Considering straightening your teeth? You might have heard about Invisalign clear aligner therapy and wondered if it’s right for you. Stono Dental Care is proud to offer Invisalign clear braces, and Dr. Game can schedule a consultation with you to help you decide if this is a good treatment option for you. Invisalign offers wearers a number of great benefits over metal braces, but here are a few things to consider when deciding if you should see an Invisalign dentist or an orthodontist.
How Severe is Your Condition?
Do your teeth need to be moved a lot or only a little? If you have mild to moderate spacing, crowding, or bite issues, you are probably a great candidate for Invisalign treatment. But if your teeth have rotation issues or need vertical adjustment, or your bite has severe problems that need to be fixed, we will probably refer you to an orthodontist for traditional braces.
Do You Feel More Comfortable Seeing Your Regular Dentist?
If you’re the type of person who is uncomfortable seeing new doctors, you’ll be happy to know that Invisalign treatment means we won’t refer you out. Dr. Game will be in charge of your entire treatment if you’re a good Invisalign candidate. This is helpful because he’ll already know your dental history and can recommend the best treatment options for you.
Do You Prefer a Subtle Look?
Metal braces have come a long way, it’s true. There are clear and tooth-colored brackets available, as well as super-thin wires that are harder to see. But they’re still noticeable. Invisalign clear aligners are nearly invisible, so unless you tell people you’re wearing them, it’s likely people will never know. If you don’t want to sacrifice style for the sake of your orthodontic treatment, you might want to seriously consider Invisalign treatment.
Would You Like to Remove Your Braces?
One of Invisalign’s biggest advantages is that wearers can remove the trays for short periods of time. This means that you don’t have to give up your favorite foods. With metal braces, patients have to stop eating hard and sticky candies, popcorn, and other favorites because they tend to either get stuck in or break the braces. Since Invisalign trays can be removed, though, that’s not a concern. And since they can be removed, cleaning the trays is easier than caring for metal braces.
Is Your Schedule Too Busy for Orthodontist Appointments?
Typically, metal braces require lots of orthodontist appointments between tightening wires and fixing broken brackets and wires. But with Invisalign, you’ll only need to come to our office every 4-6 weeks for a quick check-in and to get your next few sets of aligners. That keeps your calendar clear for the more important things in life!
At Stono Dental Care, we pride ourselves on offering our patients the best treatments around to help them get beautiful, healthy smiles. Give us a call today to schedule an Invisalign consultation.