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Who is a Good Candidate for Invisalign Clear Aligners?

Good Candidate for Invisalign Clear Aligners in Boston MA Area

A beautiful smile can be a tremendous asset in both your personal and professional life. There is nothing like a beautiful smile to boost your confidence or put others at ease. For many people, Invisalign treatment offers a viable option for correcting problems with crooked teeth. How do you know if you are a good candidate for Invisalign clear aligners? A visit to Anjum A. Ansari DMD General & Cosmetic Dentistry in Boston MA can help determine if Invisalign treatment is for you.

What Problems Can Invisalign Aligners Treat?

Invisalign aligners can correct several problems with your teeth to include:

  • crooked or uneven teeth
  • under bites
  • overbites
  • cross bites and
  • gaps in your teeth


After a thorough evaluation of your mouth, jaw and teeth, Dr. Ansari can recommend the best treatment for straightening your teeth.

Who is a Good Candidate for Invisalign Treatment?

Most people can wear Invisalign aligners. Not everyone, however, is a good candidate for this treatment. Here are some facts you should know before considering Invisalign treatment:

Invisalign aligners are only effective when worn 20 to 22 hours per day. This exerts pressure on your teeth. You must be willing to endure the pressure and discomfort of wearing these aligners for 12 to 18 months to get optimal results in straightening your teeth.

Invisalign aligners can be taken off to brush and floss your teeth. Good oral health is a must when using Invisalign aligners to avoid dental problems like gum infections or disease that can interfere with your Invisalign treatment.

If you smoke, Invisalign treatment may not be the best option for you as smoking can discolor or stain your aligners, giving them an unsightly appearance.

Young children may find it difficult to maintain the requirements of Invisalign treatment, making them poor candidates for this treatment.

Seniors with poor dexterity may find it hard to remove and replace the aligner properly to care for their teeth.

To learn more about Invisalign aligners and how you can benefit from Invisalign treatment, contact Anjum A. Ansari DMD General & Cosmetic Dentistry in Boston MA at (617) 581-0689.

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Anjum A. Ansari, D.M.D.

Anjum A. Ansari, D.M.D. is a committed and skilled professional with over two decades of dentistry experience in general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. She is dedicated to helping patients maintain a healthy life by practicing good dental hygiene and protecting their teeth. The latest technology, modern equipment and advance up to date techniques are used in her treatments to provide the most effective results for patients. Due to her expertise and skills, she holds membership in prestigious dental associations such as the American Dental Association and Massachusetts dental association. She prides herself on taking three times the required continuing dental education to hone her skills. Providing the best care in the most comfortable environment is paramount to everyone who works here.

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