Invisalign is designed to address many types of orthodontic issues; however, this treatment is not right for everyone. The best way to find out if Invisalign can help straighten your teeth and achieve your goals is to schedule a consultation for a personal evaluation. That said, some general advice can allow you to better understand if you want to take the next step of visiting the dentist.
Some of the most common orthodontic concerns are correctable with Invisalign, including overbites, crossbites, underbites, crowding, and gaps. Usually a patient should have mild to moderate concerns for Invisalign to be the most effective treatment. In some cases more serious misalignment can be addressed, but not always.
Invisalign is removable, which many consider a benefit of the technique, but it also means you have to wear the aligners consistently for at least 22 hours a day, ideally 23. If you wear them less often, your treatment timeline or results could be affected. If you think you may have trouble wearing the aligners—experiencing forgetfulness or teeth grinding, for instance—another orthodontic approach may be recommended.
Not all considerations can be covered in a blog post, so we encourage you to reach out to our team to learn more. Schedule a consultation today, and we can help you find the ideal teeth-straightening method for your needs, goals, and lifestyle.