While getting braces during childhood certainly has its benefits, we also know that this isn’t possible for everyone. That's why Dr. Michael Grossman, never wants anyone to get discouraged by the idea that they are too old for braces! Adult patients can benefit from this treatment, and with the amazing advancements of dental technology today, we now offer subtle and nearly invisible ways to get the smile you’ve always wanted.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign utilizes a set of customized clear aligners to fit over your teeth like mouthguards and help them move into the proper alignment. Invisalign does not contain any wires, brackets, or metal, making them comfortable, easy to wear, and very discreet.
How do I know that Invisalign is right for me?
While the only way to truly find out whether your smile could benefit from Invisalign is to schedule a complimentary smile consultation with our talented team of providers, there are certain factors that can help you determine whether you could be a likely candidate. Some of these factors include...
The issues you want to fix…
This is the most obvious factor when it comes to deciding whether Invisalign is right for you. While Invisalign is great for handling more mild and moderate issues it isn’t the most effective strategy for treating more severe cases that require the shifting of jaws or more complicated tooth movements. Invisalign is great for handling,
- Cross bites
- Open bites
- Gaps between teeth
- Minor crookedness or overlapping
When it comes to any orthodontic treatment, it’s important for us to gauge how dedicated you are to following through with the process. Since Invisalign aligners can be removed, it is often very tempting to remove them whenever you feel like it. However, it is essential that you wear your aligners for about 20-22 hours each day if you want the treatment to be successful. Only remove the aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
Call our office today to schedule your complimentary smile consultation!