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Is invisalign effective?

Is invisalign effective?

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. ...Read more

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Invisalign (Definition)

Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are clear plastic trays designed to tip your teeth into improved alignment. They are extremely esthetic, and must be worn >22 hours/day to be effective. They are not a braces substitute, are only about 60% as effective, take longer, are more expensive, and don't provide as much post-treatment stability. See an Orthodontic ...Read more


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Is invisalign effective and, if so, how long does it take?

Is invisalign effective and, if so, how long does it take?

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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What exactly is invisalign? How effective is it?

Orthodontics: Invisalign is a brand name for an invisable aligner...There are other brands as well. Essentially, invisible aligners are "braces" that are clear and removable by patient to facilitate brushing/flossing. This type of orthodontics can be quite effective depending on the orthodontic situation that is to be corrected. It doesn't work in certain types of cases. ...Read more

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Is Invisalign just as effective as standard braces? Also do they cost about the same? Was told I am a candidate for Invisalign and want good results.

Is Invisalign just as effective as standard braces? Also do they cost about the same? Was told I am a candidate for Invisalign and want good results.

Braces better: Braces are still the gold standard. Clear aligner a can produce amazing results, but can't "finish" as well as braces, so post-Rx stability not as good. Aligner a usually more expensive because of lab costs. More important than the appliance is training, skill, & experience. See s fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist for highest level of care. ...Read more

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Could invisalign be as effective as traditional braces at treating cross bite?

Could invisalign be as effective as traditional braces at treating cross bite?

Ask orthodontist: Simple cross bites involving one or two teeth can be easily treated with invisalign. When you get involved with multiple teeth and huge bony problems, then it's not so clear cut and you may need traditional orthodontics. The diagnostic records done by an orthodontist helps them determine the treatment plan and what they need to do to correct the problem. Ask an orthodontist. ...Read more

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Would taking teeth molds or pictures for invisalign with food just eaten stuck between small spaces in teeth made invisalign treatment less effective

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It is possible: because a technician uses it to create a highly precise 3D digital model that becomes the basis for your entire orthodontic treatment plan. Ideal patient outcomes with Invisalign aligners rely on the accuracy of your impression. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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How effective is invisalign?

How effective is invisalign?

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. ...Read more

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How effective is invisalign in treating a deep overbite?

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Effective: However, Invisalign doesn't make the best choice for correcting all types of deep overbite, malocclusion or orthodontic disorders. See your orthodontist for examination, imaging and treatment options. ...Read more

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Are the invisalign braces any better or more effective than the regular braces or which one works better than the other?

Are the invisalign braces any better or more effective than the regular braces or which one works better than the other?

That depends: Regular braces are attached to your teeth. They are harder to clean but you don't have to worry about losing them. Invisalign is removable. This makes cleaning your teeth easier, but if you lose them or forget to put them in they will not work. So which is better partially depends on the patient's personally. Also regular braces can correct some conditions that invisalign can not. ...Read more

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How effective are the lingual braces and invisalign?

How effective are the lingual braces and invisalign?

They all work.: Lingual braces and invisalign may take a little longer than conventional brackets but they will get the job done eventually too. Talk to the doctor and get all the info on cost, approximate length of treatment, and how you may be "bothered" by the treatments. ...Read more

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I am 26 year old.my both jaw protruded outward..orthodontic is suggesting invisalign after removing four premolars...will this be effective?

Possibly: This determination should be made after reviewing your radiographs and a cephalometric analysis to determine if your problem is skeletal or dental in nature. Consider traditional brackets and wires for a complex case like this. ...Read more

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I wore my 3rd invisalign tray for 7 weeks brushing with toothpaste/water until my retainers arrive. could this worn out my tray making less effective?

Possibly: Invisalign trays are designed beware for 2 weeks. Retainers should be available in a week to 10 days from the time impressions are taken or from theme they are ordered to match the end result of your last trays. Trays can deform or break over time. If you are concerned, please return to your treating Dentist or Orthodontic Specialist. ...Read more

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Can anyone get invisalign?

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Can anyone get invisalign?

Of course: However, Invisalign doesn't make the best choice for correcting all types of deep overbite, malocclusion or other orthodontic disorders. See your orthodontist for examination, imaging and treatment options. ...Read more

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What is invisalign made of?

Invisalign plastic: Invisalign plastic is USP class vi medical grade poyurethane resin that is bisphenol-a (bpa) free. ...Read more

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Who qualifies for invisalign?

Who qualifies for invisalign?

That depends: Regular braces are attached to your teeth. They are harder to clean but you don't have to worry about losing them. Invisalign is removable. This makes cleaning your teeth easier, but if you lose them or forget to put them in they will not work. So which is better partially depends on the patient's personally. Also regular braces can correct some conditions that invisalign can not. ...Read more

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