Invisalign is a great option for those who want to straighten their teeth without the hassle of metal braces. However, it is not suitable for everyone. Severe overbites, short teeth, earlier dental work, tooth decay, gum disease, large spaces between teeth, and extreme dental procedures are all factors that may disqualify someone from receiving Invisalign treatment. In addition, Invisalign can't raise or lower the position of the tooth in the jawline or correct a midline discrepancy of more than 2 mm.
To determine if you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign treatment, your dentist will perform an evaluation of your oral history and a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, jaw and bite. If you have active gum disease or tooth decay, 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 displace the jaw. Invisalign is a popular orthodontic option due to its ability to remove clear aligners during treatment.
It can treat mild cases of retrognathistic malocclusion and is suitable for busy adults and teens who don't want to wear metal braces. However, it is important to note that Invisalign can only achieve limited movement on the front teeth and almost no movement on the back teeth. If you are considering Invisalign treatment, it is important to speak with your dentist about your individual case and whether or not it is suitable for you. Your dentist will be able to provide you with more information about the limitations of Invisalign and what other options may be available for you.