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Will Invisalign Work for Me?

Are you interested in straightening your teeth with Invisalign?  If so, here are some great questions to ask yourself.

How Diligent Will I Be in Wearing The Aligners?

Invisalign differs from traditional braces in that it puts some of the responsibility for success in the patient’s hands.  Since the aligners are removable, the patient has control over how much movement actually occurs.  We prescribe very specific amounts and directions of force into the aligners to accomplish the desired movements.  One of the conditions for these movements to happen is that you wear the aligners for at least 22 hours each day.

You know yourself.  Will you do that?

Will I Stay on Track with Consistent Dental Visits during Treatment?

Another important part of the success of your Invisalign treatment is closely monitoring the movement of the teeth.  We typically see our Invisalign patients every four to six weeks.  This allows us to evaluate and intercept any issues that could occur.  We do not hand you all of your aligners and tell you to come back in a year.

In some cases, we actually make changes to the treatment when we are right in the middle of it to ensure the best possible outcome.  We know that schedules are busy, and it can be difficult to prioritize these appointments.  We also know that you want results as fast as possible.

Can you see us every six weeks?

Do I Have any Special Considerations?

By this, we mean dental scenarios that require special considerations to orthodontic treatment.  Sometimes, this means we have to compromise on areas of treatment.  Examples of this would be dental implants or cemented bridges.  We cannot move dental implants because they attach directly to the jawbone.  We also cannot move teeth that are connected to other teeth through a cemented bridge.

Another example of a special consideration would be anything that affects your ability to insert and remove the aligners from your mouth.  Some patients with severe arthritis in their hands find the process difficult.

We will catch any of these special considerations and discus how they could affect your specific treatment.

More Questions about Invisalign?

Call today to schedule an Invisalign consultation with Dr. Ann and Dr. Lauren.  They can discuss more details about what your Invisalign treatment would involve and help you determine whether it is the right choice for your smile goals!