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The years of braces and deciding whether or not you want to dedicate a few years of your life to a mouth full of unsightly metal are behind you. Invisalign is the future of cosmetic dentistry and it can tackle virtually every problem that braces tackle without anyone ever knowing you’re using corrective materials in your mouth. It’s become the go to for adults but can be very effective for teens as well.

There’s a lot that Invisalign can tackle such as overbites, underbites, crooked teeth, and other problems.

It can work across mouths and age ranges. But there are some considerations you need to take into account before you dive too much into an Invisalign commitment. There are restrictions on how serious your condition is and how old you are.

Below are some of the considerations to have in mind while you’re deciding whether or not Invisalign is the right choice for you.

What It Treats

There are cases that are too severe for Invisalign to treat, just as there are conditions that braces alone cannot handle without other corrective measures. But for mild conditions like gaps, crowding, overbites, underbites, and a crossbite, Invisalign is a perfect option to correct your problem without it being obvious that you’re using corrective materials.

Age

Invisalign is a perfect option for those in their late teens and adults. But the younger you get, the less likely Invisalign is to be a good fit. Invisalign’s main benefit, the transparency, is desirable for teens and adults who want to avoid the cosmetic obviousness of braces. Younger children don’t necessarily have this issue and their teeth are still growing and Invisalign can cause problems.

Dedication

While Invisalign is removable, they must remain in your mouth for as close to 22 hours a day as you can manage (they must be removed for eating and drinking). You need to remain dedicated to using your aligners for the treatment to be effective, and this means wearing them as much as possible throughout the day. It takes a lot of self-discipline to make sure you have them in constantly.

Related Questions

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Invisalign is not cheap, but it works. You’ll have to talk to your insurance company about coverage but generally Invisalign costs anywhere between $3,000 and $5,000 with fluctuations on either end. Check with your dental office about any discounts, specials or financing.

What Invisalign Can’t Treat?

While Invisalign is good for many mild cases of common conditions, there are things it is unable to treat and may require more advanced orthodontics and even corrective surgery.

Talk to your dentist about whether or not Invisalign is right for your condition.

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