Find out what makes someone a good candidate for nearly invisible braces.
Despite needing braces as a child perhaps you never got them and now you are wishing you had. Of course, it’s never too late to turn to braces to get the smile you want; however, our Federal Way, WA, dentist Dr. Todd Yoshino also knows that a lot of older patients want a discreet way to straighten their teeth without resorting to traditional metal braces. If this sounds like you then perhaps Invisalign could be the right treatment option.
What is Invisalign?
Instead of traditional braces, which use either metal or porcelain brackets and wires to shift teeth around, Invisalign uses a set of clear plastic aligners that fit over teeth much like whitening trays. Each aligner is custom-designed to apply just the right amount of pressure to certain teeth to move them gradually into the right place over the course of your treatment.
After your consultation and treatment planning phase, your Federal Way, WA, general dentist will provide you with a set of aligners, which you will wear for the majority of the day for up to two weeks before replacing them with the next set of aligners. Over time, you’ll start to see amazing results.
What problems can Invisalign treat?
Invisalign can handle a host of common dental issues including:
Overbite: The upper teeth protrude or cover the lower teeth when biting
Underbite: The lower teeth cover the upper teeth when biting
Crossbite: The upper and lower jaws don’t align when biting
Open bite: The upper and lower teeth never touch when biting
Gapped teeth: There are spaces or gaps between teeth
Crooked teeth: There is minor crookedness or twisting of teeth
Crowding: There isn’t enough room so teeth may overlap one another
Should I consider getting Invisalign?
If you are an older teen or adult who is living with a crooked smile in Federal Way, WA, and feels like you lack self-confidence because of your smile then you could be an ideal candidate for Invisalign. Even if Invisalign isn’t the most effective solution to meet your needs, we have other options that can. We are happy to work with you to give you the smile you want.
If you want to find out more about Invisalign then it’s time to call our Federal Way, WA, dental office. Let us know that you are interested in sitting down with your dentist, Dr. Yoshino, to find out if your smile could benefit from Invisalign treatment.