Is Everyone a Good Candidate for Invisalign Instead of Traditional Braces?

Written by Article By Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics.  

By the age of 44, most Americans have lost at least one tooth through tooth decay, gum disease or because of trauma. Tooth loss not only affects your physical appearance, but it also affects your oral health. The surrounding teeth will often begin to move, trying to fill the gap left by the missing tooth. Losing several teeth can result in the gums shrinking and the jawbone collapsing in upon itself. This will cause an individual to look older and prevent your mouth from functioning properly.

But braces can help remedy this situation. With today’s advancements in this technology, many people can wear Invisalign. This is a comfortable solution that’s easy to wear.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to replace teeth that have been lost for some reason. The implant screws into the bone and provides a natural looking artificial tooth replacement. For most people, dental implants are an ideal way of dealing with missing teeth. In cases where the patient has had periodontal disease and the gums have been damaged through bone loss, dental implants may not be a viable solution.

Getting new braces
Once you’ve decided on the procedure that’s right for you, simply make an appointment at the dentist’s or orthodontist’s office. After your initial visit, you’ll come in for regular check-ups every six to eight weeks. Invisalign can correct all types of issues including overbite, under bite, crooked teeth, gaps, crowded teeth and more. To see whether you’d be a good candidate for this procedure, consult with your orthodontist.

Article written by Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics.  Dr. Mark Rashidi and his staff at Remarkable Smiles work with patients who are ready to get that perfect smile. As an Orthodontist in Mission Viejo, Dr. Rashidi also offers services in Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel and Irvine. He is highly skilled with traditional metal braces, ceramic braces and Invisalign. 

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