Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is an excellent orthodontic treatment option for many patients, and a desirable alternative to traditional metal braces. The aesthetic and functional advantages Invisalign offers have caused it to increase in popularity among patients and dentists alike.

Unlike metal braces that use brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of almost invisible aligner trays that gradually move your teeth into the desired position. The trays are removable and can be taken out of your mouth when you are eating, drinking or cleaning your teeth. If you are located in or around the Savanna, Georgia area, contact our office today to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign.

Typical candidates for Invisalign have the following orthodontic issues:

  • Minor spacing issues
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth

Invisalign is usually recommended for older teenagers and adults, not children in need of early orthodontic treatment. You must keep to a strict dental schedule to be successful with Invisalign. Aligner trays must be worn for 20-22 hours every day, and anyone who forgets or neglects to wear them might not have a successful orthodontic outcome.

While Invisalign is an excellent option, it cannot correct all orthodontic issues. If your teeth are severely crooked or you have a complex issue with your bite, another type of orthodontic system may be more effective. For an orthodontic evaluation, please contact Medical Arts Dentistry at (912) 355-0605. We typically work with patients in and around the Savanna area.