Are Clear the Alternative to Braces Right for Me?
By Kwong Orthodontics, P.C
October 29, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Clear Aligners  

Find out if you could benefit from getting nearly invisible braces.

Here are some questions you should ask yourself before deciding if it’s time to talk to your Portage orthodontist Dr. Thomas Kwong Clear Alignersabout getting the clear alternative to braces.

Q. What dental issues are you looking to fix?
Two of the biggest factors that determine whether clear braces like Invisalign are right for you are the problems you are looking to correct with orthodontics and how severe your dental issues are. Even though Invisalign can treat moderate to even more complex dental cases, those with very severe issues like large overbites may require traditional orthodontics from your Portage orthodontist in order to help shift the jaw back into the proper place.
Here are the most common issues that Invisalign can handle:

  • Spaces between teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites

Q. How old are you?
Another important factor is age. While Invisalign can be a great treatment option for older teens and adults they aren’t the best option for children and young teens since teeth are still growing. Invisalign can be fantastic for older teens and adults who are looking for a way to straighten their smiles without others noticing. Imagine enjoying prom, graduation or even your first day on the job without having to worry about people seeing your braces.

Q. Are you dedicated to wearing braces?
It’s true that Invisalign is easy to wear, especially since you can remove your trays for eating and drinking. Despite this, it’s important not to abuse this privilege. You will still want to wear your clear trays for a minimum of 22 hours out of the day to get the results you want.

Furthermore, your Portage, MI orthodontist will advise that you wear a retainer even after Invisalign treatment in order to retain your smile’s new shape. It’s important that you continue to follow our instructions so you can keep those beautiful new results.

If you want to find out if the clear alternative to braces are right for you, then it’s time to schedule a consultation with your Portage, MI orthodontist at Kwong Orthodontics. Dr. Kwong can give you that straighter smile no matter your age.