A 33-year-old member asked:
am i allowed to get invisalign with my teeth problems?
5 doctor answers
Dr. Gary Sandler answered
53 years experience Dentistry
What problems?: You were not very specific regarding what problems you have. Your teeth should be healthy and free of cavities and your gums should also be healthy prior to any orthodontic treatment. When was your last dental checkup and cleaning and was all necessary dental treatment completed? If not, that's the next step.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Gary Chapman answered
34 years experience Orthodontics
Solve problems first: Dental health is a primary condition for orthodontic treatment. Your orthodontist will require your teeth be in good repair prior starting orthodontic treatment. God oral hygiene is also a precondition for orthodontic treatment.
Answered on Jul 3, 2013
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered
52 years experience Orthodontics
Coordinate: You need a team approach. First your mouth must be disease free. This may require both your family dentist and a periodontist. Then teeth can be moved into better (41% improvement with clear aligners) or almost ideal (95% improvement with clear or metal braces) positions. Finally cosmetic procedures can be done by your dentist to give you an incredible smile.
Answered on Jul 23, 2013
Dr. Hilary Baskin answered
27 years experience Orthodontics
Depends: Not everyone is a good candidate for invisalign, even though it can be very effective for others. I would go get a free consultation (most give these) with a board certified orthodontist who is, at least, a preferred provider of invisalign but not one who does it exclusively (too bias).
Answered on Nov 25, 2013
Dr. Gary Brigham answered
50 years experience Orthodontics
Ask your doctor: Invisalign is an exceptional treatment modality for many tooth problems, especially when administered by an experienced practitioner. In many cases, fixed appliances (braces) may be a better treatment service. The doctor you select to treat your case will be in the best position to advise you of the advantages and disadvantages of each treatment as it relates to your tooth problems.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013
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