Perhaps you’ve decided to straighten your teeth later in life and want the best possible result without calling too much attention to your smile? Then Invisalign may be the perfect option for you. A great alternative to traditional teeth straightening methods, Invisalign is the perfect answer for those of us who are too self-conscious or just too old to wear traditional metal braces. At London Dental Group in Boca Raton, we provide the highest dental care possible for you and your family including the latest treatments in orthodontia in our state-of-the-art Boca Raton Office.
What Exactly is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that helps to straighten teeth without the use of clunky metal braces and cumbersome rubber bands. Invisalign involves wearing a series of neat, custom-made clear plastic aligners that help shift your teeth into the proper position. Their beauty—no one will know you have them on while they work their straightening magic. What’s more–they are removable for brushing and flossing purposes, but should be replaced immediately after that. Invisalign can fix a number of dental issues including gapped teeth, crowded teeth, overbite and underbite. But unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign.
How Do I Know if I am a Candidate for Invisalign?
While everyone would like to wear them, not everyone will benefit from Invisalign treatment. Here are some of the reasons why:
The age factor – older teens and adults are the right candidates for Invisalign because they will in theory be more responsible with the removable liners. Younger kids need traditional metal braces because they are permanent and can’t be removed easily.
Accountability – Invisalign plates are removable, so you must be careful to replace them every time you brush or floss and you have to be responsible enough not to lose them if you accidently take them off in a rest room or restaurant. Parents should always think twice about committing to the Invisalign treatment for their young child—nine times out of ten it would be like throwing good money away.
The self-conscious factor – If you’re a teen starting to go out on dates, prom, working, and you are just in general self-conscious about making a good impression, then Invisalign would work well for you as opposed to metal braces that scream “Look at me–I wear braces.” Adults who are out in the working world, attending meetings, dating, etc. may not want to call attention to their smile by wearing traditional metal braces especially since food gets stuck in them at the most inopportune times!
The price – Invisalign is typically a few thousand dollars more than traditional braces. And in a household with several young smiles to fix, orthodontia can get quite expensive. Thus, the risk of losing the Invisalign liners versus the more permanent metal option has to be weighed.
If you are interested in Invisalign, please call London Dental Group at our office in Boca Raton for an initial consultation to determine if you are a good candidate. Our goal is to give everyone that visits our practice a great dental experience. We hope you’ll choose London Dental Group for all your family’s dentistry needs. Call us today for Invisalign information in our Boca Raton office at (561) 852-7700. We look forward to helping you!