At Molly Hottenstein Orthodontics, we’re here to help patients of all ages correct their smiles with Invisalign in Wyomissing. But is Invisalign right for you? Read on, and see the top 5 signs that you may want to consider Invisalign treatment at our office.
Perhaps you have some crowded teeth, several crooked teeth, large spaces between your teeth, or even a mild underbite or overbite. Whatever the issue may be, Invisalign can help. With Invisalign from Dr. Hottenstein, you can correct the alignment of your teeth and your bite, and enjoy a healthier and more appealing smile.
Many patients, particularly adults, would prefer to avoid the appearance of metal braces on their teeth. If you would prefer a more subtle alternative, Invisalign is a great choice. Your clear aligners will be completely invisible when worn, and won’t affect your speech, either. Nobody has to know about your treatment with Invisalign unless you want them to know!
Typically, Invisalign is only recommended for minor-to-moderate orthodontic issues. If you have major bite problems or extremely crooked or crowded teeth, Invisalign may not be an appropriate treatment.
If you do have serious orthodontic issues, you will likely have to get metal braces. Traditional braces are still the “gold standard” for complex orthodontic problems, and can be used alongside other orthodontic appliances and surgeries to correct any problem with the position of your teeth and your bite.
One of the benefits of Invisalign is that your aligners are removable. You can take them out to eat and drink, and to brush and floss. This makes your life a lot more convenient, and is one of the reasons people love Invisalign.
But this is a bit of a double-edged sword. Although you can remove your aligners whenever you want, you need to be consistent about wearing them. To keep your treatment on track, you must wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours per day.
If you don’t wear your aligners for this length of time each day, your treatment will fall behind, which can lead to delays, added costs, and other issues. So before you get Invisalign, make sure you’re willing to commit to wearing your aligners for at least 20-22 hours each day.
To get Invisalign, you need a healthy mouth free of gum disease and tooth decay. If you do have any major oral health issues, these must be resolved with the proper treatments before you can begin the process of getting Invisalign treatment.
If you recognize any of the 5 above signs that Invisalign may be right for you, don’t wait. Take the first step toward a healthier, straighter, and more beautiful smile. Contact Molly Hottenstein Orthodontics online, or give us a call at (484) 258-2299 to set up a consultation with Dr. Hottenstein, and find out if Invisalign in Wyomissing is right for you.