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Who qualifies for invisalign?

22 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Anna Guarna
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Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Everyone

Both adults and teens are qualified for invisalign treatment.

In brief: Everyone

Both adults and teens are qualified for invisalign treatment.
Dr. Tarek Hamid
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Choice

Clear aligners such as Invisalign are not a substitute for braces.
They each have different advantages and disadvantages, with braces still being the gold standard. Everyone's different. Best advice is to see a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist for an initial exam (usually free). He/she can tell you if you are an Invisalign candidate.

In brief: Choice

Clear aligners such as Invisalign are not a substitute for braces.
They each have different advantages and disadvantages, with braces still being the gold standard. Everyone's different. Best advice is to see a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist for an initial exam (usually free). He/she can tell you if you are an Invisalign candidate.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Gary Brigham
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Adults ; teens

Qualified invisalign patients include both adults and teens.
However, the candidacy of an individual depends upon the degree of difficulty of the case and the capacity of the patient to cooperate in wearing the aligners 21-22 hours per day. Experience has demonstrated that teens often cooperate better than adults, especially when their cases are selected carefully by an experienced practitioner.

In brief: Adults ; teens

Qualified invisalign patients include both adults and teens.
However, the candidacy of an individual depends upon the degree of difficulty of the case and the capacity of the patient to cooperate in wearing the aligners 21-22 hours per day. Experience has demonstrated that teens often cooperate better than adults, especially when their cases are selected carefully by an experienced practitioner.
Dr. Gary Brigham
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Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Good question! Invisalign works great for some type of problems and not so great for others. You really need an evaluation to know what is the best treatment for your individual needs.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Depends

On the case.
I would consult with an orthodontist to see if you are a candidate.

In brief: Depends

On the case.
I would consult with an orthodontist to see if you are a candidate.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
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Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Some teens and adult

Invisalign is an orthodontic appliance with some limitations.
Depending upon your particular case either may be better for you. You should go see an orthodontist to see what your options are.

In brief: Some teens and adult

Invisalign is an orthodontic appliance with some limitations.
Depending upon your particular case either may be better for you. You should go see an orthodontist to see what your options are.
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dr. Gary Chapman
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Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Diagnosis required

The only way to accurately assess whether clear aligner treatment is appropriate for your particular situation is to make an appointment with a licensed orthodontic specialist for an evaluation.
Clear aligners can certainly be used for a wide range of orthodontic problems.

In brief: Diagnosis required

The only way to accurately assess whether clear aligner treatment is appropriate for your particular situation is to make an appointment with a licensed orthodontic specialist for an evaluation.
Clear aligners can certainly be used for a wide range of orthodontic problems.
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
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Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry

In brief: Invisalign

If your question is who is a good candidate for treatment with invisalign then the answer is most people.
It's just another way to move the teeth like braces. There are however some limitations and you should get a consult with an orthodontist to discuss whether or not it's right for you.

In brief: Invisalign

If your question is who is a good candidate for treatment with invisalign then the answer is most people.
It's just another way to move the teeth like braces. There are however some limitations and you should get a consult with an orthodontist to discuss whether or not it's right for you.
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dr. Shawn Murray
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Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry

In brief: Modest malocclusions

Invisalign is an attractive option for orthodontic therapy, because it is nearly invisible while in use, and its removable nature allows maintenance of normal oral hygiene.
However, it is a methodology that is best for minor bite discrepancies. It is not particularly good for correction of open bites, or for severe arch length inadequacies where extractions are necessary.

In brief: Modest malocclusions

Invisalign is an attractive option for orthodontic therapy, because it is nearly invisible while in use, and its removable nature allows maintenance of normal oral hygiene.
However, it is a methodology that is best for minor bite discrepancies. It is not particularly good for correction of open bites, or for severe arch length inadequacies where extractions are necessary.
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
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