Who Is Good Candidate For Invisalign?

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Are you thinking about getting Invisalign in San Diego? The most important step is deciding whether or not “is Invisalign right for me?” and then choosing the best dentist to perform the treatment.

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

Some of the most common requirements or concerns of potential Invisalign candidates include things like:

Orthodontic Relapse

Invisalign braces were originally developed to help adults treat orthodontic relapse. Relapse occurs years after you’ve already finished wearing braces but maybe didn’t keep up with your retainer. As a result, your teeth gradually started to shift back into their previous location.

Instead of straightening your teeth with braces all over again, you can use Invisalign to nudge them back to where they’re supposed to be. No metal brackets or wires are necessary!

Cosmetic Concerns

There are plenty of great reasons why people get Invisalign. One of them is to improve the way their smile looks, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that! For every smile makeover, our San Diego dentists want to achieve an attractive symmetry between your teeth. Symmetry is an integral element of smile makeovers. As such, Invisalign treatment naturally and holistically improves the way your smile looks. And best of all, it’s non-invasive.

If you find that you dislike the way your teeth look in the mirror, prefer not to smile in photos, or find that your crooked teeth make you feel a little embarrassed, Invisalign is a great solution. As a bonus, you can even whiten your teeth during the process to help your teeth look their absolute best.

Abnormal Tooth Wear

Are some of your teeth shorter, flatter, or worn down than others? It could be due to the way they’re biting against each other. If your teeth are misaligned, abnormal pressure points throughout your bite can start to wear down or damage specific teeth. By investing in Invisalign you can correct your bite alignment and the way chewing pressure is distributed. The treatment brings your teeth into a proper biting relationship so that opposing teeth don’t wear each other down irregularly.

On a related note, correcting your bite alignment can also help reduce the chances of TMJ disorder.

Visible Crowding or Gaps Between Teeth

Invisalign is proven to help correct tooth displacements like crowding, crooked teeth, and gaps. The digitally designed system prints individual aligners to move your teeth into the desired position, regardless of where they’re currently at. If you have visibly crooked teeth, you probably qualify for Invisalign. Our San Diego dentists will assess your bite, just to make sure! During your evaluation, we can provide you with an estimated timeframe of how long the entire process will take.

But on the flip side, if you have a missing tooth and need to create space for your dentist to place an implant, Invisalign can help straighten the adjacent teeth to ensure there’s enough room for the implant installation.

Susceptibility of Gum Disease or Tooth Decay

Do you always seem to struggle with issues like gingivitis, periodontitis, or recurring cavities? Improving the alignment of your teeth can statistically lower your chances of getting these infections. And with Invisalign, your oral hygiene throughout the orthodontic process will be easier than ever. Just remove the trays, brush and floss, then put them back in.

What About Age Requirements?

“Is Invisalign right for me if I’m over 50?” Absolutely! Fifth Avenue Dental Arts doesn’t have any age limitations on how “old” you can get before enjoying straighter teeth. In fact, Invisalign was designed with adults in mind. Adults make excellent Invisalign candidates because they’re committed to their treatment, so they tend to see better results.

Whether you’re 40, 50, 60, or beyond, Invisalign in San Diego is still an option to consider!

Invisalign in San Diego

“Am I a candidate for Invisalign?” The only way you’ll find out is if you visit our dentist for a consultation. We offer comprehensive Invisalign in San Diego for adults of all ages, including teens.

Contact Fifth Avenue Dental Arts today to reserve your no-obligation evaluation.

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