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Is invisalign effective?

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Dr. Thomas Wollschlager answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Invisalign: In short yes, invisalign has made great improvements over the last several years. I have used invisalign for the past seven years and obtain results equal to traditional braces.The main advantage is the comfort of the invisalign over traditional braces, much less tooth pain and no wires (cutting the lips).

Answered 3/13/2016

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Dr. Sharon Perelman answered

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Invisalign: Invisalign is a way to straighten your teeth without the typical metal brackets and wires. Clear aligners are worn continuously except to eat or brush. The process is computer generated. About every two weeks the aligners are changed to the new alignment of the teeth. A big advantage is you can maintain you hygiene easier. See your dentist or orthodontist

Answered 2/24/2014

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Dr. Maryam Chiani answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Depends: Invisalign is not effective for all cases. You need to consult with your dentist to decide if it is appropriate for your specific problem.

Answered 12/6/2012

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Dr. Sal Aragona answered

Specializes in Dentistry

It is effective: Most conditions that require orthodontic treatment can be accomplished with invisalign. The length of treatment depends on the complexity of what needs to be done. Not all dentists or orthodontists are comfortable with this mode of care so seek one who is experienced and skilled in this area.

Answered 12/9/2013

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Dr. Marguerite Myers answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Very: Invisalign is extremely effective in straightening teeth. It uses an aligner method, and a series of trays with pressure points to move teeth through bone.

Answered 5/28/2015

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Dr. S. jay Bowman answered

Specializes in Dentistry - Orthodontics

Very: Clear aligner treatments have been demonstrated to be very effective. However, the applicability of this type of orthodontic treatment is dependent upon your individual needs. That necessitates an examination by an orthodontic specialist.

Answered 12/10/2013

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Dr. Alex Shvartsman answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry

Yes!: It is a very effective orthodontic approach for teens and adults. Especially with new improvements such as g4 attachments and smart track material.

Answered 12/9/2013

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Dr. Matthew Kooyman answered

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Very much so: They are great especially if you do not want the teenage bracket look. Most people don't notice you have them on. You can have even the most severely crowed teeth straightened with invisalign.

Answered 9/25/2013

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Dr. Kenneth Zipkin answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Generally yes: My experience indicates that case selection is very important. Even the company admits that several additional sets of aligners may be necessary.

Answered 9/12/2013

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Dr. Gary Brigham answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Very: Most orthodontic cases can be improved with invisalign, but this is predicated on the experience of the practitioner. However, the effectiveness of the appliance is solely dependent upon 100% cooperation of the patient in wearing the appliances 21-22 hours per day. It also may entail the use of auxiliary treatment such as elastics to effect the desirable result. Consult an experienced doctor.

Answered 12/27/2013

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Dr. John Calvert answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Absolutely : Invisalign can bring about amazing results without the negative effects of braces. The important ingredient is not the "invisalign" doing such a great job, it's the dentist who is diagnosing and managing the degree of effectiveness of what invisalign aligners can do. There are some cases that would be better treated with traditional braces. A consult with an experienced dentist is crucial.

Answered 7/6/2015

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Dr. Hilary Baskin answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Yes: in certain cases. It is not the right solution for everyone, but when we think a patient is a good candidate, we have seen excellent results with invisalign

Answered 6/24/2014

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Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

40-50% at best: Research shows braces twice as effective as clear aligners in the hands of a qualified Orthodontic Specialist.

Answered 6/28/2014

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