Is Invisalign Right For You?

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pasted-image-0If you want to pursue a beautiful smile without a mouthful of metal, then Invisalign could be a possible option for you. At Maplewood Dental Associates in Maplewood, MN, our dentists strive to provide our patients with comfortable treatments and beautiful outcomes. That is why we offer Invisalign, a discreet and effortless orthodontic treatment that is uniquely tailored for each of our patients. This innovative alternative to traditional braces uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth, and has added features to ensure optimal outcomes for your treatment.

What Invisalign Can Treat

When it comes to common orthodontic issues, Invisalign works is a perfect treatment option. At our Maplewood, MN office, we find that Invisalign is great for those who need to correct the following: 

  • Gapped Teeth
  • Crowded Teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite

Unfortunately, when it comes to more severe crookedness, large overbites, and other major issues, other advanced methods of treatment are required. If your case is too severe for Invisalign, our Maplewood dentists will help find the proper treatment option for you. Consult with our orthodontists at our Maplewood, MN office to find out if Invisalign could work for you.

Other Determining Factors

If Invisalign is a possible treatment option for you, don’t dive right in just yet. Despite the many conveniences of the Invisalign treatment, there are many other factors to consider. Our staff at Maplewood Dental Associates suggest that you consider the following before pursuing Invisalign.

Age

Invisalign is a great treatment option for older teenagers and adults, especially if they’re self-conscious of their orthodontic treatment. Invisalign aligners offer a practically invisible form of orthodontic treatment, so patients can now straighten their teeth without anyone noticing. Younger children and teens, however, are not recommended to pursue Invisalign treatment since their teeth are still growing. This is because younger patients teeth are always moving, and Invisalign can only be used by those who have lost all their baby teeth and erupted their second molars. If you are in your late teens and are curious about Invisalign, our Maplewood, MN dentistry can help you determine if you are old enough for Invisalign. If your child doesn’t qualify for Invisalign, they can still be a candidate for traditional braces.

Responsibility

One of the great things about Invisalign can also be its downfall. Unlike braces, Invisalign is a completely removable treatment. This makes it great for those who play sports, special events, or just general eating and drinking. Yet in order for the treatment to be effective, the Invisalign trays need to be worn for at least 22 hours a day. If you know that you are forgetful or will frequently remove your Invisalign trays, this may not be the best option for you. If you are not dedicated to your treatment, it won’t work. 

Cost

Although the cost of Invisalign has lowered over the years, they can still be a more expensive treatment option than traditional braces. Prices will vary for patients since the cost of treatment depends on what issues they will be correcting, so there is no set price. At Maplewood Dental Associates we understand that every patient's financial situation varies, which is why we offer various payment options. Come in for a consultation to get a quote and find out what payment plan our staff can work out for you.

Get Started on a Straighter Smile at Your Maplewood, MN Dentistry Today!

At Maplewood Dental Associates, we strive to offer our patients with easy and comfortable treatments that are tailored to their needs. If you’re are looking for orthodontic options or are considering Invisalign, feel free to contact us for any of your questions and or concerns. Pursuing a perfect smile doesn’t have to be a pain, contact us to learn more about Invisalign today!