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Will Invisalign work for my teeth?

Will Invisalign work for my teeth?

One of the questions we often get asked is will Invisalign work for my teeth?  In most cases the answer is yes! but there are some exceptions. Invisalign is brilliant for addressing orthodontic issues such as Overbite, Underbite, Crossbite, Crooked Teeth, Overcrowding, Uneven Spacing, or Gaps. The team at Dorset House Dental has compiled a list of what Invisalign can and can’t fix.

Invisalign is ideal for:

  • Overbite or Overjet: Invisalign efficiently addresses situations where upper teeth extend beyond the lower ones, creating a noticeable gap when biting down. This clear aligner option proves less invasive and yields quicker results compared to conventional braces.
  • Underbite: For adults dealing with lower teeth protruding past upper teeth, Invisalign provides a solution by skillfully adjusting tooth alignment, a task often outgrown by children.Overbite and underbite
  • Crossbite: Address the aesthetic and potential orthodontic consequences of crossbite with Invisalign, preventing further issues stemming from misplaced teeth.
  • Overcrowding: Invisalign resolves overcrowding issues, a result of insufficient mouth space for teeth. This condition, linked to crooked or overlapping teeth, finds correction through Invisalign’s teeth-straightening capabilities.
  • Uneven Spaces: Invisalign not only enhances aesthetic concerns related to uneven spaces between teeth but also addresses practical issues like improved teeth cleaning and reduced discomfort from exposed gums.

Invisalign is not suited for the following circumstances:

  • Overly Rotated Teeth: In cases where teeth rotation exceeds 20 degrees due to overcrowding, Invisalign may not be as effective, necessitating alternative approaches.
  • Severe Overbite/Underbite: Instances of severe overbite or underbite may require orthodontic techniques beyond Invisalign, such as traditional braces, to achieve optimal results.
  • Intrusions and Extrusions: For cases involving the movement of a tooth higher or lower in the mouth, Invisalign may not be suitable, and braces would be a more fitting choice.
  • Large Gaps: While Invisalign is adept at correcting minor gaps, more extensive orthodontic measures may be needed for significant gaps between teeth.

Explore the versatility of Invisalign in addressing an array of orthodontic concerns while recognizing its limitations in specific scenarios. Contact our orthodontic team and check out our Invisalign page to find out more about our treatments.

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