Am I A Candidate For Invisalign?

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Tue, 06/20/2017

Invisalign candidates in Fresno CA Invisalign® is an exciting option for our Fresno area patients who are looking for an orthodontic treatment that is superior to traditional metal braces. These inconspicuous clear plastic aligners have helped many of our patients re-align their teeth without discomfort or embarrassment.

But is Invisalign® right for you? It's impossible to answer that question over the internet, of course. You need to visit our office for a consultation and examination. But it's certainly possible to talk generally about Invisalign® candidacy.

First, we need to determine if you have a condition that can be treated by Invisalign®. These are pretty much the same conditions that are treated by traditional metal braces:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Cross-bites
  • Crowded or otherwise irregularly spaced teeth

At that point, it's a simple matter of evaluating your oral health and the state of your teeth and gums. To be a candidate for Invisalign®, you need to have sound, strong teeth and gums. Most importantly, you can't suffer from gum disease. If you do, we'll need to address those problems before moving ahead with Invisalign®.

The good news is that anyone who is a good candidate for traditional metal braces may be a good candidate for Invisalign®. We will make sure you understand all of your options, and that you get recommendations for treatments that are the best match for your teeth and expectations.

If you live in or around Fresno, California and you have questions about Invisalign®, please call Dr. Gregory Miyake, DDS today at 559-224-0103