Post by: / April 16, 2019

Are My Teeth Too Bad For Invisalign?

People usually associate Invisalign with mild to moderate misalignment. Usually those with slightly angled teeth or overcrowding that has bothered them for too long.

But what about people with severely crooked teeth with overlapping and overcrowding? We often get asked: Are my teeth too bad for Invisalign?

The simple answer is… maybe, but probably not!

Barring extreme cases, Invisalign is generally an option for most people, but what is most important is that the person is willing to commit to the process. In order for Invisalign to work correctly and efficiently, there certainly requires a number of lifestyle changes – replacing certain habits with new ones.

Some important factors to consider with Invisalign treatment:

  • Wearing your Invisalign trays 22 hours a day. (This might seem like a lot, because it is. It basically gives you enough time to eat three meals a day, and not much more than that. You might even find that since it’s such a pain to snack throughout the day, you eat less. Many people have reported an unexpected weight drop during their Invisalign treatment. Hurray for silver linings!)
  • Brushing and flossing your teeth right after each meal and rinsing your trays before putting them back in.
  • Committing to regular visits with your orthodontist. At South Surrey Smiles, these visits are usually once every 2 months.

So, with time, Invisalign can help a great many conditions, but it is really up to the user to ensure they are effective.

At South Surrey Smiles, we can guide you in this decision and give you a clear idea of exactly what is going to be asked of you. We recommend you come in for a consultation, we would love to help.