Ideal Candidates for Invisalign Treatment
Are you unhappy with your smile? Do you have crooked or misaligned teeth that make you self-conscious? If so, you may be wondering if Invisalign is a suitable option for you. Look no further; Parker Orthodontics has the answer you need.
Orthodontic treatments have come a long way, and Invisalign has gained popularity as a convenient and discreet alternative to traditional braces. However, not everyone is a candidate for this innovative treatment. It’s essential to consult with an experienced orthodontist to determine if Invisalign is right for you.
So, if you’ve been considering Invisalign as a solution to straighten your teeth, it’s crucial to understand the factors that make someone a suitable candidate.
Let’s explore the qualifications for Invisalign treatment and why Parker Orthodontics is the trusted choice for your orthodontic needs.
Thinking about getting Invisalign but not sure if you’d be a candidate?
At Parker Orthodontics, we offer complimentary consultations so we can determine if Invisalign is a good fit for you. The Invisalign technology has come a long way. From mild cases of crooked and protruding teeth to much more difficult dental problems involving serious malocclusion, overbite and underbite, Invisalign can effectively correct a variety of orthodontic problems.
Below are some examples of main conditions that Invisalign can treat. If you do not see your condition below, please contact us for more information to see if Invisalign is right for you.
Conditions Invisalign Can Trust
Below are some examples of the main conditions that Invisalign can treat. If you do not see your condition below, please contact us for more information to see if Invisalign is right for you.
Gaps between teeth can occur with abnormal continued growth of the jawbone. Missing teeth can also cause the surrounding teeth to shift due to the extra space, creating gaps in your teeth. Spacing issues and gaps between teeth can lead to gum problems, periodontal pockets and increased risk of periodontal disease.
Overbite occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It’s typically caused by genetics, bad oral habits or overdevelopment of the bone that supports the teeth. If left untreated, this can lead to gum problems and/or wear on the lower teeth which can cause painful jaw and joint problems.
Underbite can occur when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It’s usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw or overgrowth of the lower jaw. This can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars, which can lead to tooth wear, causing painful jaw and joint problems.
Open bite often occurs when some teeth do not make physical contact with the opposing teeth, causing an improper bite. It’s most often caused by genetic abnormal jaw structure or excessive thumb sucking. Open bite can cause poor or painful chewing and impair speech.
Teeth crowding occurs when there is not enough room within the jaw for all teeth to fit normally. When left untreated, overly crowded teeth can lead to plaque accumulation, tooth decay and an increased chance of gum disease.
Crossbite occurs when the upper and lower jaws are misaligned, causing one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth. This can cause wear of the teeth, gum disease and bone loss.
Who Is NOT an Invisalign Candidate?
While Invisalign can correct a variety of dental issues, it’s important to note that not everyone is a suitable candidate for this treatment.
Let’s discuss the factors that determine who is not an Invisalign candidate.
Severe Orthodontic Cases
Invisalign is highly effective for mild to moderate orthodontic cases. However, individuals with severe dental misalignments, such as significant overbites, underbites, or crossbites, may not be suitable candidates. Such cases may require more complex orthodontic treatments, like braces or other orthodontic appliances.
Invisalign treatment is generally recommended for teenagers and adults who have all their permanent teeth. Children whose teeth are still growing and developing may not be eligible candidates for Invisalign. It’s best to consult an orthodontist to determine the appropriate age for starting orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign aligners are removable, which means they require a high level of commitment and responsibility from the patient. Those who struggle to wear the aligners for the recommended 20-22 hours per day or frequently forget to wear them may not see the desired results. Compliance is crucial for the success of Invisalign treatment.
Complex Dental Problems
Certain dental issues, such as severe overcrowding or the need for extensive tooth extractions, may render individuals ineligible for Invisalign treatment. These cases often require more comprehensive orthodontic solutions that only an orthodontist can provide.
Gum Disease or Oral Health Issues
Before undergoing any orthodontic treatment, it is essential to have good oral health. Individuals with gum disease or other oral health issues may need to resolve these problems before considering Invisalign. A healthy foundation is necessary to achieve successful outcomes with orthodontic treatments.
While Invisalign can effectively straighten teeth and enhance smiles, it is crucial for potential candidates to have realistic expectations. In some cases, individuals may have unrealistic goals or desires that are beyond the capabilities of Invisalign.
A consultation with an orthodontist can help determine if the desired outcomes are achievable with this treatment. Call us at (225) 923-2060 or request a FREE consultation so we can help you go over your options.
Know If You Are a Candidate for Invisalign By Talking to Our Orthodontist
Our orthodontist can determine if you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign. We’ll evaluate your teeth alignment and overall oral health to determine if Invisalign is the right option for you.
Schedule a consultation today to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign at Parker Orthodontist.