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A 37-year-old member asked:

what does invisalign power ridge mean?

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Dr. Fernando Juliao
Dentistry 30 years experience
Focused power: 'power ridges' are a recent advancement with invisalign aligners..Their purpose is to provide more torque to move the roots of the teeth! invisalign has done some incredible improvements over the last 5 years to provide better applied forces, to move teeth more effectively.
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Bump in the aligner: Power ridge is a small bump in the aligner, which provides a slight additional force to the roots of the front teeth. It is automatically placed by the invisalign computers when necessary.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 28 years experience
Torque: A power ridge is a small bump in the aligner, which allows the orthodontist a mechanism to create a slight additional force to the roots of the front teeth to move them.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Force delivery: The power ridge concept is to put extra pressure on the root of the tooth. They can be used to accomplish an in and out tipping of the front teeth.

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What is invisalign made of?

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Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Invisalign plastic: Invisalign plastic is USP class vi medical grade poyurethane resin that is bisphenol-a (bpa) free.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Invasilign technology advantages and disadvantages?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Orthodontist helps: To decide whether invisalign or regular metal wire orthodontics are better, one needs to see an orthodontist. Most will give a low cost (or sometimes free) initial consultation. The invisalign is clear plastic, so hard to see on adults who don't want to have the "braces look", but some types of badly positioned teeth are harder to move without traditional wires, which can control individual teeth.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Will invisalign work after 20?

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Dr. Wayne Roccia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 17 years experience
Absolutely: Invisalign, and any orthodontics for that matter, will work at any age as long as the teeth are healthy. Often times adults do better with invisalign due to the increased level of compliance necessary.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Who qualifies for invisalign?

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Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry 35 years experience
Teens-adults: Invisalign can be used to treatanyone from teenagers to adults. The limiting factors are what corrections need to be done (not any/every ortho case qualifies for invisalign) and compliance of patient. For this reason i tend not to do invisalign on teenagers under 18, but if you/child is very cooperative, it can be used for as young as 16 yr old (again, depends on what is to be corrected).
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Will invisalign work in any case?

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Dr. Jeffrey Dalin
Dentistry 41 years experience
Invisalign: There are limitations for invisalign. You need to have impressions taken and then your case can be evaluated and treatment planned. Most cases can be done but not all. Your dentist might be able to give you a hint here.

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