Are Clear Aligners Right for Me?

If you’re asking yourself, “Is Invisalign right for me?” the better question would be, “Do I want a straight smile with the most comfortable, discreet, and hygienic treatment possible?” The answer is probably a resounding yes! At Caring Family Dentistry, we offer all sorts of cosmetic dentistry options, including Invisalign clear aligners. Keep reading to learn all about how Invisalign will give you a straight smile you’ll love – plus, who makes a good candidate for treatment!
All About Invisalign
Invisalign clear aligners are a discreet treatment option for patients looking to straighten their teeth without metal braces. Using a series of clear aligner trays custom-designed by Dr. Sheffler, Dr. Teixeira, or Dr. Gittleman, we’ll shift your smile in gear with a shorter treatment schedule than you’d get with traditional braces.

When you visit Caring Family Dentistry for your first appointment, we’ll start by taking X-rays of your teeth. If our dentists decide that you are a good fit for Invisalign treatment, we’ll use our digital system to customize your personal aligner sets. We’ll even show you a projection of what your smile will look like when you’re done with treatment!
The Treatment Process
After your consultation, you’ll receive your clear aligner trays. Invisalign comes in sets of 20-30 trays on average, depending on your unique needs and smile goals. You’ll need to wear each set of trays for about 22 hours per day, only removing them to brush and floss your teeth, eat, or participate in sports. You can expect to change trays every two weeks, but always listen to your dentist’s instructions!

All in all, Invisalign treatment typically takes between 18 and 24 months to straighten your smile, but some patients complete treatment in as little as six months!
Is Invisalign Right for You?
Invisalign treatment works for people of all ages, but it isn’t for everybody. If you’re looking for minor adjustments to your smile or if you have a mild to moderate orthodontic condition, Invisalign is a good choice for you. If your smile requires more extensive treatment to bring it to its fullest potential, other treatments like metal or clear braces might work better for you.

Remember: Choosing to straighten your teeth with removable Invisalign trays means that the success of your treatment is up to you in many ways. With traditional metal braces, an orthodontist ensures you’re on track with treatment by tightening your wires each time you visit their office. Metal braces are permanent appliances, so once they’re tightened, you don’t have to think about treatment.

With Invisalign, on the other hand, you’re responsible for wearing your clear aligner trays for the recommended number of hours each day. You’re responsible for switching out your trays when the time comes. Even if you’re a good fit for Invisalign teeth-wise, you may not be responsibility-wise. Exercise self-awareness when deciding whether or not Invisalign is right for you.

Caring Family Dentistry: Your Choice For Exceptional Care

At Caring Family Dentistry, we offer a range of advanced comprehensive dental services to patients of all ages. Our doctors have the skills and knowledge to provide every patient with the best possible care. If you haven’t scheduled your next appointment in Concord, don’t wait! Contact us today!