How Well Do You Qualify for Invisalign Treatment?

clearbracesalignerThere’s often a lot that goes into qualifying for a treatment, which can cause patients to feel hesitant or nervous. When it comes to straightening your teeth with Invisalign treatment, we encourage you to ask your questions. It’s quite easy to assume that the clear aligner trays will not offer adequate treatment to improve your misalignment – after all, they just seem too good to be true. Fortunately, this orthodontic treatment offers a long list of benefits and works wonders for many patients. To learn a bit more about your candidacy and whether Invisalign is right for you, consider the following.

What Type of Malocclusion Do You Have?

Invisalign treatment addresses a variety of malocclusions – or the incorrect bite you’re dealing with – which means you may qualify even if you assume you don’t. You may make a good candidate for clear aligner trays if you suffer from one of the following:

  • Open bite
  • Under bite
  • Cross bite
  • Over bite
  • Overcrowding
  • Spacing

Can You Keep Up With Your Trays?

You may want to think about your candidacy in part on a personal level. You see, Invisalign treatment requires you to wear clear aligner trays every day for approximately 20 to 22 hours. This means you can take them out for reasons like eating or cleaning your teeth. If you’re not great at sticking to a schedule or keeping up with objects, you may need to think about whether Invisalign is the right choice.

Are You Worried About Your Appearance?

A good reason to choose Invisalign treatment is that you are worried about orthodontic care because it will interfere with your daily appearance. For instance, you may feel too embarrassed to choose metal braces because of your career. Or, you may worry that your self-esteem will suffer too much for other reasons. Fortunately, the clear aligner trays are nearly undetectable.


Questions about our Sheridan, WY dentist office? To learn more about Grinnell Street Dental services, or to schedule an appointment with one of our doctorscontact us at (307) 672-7567. We welcome residents from Sheridan, Gillette, Billings, Miles City, and the neighboring communities.