Who Can Benefit from Wearing Invisalign® Braces?

Posted Apr 4th, 2018

Who Can Benefit from Wearing Invisalign® Braces?

Azarko Dental Group provides Invisalign® braces at our Edmonton dental clinic location to help patients straighten their teeth quickly, discreetly, and comfortably using a series of clear aligner trays.

If Invisalign® sounds like something you might want to try, then you may be wondering whether it is the right treatment option for you. Let's take a look.

Invisalign®: A Great Choice for Teens and Adults 

There is a common misconception that Invisalign® braces are only intended for teenagers with orthodontic problems. This is certainly not the case! There is no upper age limit to who can wear Invisalign®. In fact, Invisalign® braces are only meant to be worn by people who have a developed jawbone, only making them unsuitable for children.

Depending on a young person's level of physical development, some teens as young 13 years of age may be able to wear Invisalign®. The only factor that may limit an older adult's ability to wear Invisalign® braces is that it does take some physical dexterity to insert and remove the aligner trays, possibly making it difficult for people with arthritis. Adults who do not have difficulty with mobility and dexterity should have no issues with Invisalign® braces.

Invisalign® is a particularly popular choice among adults because of how quick and discreet the treatment is. The aligners are nearly invisible and treatment time for the average adult takes about 12 months. If you are an adult who has always wanted a straighter smile but been worried about the look of braces, then Invisalign® may be an ideal option for you.

Am I A Good Candidate for Invisalign® Braces? 

Though Invisalign® isn't going to be the best choice in every situation, there are more instances than not where it can provide an effective orthodontic treatment option. Invisalign® braces can be successfully used to correct a number of different orthodontic issues, including:

  • Crooked teeth 
  • Gapped teeth 
  • Crowded teeth 
  • Crossbite 
  • Overbite 
  • Underbite 
  • Open bite 

How Does Invisalign® Treatment Work? 

When you begin your Invisalign® treatment, you will be given a series of aligner trays that are to be worn for one to two weeks at a time, depending on your dentist's instructions. These trays will slowly move your teeth into their desired position, as each tray is "pre-set" to be just a little straighter than the last. At our Edmonton dental clinic, Azarko Dental Group utilizes 3D digital scanning technology create exact dental impressions with Invisalign® braces.

Find Out More About Invisalign® Braces at Azarko Dental Group 

To find out whether Invisalign® is right for you, you can schedule a no-obligation consultation at the Edmonton dental clinic of Azarko Dental Group. We will discuss your treatment needs and provide you with a customized treatment plan for meeting those needs. To set up an appointment or for more information on Invisalign® braces, contact Azarko Dental Group today.

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