Are You a Good Candidate for Invisalign?


Many people are interested in straightening their teeth, but find the thought of metal braces unappealing. Invisalign is an invisible alignment alternative that you can easily remove, clean, and maintain without interruption to your lifestyle. At our office, we can help you decide if Invisalign is right for you.

How Does Invisalign Work?

The Invisalign system works by customizing aligners for your individual dental goals. Using a digital 3-D image of your mouth, your dentist will be able to create plastic, near-invisible aligners that gradually shifts your teeth. The process is gentle and effective. Invisalign’s personalized aligner trays ensure that your smile is perfect without the discomfort or inconvenience of hard, metal braces.

Is Invisalign Right for Me?

There are several things to keep in mind before choosing Invisalign. We are here to help you talk through all your options before starting this treatment.

Factors to consider include:

1. Your Tooth Health

In the majority of cases, Invisalign is an ideal solution. That being said, Invisalign treatment works best on individuals who are free from tooth and gum decay. Additionally, some individuals with very severe dental issues may find that Invisalign does not fully meet their needs.

However, common issues Invisalign can treat include:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped Teeth
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

After your consultation, we’ll help you decide if Invisalign is the best choice for you.

2. Invisalign Vs. Traditional Braces

Invisalign has many advantages over braces, including the fact that it prevents the common injuries and irritation braces cause. Invisalign also is a much more effective way to keep up with your dental hygiene than traditional braces. The aligners also are easily removable for brushing and flossing. That means you can still enjoy your favorite food and drinks without worrying about building up plaque or bacteria in hard-to-reach places.

In addition to comfort, Invisalign is much more cosmetic than metal braces. Invisalign offers a discreet solution that gives you the flexibility and freedom to live your life with confidence.

3. Age Range

Invisalign is not recommended for children whose teeth are still developing. However, most teens and adults with mature teeth will find Invisalign an effective treatment.

4. Your Commitment to a Better Smile

It takes commitment to a beautiful smile to make sure Invisalign aligners are 100% effective. The more you wear them, the more they can successfully do their job. It takes dedication to continue to wear the aligners and make sure you are keeping up monthly with your new trays.

What’s Next?

We are invested in giving you the best smile possible. We’re here to answer any questions you might have about Invisalign and help you decide on a patient-centered treatment plan.

We will be glad to discuss payment options to make Invisalign a reality for you. We can also assist you in finding out if your insurance plan covers Invisalign treatment.

You can schedule a consultation online by clicking here or by calling us at 978.688.4441. We’re happy to offer evening and weekend hours for your convenience in our Methuen office.

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