Are You a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign has become a popular option for people looking to straighten their teeth without traditional wire braces. While Invisalign can be a good option for many people if they want to straighten their teeth gradually over time, they aren’t the right choice for every person.


When you get Invisalign, you receive multiple sets of clear aligners. You have to be willing and able to return to your dentist about every two weeks for a new set of clear aligners during the treatment period. One advantage of Invisalign is that you can remove your aligners for eating and drinking, which means that you don’t have to restrict your food choices or risk damaging your braces.

To be a good candidate for Invisalign, you need to:

  • Have certain types of misalignment: Invisalign can treat many dental issues, including crossbites, overbites, underbites, crowded teeth and gapped teeth. However, Invisalign is not the most effective method for treating severe misalignments. Only your dental professional can determine if it is a viable option for you.
  • Be a certain age: Only teens and adults can use Invisalign.
  • Be dedicated to your own treatment: For Invisalign to work, you must wear the aligners for about 22 hours a day. They can’t work if you don’t wear them.

If you are looking for comfort, ease of use and discreet options to treat your misalignment, Invisalign might be a great choice. Here at Kotis Family Dentistry, we are happy to discuss your options, including Invisalign. Give us a call today.