Many patients visit our office looking for suggestions on how to straighten their crooked, misaligned teeth. As your trusted cosmetic dentist in Edmond, OK, Dr. Bryan Bumpas is happy to provide Invisalign to help patients improve their smile’s appearance and functionality. Invisalign is a system of clear, plastic aligners that apply pressure to your teeth and encourage them to shift into a straighter position over time. If you are considering pursuing Invisalign treatment, here are three signs that Invisalign is right for you:
You are looking for an alternative to traditional braces.
Pursuing orthodontic care has a bad reputation because of the many inconveniences that are known to come with traditional braces. Traditional braces involve the firm securing of metal brackets and wires to your teeth surfaces while undergoing treatment. Because traditional braces are not removable, extra precautions are necessary. For example, with traditional braces, patients are encouraged to avoid eating excessively crunchy or chewy foods while undergoing treatment to prevent damage to the braces. Invisalign, on the other hand, allows patients to avoid all of these major inconveniences. The aligners are see-through, meaning no metallic smile aesthetics. They are also removable, meaning no dietary restrictions. If you are looking for a discreet alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign may be the perfect fit for you.
You will hold yourself accountable for wearing the aligners.
Invisalign treatment only works if you hold yourself accountable for wearing the aligners. You will be provided all of the aligners up front and given the proper timeline for changing to a new aligner by your dentist. While you will have some check-in appointments throughout treatment, it will not be nearly as many as you would have with traditional braces. While patients are told to remove the invisible aligners when eating, drinking, or brushing their teeth, Invisalign must be worn at all times outside of these activities. If you are willing to hold yourself accountable for wearing the aligners on average of 20-22 hours a day, Invisalign is a great fit for you.
You need mild to moderate orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign is used to treat mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. Some concerns that Invisalign can treat include overbites and underbites in addition to crooked teeth. However, if your dentist determines that your teeth require more extensive orthodontic care, you may be referred to an orthodontist. It is also important that you are in good dental health before pursuing orthodontic treatment of any kind, including Invisalign. During your Invisalign consultation, your dentist will evaluate the health of your teeth, gums, and jawbone to ensure that you are good to go for treatment.
The best way to know if Invisalign is right for you is to schedule an Invisalign consultation. Looking for an Invisalign provider in Edmond, OK? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Bryan Bumpas today!