If you are in the market for a new smile but do not want to have visible wires placed in your mouth that require regular adjustments and appointments, then look no further than Invisalign’s clear aligners from Gaston Orthodontics. These aligners are virtually invisible and are custom-made to fit your teeth.
The Best Candidates for Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign treatment is perfect for people who want generally straighter teeth. It can be used to successfully fix overbites, underbites, cross bites, open bites, large gaps in between your teeth and even overcrowding issues. The ideal age range to begin treatment starts in older teenagers and adults, when most baby teeth have been replaced with permanent molars and your jaw has matured. Another factor important to this age range is dedication and responsibility. Invisalign trays are removable, in fact you are required to remove your aligners every time you eat or drink (except for water.) Other than these instances, it is recommended that trays remain in your mouth for no less than 22 hours per day.
Orthodontists always instruct patients to wear a retainer after removing their braces, and it’s not uncommon for patients to neglect these post-treatment obligations, causing their teeth to shift back to their pre-treatment position. Invisalign is the same way. If you are not dedicated to your treatment, it won’t work!
There are some cases too severe for Invisalign, in which case you may have to resort to another treatment option, like traditional metal or ceramic braces. For example, the Invisalign system will not be as effective at widening your arch or fixing a severe overbite as a palette expander and braces with rubber bands would be. One of our orthodontic specialists here in Gastonia will provide a thorough examination and talk with you about alternative treatment options if need be!