Am I a Good Candidate for Invisalign? By James Stein on June 19, 2023

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Everyone wants straight teeth that make for a winning smile. However, when it comes to cosmetic dentistry, not everyone is ready for treatment since certain criteria that concern your overall oral health must be met.

As a leading provider of Invisalign® in Boston, MA, Dr. James Stein and Dr. Brett Stein believe everyone should feel confident in their smile. Let’s dive into the qualities of an ideal candidate for Invisalign.

What Makes Someone a Good Invisalign Candidate?

Only Mild to Moderate Correction Needed

Invisalign works best for those with minor to moderate bite problems and crooked teeth. Typically, the severity of the issues won’t impact eating or speaking, which demonstrates why teens or adults may have been able to get by without the need for traditional braces. Invisalign is designed to adjust a few teeth at a time. Severe malocclusion problems may need to be corrected with braces.

Healthy Teeth and Gums

By practicing good oral hygiene and regularly visiting the dentist for cleanings and exams, you’re paving the way for healthy teeth and gums; factors that make Invisalign most successful. If there are issues afflicting your teeth or gums, your dentist will address them before fitting you with your Invisalign trays.

Commitment to the Invisalign System

Even if you’re physically a great candidate for Invisalign, the treatment won’t produce the kind of results you’re after if you don’t commit to wearing them as often as you should or taking care of them properly. Good candidates for Invisalign are disciplined in wearing their aligners for most of the day and night, removing them only to eat, as well as brushing their teeth and maintaining good oral care habits.

Is There an Ideal Age for Invisalign?

Whether you are considering Invisalign for yourself or your child, you may be wondering if there’s an ideal age for Invisalign. Is it too late? Too early? 

While adult patients (early 20s to 80 years of age) will most likely have the most discipline and commitment to the treatment, and therefore have the most success, Invisalign can be effective for teenagers and even young children. It’s important to speak with the dentists at our Boston practice to get a clear picture of what you or your child can expect from this solution.

Find Out if You’re a Good Candidate for Invisalign

If you’re ready for a straight smile that you’re proud to show off to the world, Dr. James Stein and Dr. Brett Stein, with the help of their dedicated dental team, have the skills and resources to put you on the track to success. Our cosmetic dentists in Boston have helped numerous patients just like you instill confidence in their smiles with a wide range of treatments, including Invisalign. To learn more about Invisalign candidacy or what qualified patients can expect from the treatment process, reach out to our friendly team today
 

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James M. Stein, DMD

Our dental practice has been trusted by Boston patients for over 30 years. Together, Dr. James M. Stein and Brett E. Stein are members of various renowned organizations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American College of Prosthodontists

If you are ready to achieve optimal oral and overall health, call our office at (617) 227-6076 or request an appointment online.

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