Invisalign clear aligners are being preferred over traditional braces by an increasing number of teens and adults. There are multiple reasons people have been choosing orthodontic treatment options for correcting bite and other related dental issues. The fact that aligners are transparent makes them an attractive option. Patients wearing Invisalign also enjoy brushing, flossing and eating without taking the aligners out. Even though it looks Invisalign could work on anyone, this orthodontic treatment is not always the right choice for certain patients.
How to Know Whether You Are the Right Candidate for Invisalign
Invisalign is a perfect choice for teen or adults who wish to correct bite but do not like the idea of wearing traditional metal braces. However, it is definitely not for children or adults with severely crooked teeth or neuromuscular bite issues.
It is also good for patients who do not want to get themselves troubled when it comes to cleaning their teeth.
What Invisalign Can’t Do
The effectiveness of Invisalign is limited. When compared to traditional braces, Invisalign does not offer your orthodontist a greater control over tooth movements. Invisalign also fails to treat severe cases of malocclusions. It is also not useful for correcting issues like:
Severely rotated teeth: Teeth that are rotated from the normal position more than 20 degrees including the molars and lower eyeteeth.
Severely tipped teeth: Teeth that are angled more than 45 degrees from the normal ones.
Huge spaces between teeth: It includes all tooth gaps combined total more than 6mm per arch.
Other issues include severe deep overbite, skeletally-based malocclusion, open bites and other cases where the extraction of teeth is required.
When you choose us for consultation, our dentists will do a thorough examination to determine whether you are an ideal candidate for Invisalign or not. Our dentists use the most current orthodontic treatment available that allow them to serve your unique needs in the most effective way possible.