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Dental Implants: A Guide for Seniors

If you are a senior considering dental implants, you may have to worry about issues other dental patients don't have to think about. For example, you may need more time to recover after receiving your implants. My name is Jodi, and I've been working with seniors for years. I decided to create this blog to help the seniors I can't meet in person. In this space, I'm going to post entries on everything related to dental implants and seniors. From tips on flossing implants after arthritis has claimed some of your dexterity, to guiding you through the implants-vs-dentures debate, this blog is designed for you. Thanks for reading. I hope you find what you need!



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Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?

by Jimmy Carter

While there are many dental procedures aimed at addressing teeth alignment issues, few are as effective, comfortable and discreet as Invisalign. Invisalign is just as its name suggests; it is a set of invisible aligners that are custom made for your teeth and mouth. They are designed for maximum comfort and efficiency, slowly adjusting the positioning of your teeth to restore your overall smile.

Many people wonder if Invisalign is truly for them, and if it will correct their current dental condition. If you're on the fence about Invisalign, this article will explore various conditions that these aligners can treat.

Persons with overbite/underbite

An overbite is an oral condition where the top set of teeth overlaps the bottom set by a significant distance. This causes complications in biting, chewing, and overall jaw strength. Invisalign can be designed for persons with overbite to slowly adjust the top row of teeth backwards in order to restore proper alignment.

Through 3D scanning, your mouth will be visualised and prepared for custom Invisalign aligners. They fit perfectly in the teeth and slowly adjust the positioning of the teeth and jaw to correct misalignment issues.

Patients with underbite can also benefit from Invisalign. Underbite is the opposite of overbite, where the lower jaw protrudes further than the upper jaw. Invisalign can gradually adjust the lower jaw positioning to restore that perfect smile. If the underbite is very severe, surgery may be necessary along with Invisalign treatment to get the best results.

Gaps in teeth/misaligned teeth

If there is improper spacing between your teeth, you may be suffering from a condition called gap teeth. Spaces between your teeth become breeding grounds for germs and infections.

Invisalign is an effective treatment option for gap teeth. The aligners are made to fit your teeth and to slowly adjust them back to their original position. In as little as 3 months, your teeth can be adjusted to cover these gaps and restore an attractive smile.

Crowded teeth

You may be experiencing a condition where your jaw is overcrowded. This can cause your teeth to be pushed out of position and to overlap each other. Crowded teeth are harder to brush and floss, making it easier for plaque to accumulate in the mouth and to cause cavities and tooth infections. Invisalign can reposition crowded teeth to make them fit correctly within the jawbone.

When you wear Invisalign aligners, they offer a discrete, effective and painless method for resolving a range of teeth alignment issues. Patients looking for an overall better smile are ideal candidates for Invisalign treatment. Speak with a dentist if you'd like more information.