When Should You Consider Invisalign

Dental Invisalign

Perhaps you had braces as a youngster, but your teeth moved over time and you can see the consequences in the mirror. Perhaps you’re an adolescent or adult who needs to straighten your teeth, but you’d rather not endure a mouth full of bulky metal for two years.

Whatever your situation, the Invisalign method, which uses transparent aligners, may be the ideal answer for you. Dr. Hamilton and the skilled Raleigh Orthodontics staff at Hamilton Smiles provide Invisalign to teenagers and adults who want a beautiful smile without metal braces.

What exactly is Invisalign?

The Invisalign system instead uses flexible, transparent plastic aligners to correct teeth. Most people will be unaware that you’re wearing the aligners, and they can be removed while you eat, clean your teeth, and for special events.

Dr. Hamilton first creates a digital picture of your mouth to obtain your aligners. Dr. Hamilton can see where your teeth are with this scan, allowing him to plan how to relocate them to their ideal positions.

The aligners are then finished. When Dr. Hamilton hands them to you, he instructs you on how often to exchange one set of aligners for the next in the series. On average, it’s every week or two. After wearing aligners for a while, your teeth gradually move into alignment until they’re straight and uniform. The treatment generally lasts 12-18 months in total.


What types of concerns can Invisalign help with?

Invisalign can help with nearly all orthodontic problems. The following are some of the conditions Invisalign may help with:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Crooked teeth

Braces or other treatments might be more successful if you have significant orthodontic difficulties. Dr. Hamilton will examine your teeth and go through your alternatives, regardless of your situation.

Who are the best prospects?

Invisalign is ideal for teenagers and adults whose jaws have stopped growing and developing. If your mouth isn’t yet finished changing, Invisalign won’t be as beneficial.

Another important consideration is maintaining a good attitude throughout your treatment. Patients must wear their aligners for the duration of time prescribed in order for the therapy to be effective. Your treatment will last longer if you don’t wear them for less than 22 hours every day, which may cause it to fail.

You must also be diligent about replacing your aligners as directed. Most patients require one set to be replaced for another every week or two, as previously said. If your mouth has stopped growing and you’re committed to using your aligners, and you have an orthodontic problem that can be remedied with Invisalign, then Invisalign may be the best choice for you.

Get more information on the Invisalign technique and whether it may be suitable for you by scheduling an appointment with Hamilton Smiles Orthodontics now.


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