Wondering if you can get Invisalign® to straighten your teeth? The only way to know for sure is to visit experienced orthodontist Dr. Robert Rudman for a one-on-one, complimentary consultation. To arrange your consultation at our elegant, comfortable Denver practice, please call 303-632-9766.
Not Necessarily, But Many People Are Good Candidates
When talking about whether Invisalign® works for anyone, there are three main factors to consider:
- Your age
- Your specific bite problems
- Your commitment to following the instructions
Point #1: Invisalign® is a great option for teens and adults alike! It may not work for the youngest children, especially those under age 12, who may be getting early interventional treatment. But for teens and adults, the option to straighten their teeth with virtually invisible aligners is quite appealing.
Point #2: Millions of people have been successfully treated with Invisalign®. It is true that not all bite problems and not all cases of crooked teeth can be treated with these aligners; however, the technology is quite impressive and is effective in a wide range of circumstances.
Point #3: Invisalign® aligners are removable. It’s one of their main benefits, but also requires compliance on your part. These aligners must be worn at least 23 hours a day. You remove them to eat, drink beverages other than water, brush your teeth and to floss. They must be worn at all other times to ensure effectiveness and timely results. If you feel prepared to take on this responsibility, then Invisalign® may work for you.
Final point: The bottom line is that there is no way to know if it will work for you without visiting Dr. Rudman. He will examine your teeth and bite using x-rays to see what is happening with the roots of the teeth, your jawbone and the overall structure of your bite. He will then describe all of the options to choose from, including which method he recommends for maximum effectiveness and fastest treatment time.
Signs You Are a Candidate
Invisalign® is capable of correcting many issues, including those involving:
- Crooked teeth
- Misaligned bite
- Gaps between teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Dissatisfaction with your smile
- Desire for straight teeth and an aligned bite
Orthodontics not only improve your smile, but also provide important functional and health-related benefits. Consider that crooked teeth can be more difficult to brush and floss effectively. That, in turn, can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Eating is more comfortable when you are chewing with an aligned bite. Teeth will also wear more evenly when they are straight.
At Advanced Orthodontic Care, Dr. Rudman wants each of his patients to reap the benefits of an aligned bite and teeth. He provides honest answers and guidance about your orthodontic options. If Invisalign® isn’t the best match, he’ll let you know whether a metal-braces alternative is right for you, such as ceramic braces or Incognito® lingual braces.
Finding the Right Option for You
To arrange your complimentary Invisalign® consultation with Dr. Robert Rudman at Advanced Orthodontic Care, please call our experienced staff at 303-331-0222. Located in the Cherry Creek neighborhood, our modern office includes comfortable treatment chairs and a family-friendly atmosphere. Please contact us today to learn more.