Are you considering Invisalign® cosmetic treatment to straighten your teeth, improve your smile, and boost your confidence? The first step is to determine your candidacy for Invisalign clear aligner therapy.

One way to determine your candidacy is to schedule a consultation with a trusted Invisalign dentist in Naperville, IL. So, don’t wait – call Thomas F. Brown, DDS today at (630) 369-3120 to get started!

Our Naperville Invisalign dentist created this simple quiz to help you determine if this treatment may be right for you. Be sure to answer each question as honestly as possible and compare your answers to the results at the end of this blog

1. How important is it for you to have a discreet orthodontic treatment?

  1. a) Very important
  2. b) Somewhat important
  3. c) Not important at all

2. How severe is your misalignment or orthodontic issue?

  1. a) Mild
  2. b) Moderate
  3. c) Severe

3. Are you committed to wearing aligners for at least 20 hours a day?

  1. a) Yes, I can commit to the dentist-recommend 20 to 22 hours daily
  2. b) I can try
  3. c) No, I’m not sure I can do that

4. Are you willing to make adjustments to your diet and avoid certain foods during treatment?

  1. a) Yes, I’m willing to make dietary changes
  2. b) I’m somewhat willing to adjust 
  3. c) No, I don’t want to change my diet

5. Do you have any dental issues (like cavities or gum disease) that need to be addressed before starting orthodontic treatment?

  1. a) No, my dental health is excellent
  2. b) Yes, but I’m willing to address them before starting
  3. c) Yes, but I’d rather not deal with them right now

6. Are you comfortable with the idea of regular orthodontic check-ups every 4-6 weeks during treatment?

  1. a) Yes, that’s manageable 
  2. b) I can manage occasional check-ups, but it might be inconvenient
  3. c) No, I prefer a treatment with fewer appointments

7. How concerned are you about potential discomfort during orthodontic treatment?

  1. a) Not concerned at all
  2. b) A little concerned
  3. c) Very concerned

8. Do you have a busy lifestyle that may make traditional braces less convenient for you?

  1. a) Yes
  2. b) My lifestyle is somewhat busy
  3. c) No, my lifestyle is not particularly busy

9. Are you willing to commit to the entire treatment duration, which can vary but typically lasts 12-18 months?

  1. a) Yes, I’m committed to completing the treatment
  2. b) I am willing to try
  3. c) No, I prefer a shorter treatment duration


Let’s see how your answers compare with the results:

Mostly A’s

Invisalign is likely a great option for you! Your commitment to discreet orthodontic treatment and your willingness to follow the recommended guidelines make you a good candidate.

Mostly B’s

Invisalign could still be a suitable choice, but you may need to consider your level of commitment and potential challenges. Discuss your concerns with an orthodontist to determine the best course of action.

Mostly C’s 

Invisalign might not be the ideal treatment for you at this time. You may want to explore other orthodontic options that better align with your preferences and lifestyle.

Invisalign in Naperville, IL

Remember, this quiz provides general guidance. It’s crucial to consult with Dr. Brown to assess your specific needs and determine the most appropriate orthodontic treatment plan for you. If you’d like to schedule an Invisalign consultation, request your appointment here, or call (630) 369-3120 for scheduling.