Is Invisalign Right for You?

Invisalign braces are a revolution in modern orthodontic care. Their near invisibility and ease of use have helped millions of adults with poor dental alignment to have more beautiful, healthier smiles. For most people, Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces. However, your Tulsa, Okla., dentist knows that Invisalign braces are not always the right choice for everyone. Here’s how to determine if they are right for you.

What Dental Corrections Do You Need?

Tulsa Invisalign is a great solution if your tooth movements are easy to predict. However, there are some tooth movements, such as rotations and moving teeth up or down, that can be difficult to predict. This can throw the sequence of your Invisalign aligners out of whack if the teeth do not respond as predicted. Some of these movements can also be more difficult to achieve with Invisalign, making them take longer to achieve than they would with more traditional braces.

How Often Will You Wear Your Aligners?

Invisalign aligners can and should be removed for eating and cleaning your teeth. However, our Tulsa dentists have noticed that some people end up removing their aligners for other reasons, which reduces the amount of time they are able to work in your mouth. If you do not believe you will be able to keep your Invisalign aligners in your mouth for the entire day, eating and teeth cleaning aside, you may want to look into other options for straightening your teeth.

The Time

The process of straightening more complicated orthodontic issues with Invisalign can take longer to complete than it would with traditional braces. Even after your initial sequence of aligners ends, you may need to go through a second phase of aligners to refine the way your smile looks. The amount of time it will take to get your smile where it should be will also depend largely on how frequently you wear your aligners. If you spend most of the day with them out, you will have to use your aligners for much longer than you might otherwise.

The Cost

When compared to traditional mental braces, Invisalign aligners can be more expensive. Our dentists in Tulsa understand that cost can put a strain on finances, especially if your dental insurance does not fully cover orthodontic care. If cost is a concern for you, we encourage you to discuss your options with us.

If you are interested in correcting your smile by using Invisalign in Tulsa, we encourage you to make an appointment with one of our Perfect Smile Tulsa dentists today. We will examine your teeth and discuss your lifestyle needs to determine whether Invisalign is the right orthodontic decision for you.

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