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Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?

If you need teeth straightening treatment, you are probably afraid that your only option will be metal braces. Luckily, dental technology has advanced considerably over the years and many people have the option of using Invisalign. This innovative treatment makes use of a series of custom-made aligners instead of metal wires. Invisalign is comfortable, easy to use and has proven effective over the years. However, this treatment is not ideal for everyone.

At The Dental Surgery Burnham, we will examine your teeth thoroughly and help you determine whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign. Not everyone can use Invisalign due to a number of different factors including your age and the state of your teeth.

How Crooked are your Teeth?

Invisalign is ideal for patients with common dental issues, but it doesn’t always work for severely crooked teeth. Complicated bite problems other major issues (i.e. rotated teeth) require more advanced methods of correction.

Age can be important

Human teeth continue to grow during the early teenage years, and for that reason, younger patients cannot have their teeth effectively straightened with Invisalign. However, older teenagers can take advantage of Invisalign Teen, which is specifically designed for teenagers over 13.

Are you willing to commit to your treatment?

One of the major advantages of Invisalign braces, is that they can be removed any time you want. As a matter of fact, you have to take them out when you are eating or drinking as well as when you brush and floss your teeth. Other than that, you need to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours per day, every day until you have completed the entire series of aligners. If you cannot commit to that schedule, Invisalign may not be ideal for you. Consider your daily routine and think about how Invisalign would fit into it.

Achieve straighten teeth in six months in Burnham

There are many factors that affect how long your treatment will be; however, some patients can have straighter teeth in six months or less. To learn more about Invisalign in Burnham, give us a call and we will book a consultation appointment for you.

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