Who are the perfect candidates for clear aligners?
Whenever you hear the word braces, children and teenagers likely come to mind. However, advancements in orthodontic treatments have made room for adult braces. So, while teeth alignment is ideal for children and teenagers, it doesn’t mean adults can’t fix imperfect smiles. With Invisalign® treatment from Bingham-Lester Dentistry, there is no age limit when it comes to straightening your teeth.
But can anyone straighten their teeth with Invisalign® clear aligners? To determine your candidacy, Dr. Bingham-Lester shares some factors necessary for achieving optimal benefits from this treatment.
Good oral health
If you want to benefit from clear aligners, your present oral health should be free of cavities, gum disease, and infections. While your teeth alignment might be off, your oral health should be in good condition. If you are experiencing any dental problems, it’s best to treat them first before trying the Invisalign® treatment.
Should be a teenager and above
Invisalign® treatment is ideal for teenagers and adults because their teeth and gums have already developed. No upper age limit has been set for this procedure, so patients in their 50s and 60s can comfortably straighten their smiles with clear aligners.
Have mild orthodontic issues
While Invisalign® is quickly gaining a foothold in dentistry, it is effective in treating certain conditions. Where your jawbone requires significant reconstruction, we may recommend other treatments. Ultimately, Invisalign® treatment is effective in correcting the following issues:
- Gapped teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Open bites
- Crowded teeth
Compliance with Invisalign®
While clear aligners are removable, you must wear them for at least 20 to 22 hours a day for the next 12 to 18 months to get the intended results. Only remove them when eating, drinking, brushing/flossing your teeth, and cleaning the aligners.
Clear, discreet aligners near me
Would you like to straighten your smile comfortably and discreetly in Crofton, MD? If yes, please dial 410-885-6522 to book an appointment with Bingham-Lester Dentistry. Dr. Bingham-Lester will fix your teeth effectively without the need for traditional braces.