Perhaps you’ve decided to straighten your teeth later in life and want the best possible result without calling too much attention to your smile? Then Invisalign may be the perfect option for you. A great alternative to traditional teeth-straightening methods, Invisalign is the ideal answer for those of us who are too self-conscious or just too old to wear conventional metal braces. At Sedation Dental Spa, we provide the latest state-of-the-art dental care possible for you and your family, including the latest treatments in teeth whitening and dermal fillers.
What Exactly is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that helps to straighten teeth without the use of clunky metal braces and cumbersome rubber bands. Invisalign involves wearing a series of neat, custom-made, clear plastic aligners that help shift your teeth into the proper position. Their beauty—no one will know you have them on while they work their straightening magic. What’s more–they are removable for brushing and flossing purposes but should be replaced immediately after that. Invisalign can correct specific dental issues that include gapped teeth, crowded teeth, overbite, underbite, and crossbite. But unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign.
Am I a Good Candidate For Invisalign?
While everyone would like to wear them, not everyone will benefit from Invisalign. Here are some of the reasons why:
Age – older teens and adults are the right candidates for Invisalign because they will, in theory, be more responsible with the removable liners. Younger kids need conventional metal braces because they are permanent and can’t be removed and misplaced easily.
Accountability – Invisalign plates re removable, so you must be careful to replace them every time you brush or floss, and you have to be responsible enough not to lose them if you accidentally take them off in a restroom or restaurant. Parents should always think twice about committing to the Invisalign treatment for their young child—nine times out of ten; it would be like throwing good money away.
Self Consciousness – If you’re a teen starting to go out on dates, prom, working, and you are just in general self-conscious about making a good impression, then Invisalign would work well for you as opposed to metal braces that scream “Look at me–I wear braces.” Adults who are out in the working world, attending meetings, dating, etc. may not want to call attention to their smile by wearing traditional metal braces, especially since food gets stuck in them at the most inopportune times!
Price – Invisalign is typically a few thousand dollars more than traditional braces. And in a household with several young smiles to fix, orthodontia can get quite expensive. Thus, the risk of losing the Invisalign liners versus the more permanent metal option should be weighed carefully.
So, renew your confidence and get the smile you were born to have by calling Sedation Dental Spa in Lighthouse Point at (954) 946-8484 We hope you’ll choose our popular practice for all your family’s dentistry needs. Call us today for Invisalign information. We look forward to seeing your smile!