Please reach out to Dr. Guri S. Dhaliwal, D.M.D, by calling (925) 244-9770, scheduling an online consultation, or visiting us at 18080 San Ramon Valley Blvd #108, San Ramon, CA 94583, and we’ll help address all your dental concerns.

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