Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?
At the Centre for Invisible Orthodontics, we’ve been helping patients straighten their teeth with Invisalign for over 30 years. Invisalign treatment can help you quickly and discreetly achieve your dream smile. With Invisalign clear aligners from Dr. Grussmark, you won’t have to worry about the hassle or embarrassment that can come with traditional metal braces.
Not every patient is qualified to undergo this treatment. Dr. Grussmark will be able to determine if Invisalign is the best fit for you, but it’s helpful to be aware of your candidacy ahead of time. Learn if you’ll qualify for Invisalign treatment with our helpful guide below.
What Can Invisalign Correct?
In addition to creating a straighter, more beautiful smile, Invisalign can correct a variety of simple to complex orthodontic issues. Invisalign can be a solution for the following cosmetic imperfections:
- Overbite: Upper front teeth close over the lower teeth
- Underbite: Lower front teeth close over the upper teeth
- Crossbite: Jaws don’t line up, causing some top teeth to close over the bottom teeth and some bottom teeth to close over the top teeth
- Gap Teeth: Extra space between teeth
- Open Bite: Top and bottom teeth don’t meet
- Crowded Teeth: Insufficient room for all of the teeth to fit evenly in the jaw
Basic Requirements to Invisalign Candidacy
We’ve helped over 40,000 patients correct their smiles with Invisalign. Candidacy for this treatment isn’t uncommon, and Dr. Grussmark is determined to help every patient achieve a straighter smile.
Guidelines for candidacy are put in place to avoid failed treatments, which can be a significant setback to delivering the results you deserve.
An ideal candidate for Invisalign treatment is someone who:
- Doesn’t have remaining baby teeth
- Doesn’t have gum disease
- Doesn’t have untreated cavities or tooth decay
- Maintains good oral hygiene
- Doesn’t smoke
Most importantly, a good candidate for Invisalign is one who will follow the instructions given by Dr. Grussmark. Neglecting to do so may result in unsuccessful treatment. Achieving the best results with Invisalign requires discipline, as the aligners must be worn for 20 to 22 hours each day. You may not be qualified for Invisalign if this commitment doesn’t fit your lifestyle.
Does Age Affect My Candidacy for Invisalign?
In most cases, patients over the age of 12 can qualify for Invisalign. The majority of our Invisalign patients are adults looking to fix orthodontic flaws without the inconvenience of metal braces. There’s no age limit for Invisalign, so it’s never too late to achieve the straighter teeth you deserve.
Invisalign offers a great alternative to braces for our younger patients, many of whom don’t want traditional metal braces due to the effect on their appearance. Thanks to Invisalign’s clear aligners, we can help teens and adults of all ages smile with confidence while receiving treatment. You can also visit our Invisalign Teen page for more information about how this orthodontic solution is catered to teenagers.
If you’ve undergone restorative dental work, such as receiving a dental bridge or crown, you’ll need to have your teeth examined to ensure your restoration won’t interfere with Invisalign treatment. While it’s rare that a dental crown will cause any issues, a bridge may complicate the Invisalign treatment, making it difficult to achieve the results you’re looking for.
Ultimately, Dr. Grussmark will evaluate all restorations before treatment and determine eligibility on a case-by-case basis. You can schedule a consultation at our Miami office by contacting us at (305) 441-1200.
Frequently Asked Questions
Invisalign aligners don’t require any additional care to keep them in good condition. Simply remove your aligner before mealtimes and thoroughly rinse your mouth before placing them back in. When not in use, aligners should be kept in their trays to prevent the gathering of airborne bacteria.
It’s best to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing twice a day. This way, you’ll prevent any complications with your Invisalign treatment, keeping your teeth in great shape as they gradually move into proper position.
Yes, you can undergo the Invisalign treatment if you’ve had braces in the past. Invisalign can be used to correct any alignment issues that have developed since your braces were removed. Teeth tend to move and shift with age, and it’s not uncommon for teeth treated by braces to shift back to their original positions.
Invisalign is a great option for patients who had braces when they were younger and now require additional help shifting their teeth into place. Dr. Grussmark can determine if Invisalign is right for you at your initial consultation.
Patients with TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders can undergo the Invisalign treatment if their cases are mild. If your TMJ problem isn’t serious enough to interfere with Invisalign, Dr. Grussmark will likely clear you for treatment.
However, in severe cases, Dr. Grussmark may recommend pursuing care for your TMJ disorder before undergoing the Invisalign treatment. It’s best to schedule a consultation at our Miami office to discover how your TMJ problems impact your Invisalign candidacy.
Learn if You’re a Candidate for Invisalign Today
Invisalign can transform your smile without the hassle of metal brackets and numerous office visits. Find out today if you’re a candidate for Invisalign clear aligner therapy with Dr. Grussmark by calling (305) 441-1200 and scheduling an appointment at our Miami office. You can also reach us by visiting our contact page. We look forward to seeing you in the office!