Who Is a Candidate for Invisalign?

Who Is a Candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign® clear aligners are discreet, comfortable, and effective, so it’s no surprise that over 11 million people have chosen to transform their smiles with this wire-free orthodontic option. 

Even though Invisalign is one of the most requested orthodontic services, Dr. Roberto Palmieri, accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, knows no two smiles are alike. 

That’s why, if you’re considering Invisalign treatment, we start with a consultation here at Palmieri Dentistry in Mooresville, North Carolina. Here’s what you need to know:

Are you a candidate for Invisalign clear aligners?

If you’re dreaming of a perfect smile 一 without the hassle of metal braces 一 you might consider Invisalign. The ideal candidate for Invisalign should have a treatable orthodontic concern and be committed to the Invisalign process.

Treatable orthodontic issues

Whether you want generally straighter teeth or want to tackle a bad bite, Invisalign can help you achieve those goals. The ideal Invisalign candidate has at least one of these treatable cases:

If you’re considering Invisalign to correct a bite problem (malocclusion), your candidacy depends on how severe it is. At your consultation, Dr. Palmieri discusses your specific needs and orthodontic goals, so you know right away if Invisalign is the solution for your malocclusion.

Commitment to the process

If you want Invisalign to straighten your teeth, close a bothersome gap, or correct your overbite, you must stay committed to the process. This means:

The average Invisalign treatment takes 12-18 months, and if you don’t think you (or your child) can do all of the above, Invisalign might not be right for you at this time.

Benefits of Invisalign

Once you’ve been cleared for Invisalign, it’s time to celebrate. Your journey to a dazzling new smile is planned out from your first tray to your last thanks to revolutionary technology, including:

iTero Element scanner

The iTero Element® scanner provides detailed images of your mouth and eliminates the need for goopy physical impressions.

ClinCheck software

ClinCheck® software enables predictable treatment plans and the ability to monitor tooth movement and track your progress.

SmartTrack material

SmartTrack® material fits perfectly around your gums as they shift your teeth with predictable movements.

Invisalign is advanced, but it’s also discreet, giving you the confidence to share your smile with the world even before your treatment is complete. 

Because Invisalign trays are removable, you won’t have the struggles associated with metal braces. You can eat your favorite foods without worrying about damaging a wire or bracket. 

Get your smile assessment today!

While this guide highlighted a couple of factors that determine a good candidate for Invisalign, the only way to know for sure is to schedule a consultation at Palmieri Dentistry. 

During your consultation, Dr. Palmieri examines your mouth and reviews digital X-rays of your teeth and jaws. Depending on the results of your orthodontic exam, he suggests the appropriate treatment and how that treatment can benefit the form and function of your mouth.

Find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign by scheduling your consultation today. Call our office at 704-247-6336 or book your appointment online

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