Crowded, gapped, or misaligned teeth not only cause functional dental problems but cosmetic issues as well. In turn, these consequences can negatively impact both your dental health and self-confidence. While traditional metal-and-wires braces are very much effective in treating these concerns, Invisalign offers a more comfortable and discreet treatment to your smile woes. An evaluation with either one of our Encino-area dentists, Dr. Michael Amir or Dr. Larry Hamer, here at the SC Dental Group in Sherman Oaks, CA, will determine your candidacy for this treatment. In the meantime, the following are crucial factors that dentists consider when determining if Invisalign treatment will work for you.
As younger individuals change and develop, so do their jaws, and consequently, their smiles. Their teeth are likewise constantly shifting along with their growing jaws, making it practically impossible for dentists to craft a predictable treatment plan according to their initial set of teeth impressions. That being said, Individuals are typically recommended for individuals older than 13 years old.
Your Smile’s Condition
While Invisalign aligners are suitable and very effective for mild to moderate cases of overcrowding, gaps, and crookedness, it might not be effective for treating more complex orthodontic problems. Generally speaking, Invisalign can treat gapped teeth, an open bite, underbite, overbite, crossbite, and severe crowding. However, if you have a severe bite issue, you may need traditional orthodontic treatment. To assess whether your concern could be treated with Invisalign, your dentist in Encino, CA, can determine whether or not you’re an ideal candidate during your consultation.
Your Resolve and Commitment to Treatment
During treatment, you will be required to wear the Invisalign aligners for 22 hours a day so that you can achieve your treatment goals within the proposed treatment timeframe. Likewise, you can only remove the aligners when you eat, floss, and brush your teeth. Fortunately, the aligners are made of very comfortable thermoplastic material, and people won’t really notice that you’re wearing them unless you point it out.
Want to Know If Invisalign Will Work For You?
Reach out to us here at SC Dental Group the Encino, CA, area to arrange a visit with one of our dentists, Dr. Michael Amir or Dr. Larry Hamer. Call (818) 905-5400 today to schedule an appointment at our Sherman Oaks office.