Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Question From Our Member

Questions From Our Members

R. Allen of Tulsa, OK. asks: 

“An Orthodontist told me that I’m not a candidate for Invisalign braces but I’m not clear on why, can you shed some light on this for me?”

Savon’s Answer

While both treatments can straighten teeth Invisalign is not ideal for people with bridgework, back tooth bite issues, the need to rotate canines or premolars or the need to move teeth vertically.

There is also the issue of removability.  Since Invisalign braces are removable, it is important to make sure that you are wearing them at least 22 hours a day and they must be taken out when eating or drinking anything but water, a problem not associated with regular braces.

These are just a couple of reasons that you may not be a candidate for Invisalign but I suggest you reconnect with the Orthodontist and see if he or she can fully explain why the Invisalign system is not for you.

Original post on our October 2017 Newsletter

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