What is the Best Age to Get Invisalign?

Moore Family Dentistry, located in Garner, NC provides patients with exceptional dental care to ensure you maintain optimal levels of oral health for years to come!

Invisalign continues to be the ideal way to straighten teeth. No matter what your concerns and goals are, Invisalign can help you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you’ve been longing for. In addition to its aesthetic benefits, this treatment may reduce the risk of a number of health conditions. These include chronic headaches, speech challenges, gum disease, TMJ disorder, and more.

Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign is comfortable. It involves a series of clear, plastic aligners that slowly but surely move your teeth to where they belong. You’ll be able to take them out to care for your teeth and enjoy your meals. Best of all, nobody will know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment as these aligners are virtually invisible to the naked eye.

Many of our patients wonder about the best age to get Invisalign. There is no hard and fast answer to this very common question. It really depends on your unique malocclusions, goals, preferences, and lifestyle. In most cases, however, we recommend Invisalign to teens and adults.

Younger patients may struggle to keep their aligners in their mouth for at least 22 hours per day. Since this can significantly prolong treatment, it may make more sense for children to straighten their teeth with metal braces. Metal braces will be permanently affixed to their teeth and can also lead to beautiful results. The caveat with metal braces, however, is that they can make it difficult to brush and floss. They may also lead to food restrictions.

If you’re unsure of whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, we can help. We’ll perform a comprehensive exam and look beyond your age to determine if this treatment is right for you.

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If you have further questions about Moore Family Dentistry, or our Invisalign service, don’t hesitate to contact us today at our Garner, NC Dentist’s office. You can reach us at 919.772.1811. We look forward to hearing from you!

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