Choosing your orthodontist, and by extension, what your options are for years of orthodontic treatment and appointments, is no small feat. One of the deciding factors in this decision is which types of tooth movement your orthodontist has available. Traditional braces, self-ligating braces, or even Invisalign are all options. With so much innovation in the orthodontic field, we have lots of options to best fit any patient’s needs. Whether traditional braces or Invisalign is best for you, our team of orthodontic specialists is here to help you!
Making a Decision: Invisalign
- Choosing Invisalign
- Invisalign Candidacy
- What issues can Invisalign help with
- Invisalign Pain
As we mentioned, deciding which type of treatment is best for you is a big choice. Luckily, your orthodontist is an expert and can recommend the best course of action. We frequently get questions about Invisalign costs and past patients’ success with Invisalign treatment. For those answers check out our link to pricing for invisalign page and our wealth of five-star reviews.
There are many benefits to choosing Invisalign for your treatment. First and most important, Invisalign is invisible! If you don’t say anything, nobody will know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, Invisalign’s clear aligners are invisible in your mouth. Invisalign treatment is completely customized, comfortable, and effective. Because Invisalign is removable, brushing and flossing remain easy, and there are no dietary restrictions.
Your orthodontist will be able to tell you if you are a candidate for treatment with Invisalign. After an evaluation and assessment of your treatment needs, your orthodontist can fully explain your options to you. Invisalign can be used for kids and adults, Invisalign Teen is available for teens or kids who prefer the Invisalign experience. Orthodontist Dr. Christopher Murphy at Southern Maine Orthodontics is an experts in Invisalign, and can make sure it’s right for you.
What Issues Can Invisalign Help with?
The beauty of Invisalign is that it can be used to help with almost any orthodontic issue! From overbites to underbites, Invisalign has you covered. Just ask your orthodontist if it’s right for you!
Invisalign is made from patented thermoplastics. This specialized formula is designed specifically for tooth movement and making sure your bite is beautiful and healthy after treatment. Almost every orthodontic movement is possible with Invisalign and an expert orthodontist.
Pain is something we’re asked about a lot during and before treatment. With any orthodontic action, your teeth and bones are moving to make your smile straight and beautiful. This movement can cause mild soreness after an adjustment or switch of aligners. Luckily, this soreness should last a couple of days at most, and there are many things you can do to lessen the pain. Over-the-counter painkillers, orthodontic wax, and eating soft foods after appointments are easy ways to make your adjustment easier and lessen pain. For more information, check out our website or blog!