Invisalign® Braces – Treatable Cases

Invisalign®, the clear way of straightening teeth, has gained popularity primarily because it is virtually invisible and it is comfortable to wear and to maintain. The aligners are made of smooth BPA-free plastic and they do not cause discomfort to the soft inner tissues of the lips and cheeks. A patient can remove the aligners when having food and when playing his/her favorite sport. Is Invisalign® an orthodontic treatment alternative to traditional braces? This is one of the questions our patients have in mind when they visit our office. The answer to this question is both yes and no. Are you confused? This is what it means. Invisalign® is custom-made to straighten teeth in mild to moderate malocclusion cases. It can bring about the planned changes in cases where the teeth movement is less. For more complex orthodontic issues traditional braces may be a better treatment option. In other words, Invisalign® cannot treat all orthodontic cases. To find out more about what cases are treatable using aligners and the cost of Invisalign® system at San Jose, visit our practice and meet Dr. Chang. Our team will perform a comprehensive examination to let your know if Invisalign® is the best treatment option for you.

What Invisalign® braces can do?

Invisalign® website claims that the system can be recommended for moving teeth in the following cases

  • Overjet
  • Underbite
  • Open Bite
  • Overbite
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crowding
  • Cross bite

The system is designed to fit over the teeth snuggly and the surface of aligners applies constant pressure to bring about teeth movement. Patients can feel the aligners to be tight when they start using it initially. By the end of 2 weeks term, each pair of aligner may feel much comfortable than when started. This indicates the movement of teeth. In some cases, Invisalign® attachments may be provided by our dentist to enable teeth movement. These attachments are bonded over teeth between teeth surface and inner surface of Invisalign®

Invisalign® - Is my case treatable?

When you visit our office to know about Invisalign® treatment, our dentist checks your case by taking impressions of teeth. These impressions help us study the complexity of the case. Malocclusion cases where there is more than 20-degree teeth rotation required or a tooth is tipped at more than 45 degrees than normal or cases where the combined gap between teeth in an arch is about 6 mm may be considered as cases that cannot be treated using Invisalign®. Our dentist will also make sure to see that you are free from all forms of dental infection before the treatment begins.

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