Invisalign is a modern and effective treatment that has encouraged people around the world to keep on smiling during their teeth-straightening treatment. Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic that allows patients to wear them throughout the day without anyone noticing.
Invisalign in Weybridge is a popular choice for patients who wish to straighten their teeth and/or align their bite without committing to metal braces and is available at dental practices such as Weybridge Orthodontics. However, Invisalign may not be the right treatment for everyone.
Children and patients with severe teeth straightening problems are not eligible for treatment with Invisalign in Weybridge. Answering the following questions may help patients determine if Invisalign could work for them.
Misaligned, but how bad?
Invisalign is ideal for aligning mildly to moderately crooked, crowded and gapped teeth. Patients with overbites, underbites and crossbites may also be eligible for this treatment. Severe teeth straightening problems often require metal braces. Teeth that are not fully descended also cannot be treated with Invisalign.
For a definitive answer on whether Invisalign treatment is appropriate, patients should visit a dentist for a thorough oral examination.
Invisalign is designed for adults. However, there is a special type of Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, which is designed for teenagers. This can be used by teenagers whose adult teeth have fully erupted.
Discipline, have it in spades or not so much?
Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing patients to eat and clean their teeth as normal. However, Invisalign aligners are only effective if they are worn for 20-22 hours every day for effective treatment. Failure to comply with this simple rule can significantly slow treatment. This takes a certain level of discipline. Patients also need to make sure they swap out their aligners for the next in the series every 7-10 days to keep their treatment on track.
A simple way to find out
The easiest way for patients who are interested in Invisalign in Weybridge to find out if this treatment is right for them is to take the online Smile Assessment Test provided by Invisalign. Next they should consult with a dentist accredited to provide this treatment.