Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?

Plastic model of teeth with Invisalign clear aligners.

Assess Your Candidacy for Invisalign

While traditional metal braces used to be the only option for quality orthodontic treatment, these days, there are a variety of alternative treatments on the market – and Invisalign is one of the fastest-growing and most popular. Instead of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten the teeth, offering a convenient and aesthetically pleasing option for orthodontic treatment. While Invisalign can handle a wide variety of orthodontic conditions, it’s not for everyone. So how do you know if you’re a candidate for Invisalign?

Crooked Teeth

Perhaps the most obvious sign that you’re a good candidate for Invisalign is having clearly crooked or misaligned teeth. This may be because you’re a teenager who needs orthodontic treatment for the first time or you’re an adult and your teeth have drifted into crooked positions. In many of these cases, Invisalign can provide a high-quality treatment option that helps you achieve a beautiful smile.

What Makes Our Office Unique?

We know there are a lot of offices offering Invisalign these days. However, there are several factors that make our office unique.

  1. Dr. Clifton is a Board-Certified Orthodontist who is able to work in conjunction with Invisalign to customize your treatment to best fit your specific needs. Throughout your care, she will be able to make effective changes that will ensure treatment efficiency and your satisfaction.
  1. At the orthodontic consultation, the I-Tero Element scanner is used to make a customized 3-D model of your teeth, instead of traditional alginate impressions. With the I-Tero scanner, we are also able to utilize a simulator to allow you to see what the possible outcome of Invisalign treatment will be. The scan results in 7% more accuracy of fit than alginate impressions.
  1. Five-Year Guarantee.  If you are not pleased with your results or teeth move within five years of beginning treatment, additional treatment can be completed at no cost to you.

Remember It’s Not Fire and Forget

Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners are completely removable. While this provides a number of advantages in convenience, it also means it’s possible to slack off on wearing your aligners for long enough each day – which can severely impact treatment and prevent you from achieving a great smile. If you don’t think you’d have a problem wearing your aligners for 22 hours a day, this isn’t an issue, but if you think you may forget to wear them as much as you need to, braces may be the best option for your treatment.

Schedule a Consultation with Your Chapel Hill, NC Orthodontist

The only way to truly know if Invisalign is right for you, however, is through a consultation with a professional orthodontist. At Clifton & Mauney, we’re proud to have helped countless children, teenagers, and adults in the Chapel Hill area achieve a beautiful smile, and if you’re interested in Invisalign treatment, we’d be thrilled to speak with you. If you’d like to find out for sure whether or not you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, we encourage you to request a consultation online at our Chapel Hill, NC office. There’s no commitment, and we’ll give you everything you need to know to understand if Invisalign is right for you. If you have any questions about Invisalign, our office, or orthodontic treatment in general, we’d be happy to speak with you – just give us a call at 919-933-1007 or reach out to us at our contact page. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we hope to see you back at this blog for more tips on all things dental and orthodontic!