Invisalign is rather remarkable and discreet option when it comes treating a wide range of orthodontic issues. However, the treatment does have its limitations, in which case more traditional braces might be needed. It is important to look at Invisalign before and after photos to see similar situations that match your particular dental issue.
Treatable Dental Problems
• Bite problems: overbites, underbites, open bites or crossbites
In each of those situations, Invisalign is definitely a great option for mild to moderate problems. More severe cases might not be able to be treated, in addition to the following situations that likely do not qualify for Invisalign treatment.
Dental Problems Not Treated
• Severely rotated teeth
• Teeth that angle in or out at 45 degrees or more from normal
• Dental arch with significant tooth spacing
It is important to note that many problems can be addressed by Invisalign, but more severe ones might require things called buttons, which are similar to the brackets of traditional braces. These buttons attach to the tooth and the aligner is snapped over them. This allows for more advanced corrections. While these buttons are clear, they are more visible while wearing the aligners than without.
The best way to find out if Invisalign is right for you is to contact our orthodontist in Rocklin to schedule a consultation.