With all the benefits associated with Invisalign® you may wonder why some people choose traditional metal braces over the removable, clear aligners. Invisalign® is designed to address a wide range of dental concerns related to tooth misalignment, but it’s not appropriate for everyone. Our experienced dentists, Dr. John Coleman and Dr. John Coleman III, can determine whether this technique is right for you during an initial consultation, but there are some general factors that can play a role:
Invisalign® can correct a variety of concerns, including spaces between the teeth and general misalignment issues, as well as overbite, underbite, open bite, crowding, and crossbite. Ideal candidates will exhibit one or more of these conditions. Additionally, patients seeking Invisalign® must be able to wear the aligners as often as possible, removing them almost exclusively to maintain their dental hygiene, to eat, or to drink. Seeing treatment through to completion, typically 6-18 months after beginning, will also be necessary to achieve optimal results. If Invisalign® sounds like it might be right for you, we can provide more information and help you take the next steps.