Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

November 6, 2017 Invisalign

Do you have crooked teeth, or a mild bite alignment issue, that has caused your dentist to recommend orthodontics to treat? You may be concerned about the appearance of metal braces, but that is why we offer Invisalign here in Platte City at Platte Valley Dental Care. This system of clear braces helps you correct your smile and maintain a natural appearance while doing so. Not everyone is a good candidate for Invisalign, however.

Who Is a Candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is designed to address more mild orthodontics issues. If you want a straighter smile without metal braces, and have any of the following concerns, you are likely a good candidate for Invisalign:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Mild overbite or underbite
  • Mild overcrowding
  • Small gaps between your teeth

If your teeth require rotating, vertical movement or the misalignment is severe, you may require metal braces first to get your teeth to a more suitable position for Invisalign.

Why Invisalign Clear Aligners Matter

In addition to loving the clear appearance of Invisalign, our patients in Platte City enjoy clear braces for other reasons. This cosmetic dentistry procedure also tends to work faster than metal braces and is much more comfortable. Never worry about metal wires poking your cheeks, or a bracket breaking off and cutting your gums. Aligners are removed while eating and brushing your teeth, so your daily life does not have to change at all while you work to enhance your smile. Finally, Invisalign costs about the same as metal braces, and many dental insurers do cover Invisalign for orthodontics treatment.

Learn More from Your Dentist in Platte City

If you are interested in learning more about who is a candidate for Invisalign, or if you are ready to schedule your consultation, please contact our Platte City office by calling 816-858-2027, or contact us online.


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