MI Smile Journey team

Who Can Use Invisalign?

Posted on April 13, 2022

Invisalign is a great option for people who want to achieve a beautiful smile. These clear, plastic devices fit over your teeth snugly and gently move crooked teeth to adjust your bite over time. While they work for most people, your orthodontist can tell you whether they’re right for you. 

Children

You may notice your children’s teeth are not coming in straight, or you may be concerned about an apparent overbite or underbite. If that’s the case, consulting an orthodontist is a good idea since early treatment can prevent or correct problems as your child grows. It’s always beneficial to get an orthodontic screening at about age 6 or 7.

For young children, orthodontists can use many treatments to guide the teeth correctly, but Invisalign or braces usually aren’t used before a child reaches age 12. However, children develop at different rates, so only a professional can evaluate your child’s individual needs. 

Teens

Teens are often self-conscious about their appearance and may resist getting traditional braces. But since clear aligners are nearly invisible, they can be a great treatment choice. Teens can straighten their teeth and improve their smile without feeling embarrassed about how they look.

Teenagers are also incredibly active, but since Invisalign aligners are made from extremely durable hard plastic, you don’t have to worry about breakage. Another advantage of clear aligners is that they are removable, making it easier for teens to clean their teeth thoroughly to prevent decay.

Adults

Many adults have been living with crooked teeth or a misaligned bite for some time. When they decide to seek orthodontic treatment, they often choose Invisalign for its convenience and compatibility with their lifestyle. Adults who work with the public also appreciate the clear appearance of Invisalign. 

Invisalign aligners need to be worn between 20 and 22 hours per day, and should be removed only to eat and clean the teeth. However, for a special occasion such as a job interview or a photograph, they can be removed briefly.

Clear Invisalign aligners are comfortable and work quickly and effectively to correct your smile. Since they are custom fitted, nearly all adults and teens can benefit from them. If you’re considering straightening your teeth, it’s an option worth exploring with your orthodontist.

Are you a candidate for Invisalign? If you live in the Saginaw or Frankenmuth area, click here to learn more and make an appointment.

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