Who Benefits From Invisalign?

August 11, 2016

For many of our patients, Invisalign clear aligners have been a dream come true. They love that they can wear braces that are practically invisible and still get a gorgeous smile. The fact that you can take them out while eating or brushing your teeth just makes them even better. Ideally, everyone would be able to benefit from them; but not all patients are candidates. Here’s how we decide:

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  • Because the trays are removable, we only recommend Invisalign clear aligners to older teens and adults. It’s imperative that the trays be worn at least 20 hours a day in order to have success. Younger children are prone to remove them whenever possible. Also, their teeth are still growing so it is difficult to create custom liners that will work throughout the entire treatment time.
  • Patients must already have healthy teeth and gums. If there is evidence of excessive tooth decay or gum disease, it is not in their best interest to wear the aligners as they can exacerbate the problem.
  • The malocclusion involves an overbite, crossbite, underbite, openbite, excessive spaces or crowded teeth.
  • Patients must not use tobacco in any form, especially smoking.


If this sounds like you, it’s time to make that call. Your beautiful new smile is waiting for you! Your dental insurance may even cover a portion of the costs, but even if they don’t we are happy to offer several financing options to make your dream smile a reality. Schedule your free consultation today.

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