When someone takes your picture, do you only smile with your mouth closed? In conversation, do you often find yourself hiding your crooked teeth with your hand or trying to speak as little as possible to avoid drawing attention to your teeth? If you have slightly to moderately misaligned teeth, these scenarios are probably very familiar to you, but they do not have to be. In fact, you may be a fantastic candidate for Invisalign.
Invisalign is an aligning procedure that employs progressive dental trays to gradually bring your teeth into alignment. Each set of trays is clear, making them virtually invisible so that you can wear them throughout the day without drawing any attention to your teeth.
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign’s clear braces are almost entirely undetectable to others when you speak with them, even when you give them a big, wide grin. Not only that, but they will not cut up the inside of your mouth the way that metal braces do. And, if you are a candidate for Invisalign, you will not have the literal headache of going through painful adjustments. Instead, you will just change your dental trays every two weeks until your teeth are perfectly aligned.
So, are you a candidate for Invisalign? If you have mildly to moderately misaligned teeth, but you do not suffer from an overbite or other malocclusion, you are most likely a candidate for Invisalign. Likewise, if you had braces when you were younger but your teeth have since shifted out of place again, then you are almost definitely a great candidate for these clear braces.