If you have teeth alignment or bite issues like a cross bite, crowded teeth, an overbite, spaced teeth or an under bite, there is hope for you to achieve straighter teeth, allowing you to boost your confidence.
In rectifying these teeth problems, you have two main options to choose from: conventional braces and Invisalign. For a growing number of residents of Lyndhurst Invisalign braces are the clear choice because they offer several advantages over conventional braces.
Like braces, Invisalign can solve a wide variety of dental problems. On top of that, the hassles typically associated with metal braces are eliminated. With Invisalign, a patient can enjoy the food he or she wants to eat without worrying. The dental appliance can be easily removed, allowing the patient to clean his or her teeth more thoroughly. Made out of plastic, Invisalign does not irritate the cheeks and gums. Finally, Invisalign requires fewer visits to the dental clinic.
But like all dental treatments, Invisalign is not the perfect solution for everyone. Who, then, is the ideal candidate for Invisalign treatment, and who is not?
In order to satisfactorily answer this question, it is important to understand the limitations of Invisalign.
Invisalign is not advisable for the treatment of all bite problems. Specifically, if you have teeth that are severely rotated or severely tipped, if you have large gaps in between your teeth, or if you require extrusion of teeth, Invisalign would not be right for you.
Before proceeding with the Invisalign treatment, your teeth should be in good condition. Any dental restoration that needs to be done on your teeth should be completed before or after your Invisalign treatment. Note that significant changes in your teeth and their shape can affect the fit of Invisalign.
Sometimes, Invisalign requires the use of attachments. Now, if you have dental bridges, crowns or veneers, these will make Invisalign treatment difficult.
If you are thinking about undergoing Invisalign treatment, it is important that you follow your dentist’s instructions. Non-compliance with these instructions can result in slow progress, relapse or even additional expenses.
Invisalign should be worn at least 22 hours a day in order to be effective. That means that although you can remove your aligners, you must remove them only when necessary, like when eating and cleaning your teeth. Failure to follow this can mean that the correction of your dental problem will take longer to fix or, on the more extreme end, you may have to begin the treatment from the beginning. Either way, you can end up paying more than you would have needed to, had you followed your dentist’s advice.
If you are suffering from teeth alignment and bite issues, Dr. Moche will recommend the best available options for you. He will inform you about the advantages and disadvantages of each option, allowing you to arrive at an informed decision.