invisalign candidate

It’s never too late to get the smile you’ve always wanted. Ask our Invisalign® dentists if you’re a candidate for clear aligner treatment.

We often recommend Invisalign braces for teenagers and adults who have crooked teeth and other issues that can be corrected with orthodontic treatment.

Are you a candidate for Invisalign braces? Call our office to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. We’re always more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

In the meantime, here are some of the reasons you may be a good candidate for Invisalign.

1. You’re Motivated to Straighten Your Teeth

If you’ve ever felt self-conscious of your smile, you’re likely to be highly motivated to wear your aligners as directed by one of our Invisalign dentists. For Invisalign to be effective, you must wear your aligners at least 20 to 22 hours a day. This means that you’ll only be able to remove your aligners during meals and while brushing teeth.

Invisalign aligners exert pressure on teeth to move them into their final positions. During the first day or so of wearing new aligners, you’ll feel this pressure on your teeth. However, many of our patients feel that this temporary pain is worth having a beautifully straight smile. The pressure on your teeth is a sign that the treatment is working.

2. Your Jaw Is Finished Growing

While a patient’s jaw could stop growing as soon as 12 years of age, this doesn’t automatically make them a candidate for Invisalign braces. Since these aligners are removable, patients must also have the self-discipline and motivation to wear Invisalign despite temporary discomfort.

It’s important to understand that each patient is different. Our dentists can help you decide what method of orthodontic treatment would be best.

3. You Don’t Want Metal on Your Teeth

Wish you could straighten teeth without metal braces? Ask one of our Invisalign dentists if you’re a candidate for clear aligner treatment.

Like the name suggests, Invisalign are nearly invisible aligners that straighten teeth little by little. Many of our patients appreciate that Invisalign lets them discreetly straighten teeth without their friends, coworkers, and family knowing.

4. You Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Dental plaque and tartar love to hide where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Fortunately, Invisalign can straighten teeth in as little as 12 to 18 months, so you can continue to easily brush and floss.

Orthodontic treatment doesn’t just improve the appearance of your smile—it also improves oral health. Many of our patients who undergo clear aligner treatment are able to avoid tooth decay and gum disease later in life.

5. You Have Little to No Issues with Your Bite

While Invisalign is great for teeth straightening, it may not help patients who have serious overbites or underbites. Yet, advances in Invisalign technology have made these easier to treat with clear aligners than ever before.

If your case is serious, we can refer you to a trusted orthodontist who uses metal braces and other appliances. If left untreated, bite misalignment can cause uneven wear on tooth enamel, jaw pain, and even TMJ disorder.

Call Our Invisalign Dentists

Our Invisalign dentists in Michigan are accepting new patients! With four practices in West Michigan, we have the capability of handling all of your family’s dental needs. To schedule an appointment, call MI Smiles Dental at (616) 974-4990.