Benefits of InviClear
InviClear clear aligners are virtually invisible, so people may not notice patients are wearing them and there are no metal brackets or wires that could irritate the mouth or break.
Choosing to straighten your teeth with the InviClear system (or traditional braces) also benefits the longevity of your natural teeth. Straight teeth are easier to clean and don’t develop as much plaque and bacteria buildup that can lead to gum disease and eventual tooth loss.
What’s more, straight teeth keep the forces of your bite balanced so that your teeth are less likely to wear down and chip over time. “All these benefits lead to maintaining your natural teeth for a long time, which is always a goal I have for my patients as a dentist,” says Dr. Horowitz.
Is InviClear Right for You?
If you have healthy teeth and you don’t have gum disease, you’re probably a great candidate for InviClear, a patient’s teeth may be structurally compromised or have other complex issues that can only be detected after a comprehensive exam, so it is important to have X-rays done by a dentist or orthodontist prior to starting treatment.
Patients with a history of periodontal disease may also benefit from the system as long as the gum disease is well-controlled at the start of treatment because InviClear allows for slow tooth movement and proper hygiene.
Some people may have difficulty remembering to wear the trays, so if compliance becomes an issue, traditional braces may be a better option. Finally, for more complex correction, additional treatments, such as metal brackets, rubber bands or even jaw surgery, may be required.
InviClear can treat patients of all ages, but some patients are better candidates than others. If you’re curious about whether you’re a good candidate for InviClear, speak with a dentist or orthodontist for evaluation.