Am I a Candidate for Invisalign® Treatment?

Invisalign orthodontist in Coralville and Iowa City, IA

Most people are eligible to straighten their teeth with Invisalign® aligners. However, you’ll need to book a consultation with our Invisalign orthodontist in Coralville and Iowa City, IA, to determine if you’re a candidate. At our two conveniently located offices, we’re able to treat children, teens, and adults with these revolutionary and nearly invisible aligners.

Here’s what you need to know about Invisalign treatment, and what candidates tend to have in common. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our orthodontic offices and we’d be more than happy to help!

Understanding Invisalign Treatment

Before determining candidacy, it’s crucial to understand what Invisalign is and how it works. Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners, custom-made for your teeth, to gradually shift them into the desired position.

The process involves using advanced 3D computer-imaging technology to plan out the entire treatment, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired outcome. This approach not only offers a glimpse into the future of your smile but also allows for a custom-tailored treatment plan.

Invisalign First: Paving the Way for Young Smiles

Invisalign First is designed specifically for younger children whose smiles are still growing. It addresses a range of orthodontic issues, including crowding, spacing, and narrow dental arches, setting the stage for a healthier and more attractive adult smile.

Ideal candidates for Invisalign First are children who have begun to lose some baby teeth and have some adult teeth present. This phase of treatment often serves as a precursor to further orthodontic work, potentially reducing the complexity and duration of treatment needed later on.

Invisalign Teen: A Boost of Confidence for Adolescents

Teenagers face unique social and psychological challenges, and the thought of wearing metal braces can be daunting for many. Invisalign Teen is tailored to meet the needs of adolescents, offering a less visible, more comfortable, and highly effective treatment option.

This version includes features like compliance indicators to track wear time and replacement aligners in case of loss. Candidates for Invisalign Teen are those who have most or all of their permanent teeth and are willing to commit to wearing the aligners as prescribed by our Invisalign orthodontist.

Invisalign for Adults: Never Too Late for a Perfect Smile

Many adults who missed out on orthodontic treatment during their younger years or who have experienced shifts in their teeth over time believe it’s too late for them to achieve the smile they’ve always wanted. Invisalign for adults dispels this myth, offering a convenient and discreet way to straighten teeth without disrupting professional and personal lives.

Whether dealing with crowding, gaps, or misaligned teeth, most adults with healthy teeth and gums are excellent candidates for Invisalign treatment.

Book an Invisalign Consultation

Dr. John Mergen is proud to serve as your trusted Invisalign orthodontist in Iowa City and Coralville, IA. Our Top 1% VIP Diamond Plus Provider is also accepting new patients! To book an Invisalign consultation, please call our Coralville office at (319) 626-2142 and our Iowa City office at (319) 688-0800. You may also request an appointment online.