People who have oral conditions that require surgery to correct them are not usually suitable for this type of treatment. Patients who have dental implants, bridges, or TMJ disorder may not be the best candidates for Invisalign. There are a few things that can disqualify you from getting Invisalign. If you have tooth decay or active gum disease, you will need to be treated before continuing with Invisalign.
If oral surgery or extreme dental procedures are to be performed, Invisalign will often have difficulty correcting problems, such as large overbites that may require orthodontic procedures to change the jaw. If you have dental implants, bridges, or TMJ problems, they can make Invisalign more difficult, but they are not absolute disqualifiers. Some people with small, eroded, or misshapen teeth will often need more dental treatment to correct problems, but dentists can usually work with mouth problems along with Invisalign treatments, unless they are serious. For example, Invisalign may not be the best form of treatment for you if you have an overbite or deep bite or if your teeth are extremely misaligned.
However, not everyone qualifies as good candidates for Invisalign. The experts at Stiles Dental Care can help determine on a case-by-case basis if patients can benefit from treatment with Invisalign. When there are serious oral problems, Invisalign is not recommended. When there is a problem like an extreme overbite or a lower bite, crooked teeth aren't just the problem.
It is necessary to physically displace the jaw bone and aligners cannot correct bone problems. Invisalign treatment has revolutionized orthodontic treatment to the point that some patients don't want to consider any other way to correct their smile. Invisalign may be a more expensive orthodontic option than traditional braces, and this approach may not work for everyone, depending on the type of adjustments needed for a healthy smile. Invisalign can correct many alignment and spacing problems, ranging from mild to more severe problems.
However, many people find Invisalign a more convenient option when it comes to other orthodontic treatments. With more than 9 million patients treated, Invisalign is the tried and true alternative to traditional braces. Good candidates for Invisalign are people with the discipline of continuing to wear aligners throughout treatment, even though they are completely removable for eating, drinking, and brushing teeth. DiGiovanni has successfully used Invisalign to treat patients who have been told by other dentists and orthodontists that Invisalign would not work for them.
We have received special training from Invisalign, which allows us to offer this treatment plan to those who may be good candidates for it. An experienced orthodontist can use Invisalign to correct almost any orthodontic problem, making it easy to get a healthy and stunning smile. Older teens and adults are the best candidates for Invisalign because their jaws have stopped growing. Almost any imperfection that can be corrected with steel or titanium braces can also be addressed with Invisalign.
If you are told that you are not a good candidate for treatment with Invisalign, it may be wise to seek another opinion.