Think You Can’t Get Invisalign? Think Again!

For many patients, the Invisalign Clear Aligner System is a highly desirable alternative to getting traditional braces. But while it’s a very effective orthodontic treatment, not every orthodontist will prescribe it for certain patients. In fact, you may have been told by previous dentists or orthodontists that you won’t be able to straighten your teeth with Invisalign since your teeth are too crooked. But at our Fort Collins orthodontic practice, we’re willing to bet we can improve your smile with Invisalign.

Does Invisalign Not Work for Some Patients?

When Invisalign first became available, braces were still the treatment option that could treat the broadest range of orthodontic adjustments. But now, Invisalign can be used to treat a wider range of cases than ever.

This has a lot to do with the fact that Invisalign has been around for over two decades, and many orthodontists have more experience and training with the treatment. If you find an orthodontist who specializes in Invisalign, they will be able to make sure your teeth can be straightened with Invisalign, even if you have problems like severe crowding or crookedness, underbites or overbites, or excessive spacing.

Invisalign Attachments

Another factor that makes modern Invisalign treatments more effective for a broader range of patients is the innovation of Invisalign attachments. These little plastic pieces are attached directly to your teeth in a way that creates extra pressure at specific points. This addition to the traditional Invisalign treatment allows patients with cases of more extreme crookedness to get great results from Invisalign.

Another type of attachment that can be added to the conventional Invisalign treatment is a little hook that will anchor elastic bands in place. This will allow you to enjoy the benefits of Invisalign during orthodontic treatment if you have an underbite or overbite. If this is the case for you, then a little notch will be cut out from the trays to make room for the hook.

Choosing the Right Orthodontist

As mentioned before, one of the biggest factors in determining whether or not Invisalign will work for you is finding the right orthodontist. Luckily for you, Dr. Laura Milnor has extensive experience treating her patients with Invisalign, has received additional training about it, and is a Diamond Invisalign provider.

Many patients who get treatment at Milnor Orthodontics have been told by previous orthodontists they don’t qualify for Invisalign. However, when patients visit Dr. Laura Milnor, she is able to come up with a treatment plan using Invisalign that will result in an amazing smile.

If you’re worried about the results of your treatment, you can rest assured that using Invisalign Full under the careful watch of Dr. Milnor, you’ll get the same great results you’d be able to get with braces, regardless of what orthodontic issues you might have.

Contact us today to learn more about how Invisalign works, what cases can be treated, or to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation!

At Milnor Orthodontics, our experts are here to help you achieve a priceless smile. Call our office at (970) 230-3187 or visit to learn more. We're located at 1103 S. Shields St. in Fort Collins, Colorado.