The Ideal Candidate for Invisalign

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O'Fallon IL Cosmetic DentistInvisalign is one of the newest and most innovative options in orthodontics. Using this clear aligner system, adults and teens can straighten their smile without wearing metal brackets, bands and wires. There are countless advantages of choosing Invisalign, but this treatment option is especially ideal for certain patients.

You may be a great candidate for Invisalign if you:

Have a high-profile career or a job that requires public speaking. In such cases, wearing traditional metal braces may not be a smart option for you. The nearly invisible design of Invisalign allows public officials, salespeople and other career-oriented adults to remain successful and confident in their job while undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Need mild to moderate orthodontic correction. While Invisalign isn’t best for severe misalignment, it can effectively address underbites, overbites, crossbites, crowding and spacing issues that teens and adults commonly face.

Play an instrument. Many teens participate in the band at school, and bulky brackets can easily get in the way. With Invisalign, you can comfortably play your instrument or even remove the appliance for practice and concerts if you wish.

Don’t want to give up popcorn, nuts or candy. The food restrictions that come with traditional braces can be a major setback for teens as well as adults. Since Invisalign trays can be removed for eating, you won’t have to worry about your food choices sabotaging your smile straightening treatment. Go ahead and enjoy that bucket of popcorn at the movies with your friends!

Don’t have time for frequent office visits. A huge benefit to wearing Invisalign is that you won’t need to visit the orthodontist for frequent checkups and adjustments like you would in traditional braces. In fact, you will only be required to schedule every 4 to 6 weeks!

Want to be confident during prom, yearbook photos and other school events. Invisalign Teen is a highly-preferred treatment method for high schoolers who don’t want these milestone events jeopardized by the discomfort or embarrassment of wearing braces.

Value the health of your smile. Many patients in traditional braces find it difficult to keep their teeth clean and maintain proper hygiene. With Invisalign, you’ll remove the aligners for brushing and flossing. This helps you avoid the staining, gingivitis and decay that commonly plagues braces wearers.

To learn more about Invisalign or Invisalign Teen at Soft Touch Dentistry, please schedule a consult with Dr. Thompson. We can accurately determine your candidacy for this unique clear aligner therapy for a straighter and more confident smile.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Sarah Thompson, Soft Touch Dentistry
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1214 Paragon Dr
O’Fallon, IL 62269
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