Aligner Trays Quiz: All About Candidacy

When you’ve got a friend with clear aligner trays for orthodontic treatment, you may have that aha! moment when that imaginary light bulb goes off over your head. This seems like just what you’ve been hoping for: An orthodontic treatment that can work but that is not as obvious and in-the-way as the metal braces you’ve always envisioned. However, who will it work for? For yourself? For your child? Get the scoop on candidacy details from a quick quiz.

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: If you’re looking to choose an orthodontic system for yourself but you have more than just mild cosmetic issues with the alignment of your smile, you’re not going to qualify for an aligner tray system.
  2. True or False: If you want to find a way to treat your teen or child’s misalignment, you will quickly discover the fact that trays are specifically for adults. Younger smiles will require fixed brackets and wires.
  3. True or False: We will need to interview you to make sure you’re responsible enough to track and care for your aligner treatment.

Quiz Answers

  1. False. We know that patients often assume aligners are for cosmetic care only. Fortunately, they offer treatment for a variety of more serious alignment concerns. Schedule a consultation!
  2. False. Invisalign treatment and ClearCorrect are suggested for adults and are often appropriate for teens, as well. For children and younger teens, the clear aligner system called Ortho-Tain offers systems for ages five through seven, eight through 12, and 12 and over. There’s something for everyone.
  3. False. Anyone can do it! With just a little bit of willpower, you can easily keep those aligner trays clean and store them properly, so your smile is adjusted and beautifully aligned in no time!

Find Out If Aligner Trays Are For You!

Finding out about candidacy for orthodontic care is truly as easy as scheduling a single consultation with us. We invite you to schedule an appointment with your Katy, TX dentist at Lathrop Dental Center by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.

Ready to fall in love with your smile, but not sure where to start? Send us a photo or a question of your smile, and Dr. Lathrop will respond!