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Who Is a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

Last updated 2 years ago

If you need straight teeth for a healthy smile, but dread dealing with metal braces, there might be another option. If you are a good candidate for Invisalign, you could achieve straight teeth and a beautiful smile using the system’s aligners. Take a look below to learn some of the signs that you are a candidate for Invisalign:

You Have Minor to Moderate Malocclusions
Most adults are able to use Invisalign. Candidates are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. You are likely a good candidate for Invisalign if you have overcrowded teeth; widely spaced teeth; or a crossbite, overbite, or underbite. You should also be over the age of 12 and have fully erupted second molars. Even if you have a bridge, crowns, or other dental modifications, you may still be able to use Invisalign aligners.

Sometimes, extra care must be taken in these cases, but often, satisfactory results can still be attained. Invisalign aligners require about 22 hours of wear each day, so eating should be scheduled carefully to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment.

You Want a Subtle Treatment Option
Invisalign aligners are unique because they are removable. Patients can still eat what they want without the restrictions of traditional braces. The main reason for choosing Invisalign is often to avoid uncomfortable metal braces. Teenagers who are already concerned about their looks can make their way toward straight teeth without feeling awkward about their braces.

If you may be a candidate for Invisalign, contact South Riding Family Dentistry at (703) 327-0327 to talk to one of our family dentists today. We can come up with a treatment plan and get you on the road to straight teeth. We have been providing Invisalign and other cosmetic and family dentistry services to the Chantilly and Herndon areas for years.


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