What If I Can’t Have Invisalign?

You’ve finally decided it’s time to address the problems with your smile. You’ve been doing your research and decided Invisalign is the right fit for you. However, you’re hesitant because you may have a severe orthodontic issue, and Invisalign won’t treat serious issues, right? Well, you may be surprised at the amount of options available in orthodontic treatment, so don’t despair. Let us help you figure out the best treatment plan for you.

Invisalign Treats More Than You Think

For patients with severe orthodontic issues, many feel as though Invisalign won’t work for them because Invisalign only treats mild problems, like a crooked tooth here and there. But that’s not true. Invisalign is broken down into systems, which vary depending on how severe your issue is and how much treatment you may need. Invisalign attachments also make it possible for more patients to correct their smiles with these convenient plastic aligners. The Invisalign system treats the following cases:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites
  • Gap teeth
  • Crowded teeth

In fact, the majority of patients can be treated with Invisalign, which means if you’re wondering if Invisalign will work for you, chances are it probably will! However, until you speak with a qualified professional, you won’t know for sure. That’s why scheduling a consultation to learn about your options is your first step.

Finding the Right Invisalign Provider

You’ll want to look for an orthodontist who specializes in the Invisalign system and has vast knowledge and experience in treating a multitude of patients. Not every orthodontist is a specialist in Invisalign, so this step is important. At Milnor Orthodontics, Dr. Milnor has completed extensive training in the Invisalign program and is an Invisalign Platinum Provider. She is a certified Preferred Provider as well and recommends this type of treatment to many of the patients who walk through her doors.

If Invisalign Won’t Work

In some instances, the Invisalign system will not work for a patient or the patient, after learning more about the system, decides it’s not right for them. In these cases, ceramic braces are a recommendation, as this type of treatment plan has a discreet appearance also. The brackets are clear or tooth colored instead of silver. Many patients like ceramic braces, because not only do they get the invisible look they desire, they don’t have to worry about wearing them for the right amount of time each day, since they are permanently attached to the teeth. Ceramic braces are perfect for those who aren’t sure they want to be able to remove their orthodontic treatment product, yet want to be sure they’re getting the most out of their treatment.

As you can see, Invisalign can treat almost any issue, big or small. This means if you have Invisalign on your mind and want to utilize this system for your orthodontic treatment, you will most likely be able to. Just speak with an Invisalign provider today and get started on your beautiful smile.