Invisalign is one of the latest and most popular technologies used in orthodontics. It was created to give patients a more discreet and more comfortable alternative to traditional metal and ceramic braces.
But, is Invisalign a solution to all orthodontic problems, or does it have limitations? Here's a quick answer.
Invisalign is a type of clear aligner therapy that utilizes a set of clear acrylic trays used to correct orthodontic issues like overbites, underbites, crossbites, and gaps between teeth. The trays are custom-made using 3D models of the patient's teeth and adjusted to correct misaligned teeth.
The patient wears each tray for about 2 weeks before moving onto the next tray in the set, which helps adjust the teeth even further. The trays are removable and the patient can brush and floss normally, which makes this option attractive for many persons in need of orthodontic treatment.
While clear aligners are able to correct minor and moderate orthodontic issues, they do have their limitations. Traditional braces are fitted individually on each tooth and connected through wires and elastics that are adjusted to pull the teeth in the right direction. Aligners are made using molds, and they can’t always change the position of teeth too drastically.
Here are the types of issues Invisalign cannot fix:
As you can see, there are certain cases where Invisalign cannot be used. Dr. Major and Dr. Zellmer at Fox Point Dental Studio both have the experience and expertise to assess your case correctly and recommend the right kind of treatment for your orthodontic issue.
If you would like your teeth to be more aligned and you are experiencing any kind of occlusion issue, book an appointment to see one of our dentists. We have the skills, experience, and technology needed to make orthodontic treatments as quick and comfortable as possible.
Whether you need Invisalign or another type of orthodontic treatment, we will recommend and perform the most comfortable and effective treatment for you.
Contact us now for a consultation with our skilled, friendly team. We will examine you and make the best recommendations for your specific needs.