Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

candidate for invisalignOnce upon a time, if you had a bite problem or crooked teeth, you had to expect a long, long course of treatment. You would have to have metal brackets installed on your teeth, and you might even need to wear headgear that you were teased about. This is no longer the case in all situations. You might actually be a candidate for Invisalign clear braces – they are an alternative that looks far less extreme, and may even take less treatment time. So, how do you know if you are a candidate for Invisalign?

Get an Assessment

The first thing you need to do to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign is to see your dentist in Springfield. Dr. Roger Buzbee can do an assessment, and then talk with you about whether you are a candidate for Invisalign (most people are), or would be better served by traditional braces.

Pros and Cons

Now in fairness, we do have to point out that metal braces are still the most common, and the least expensive, way of correcting your teeth. However, having said that, we know that wearing metal braces is not a whole lot of fun if you care about your appearance. And for that matter, sometimes it really is six of one and half a dozen of the other – yes, metal braces will offer quicker correction. But on the down side, they are installed in your mouth until Dr. Buzbee removes them. That means that you have to eat with them in your mouth, and you cannot take them out to clean your teeth the way that you can with Invisalign clear braces, which are removable for eating and cleaning.

Invisalign Advantages

When you choose Invisalign clear braces, you can eat whatever you want because you can take your aligners out at mealtime. Of course you do have to remember to put them back in – if you forget, they are simply not working for you. So, if you can remember to put the aligners back in, then you may be a very good candidate for Invisalign. If you lack discipline, though, you might be better off with metal braces.

Contact Our Orthodontist for Invisalign in Springfield

If you think you would be a good candidate for Invisalign, contact Dr. Roger Buzbee at Chesterfield Family Dental in Springfield, MO. You can reach us at 417-888-0771. To learn more about Invisalign, read our other pages: Invisalign Overview and the Benefits of Invisalign.