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Who Is Not a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

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Who Is Not a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

25 Jun 2021

While Invisalign corrects a great many dental alignment concerns, there are some that need other orthodontic treatment. So who is not a good candidate for Invisalign? A good orthodontist who is also an Invisalign specialist will be able to evaluate and determine what procedure is best for their patient. Either Invisalign or another type of procedure.

Dr. Lucas and the staff at Lucas Orthodontics is a preferred Invisalign provider. They have the knowledge and experience to determine if Invisalign is for you. Additionally, Dr. Lucas has experience with a variety of orthodontic techniques and will be more than able to find the right procedure to make your smile great.

When Invisalign Isn’t the Right Choice

Invisalign corrects a wide range of alignment issues, but severe overbites and underbites usually need another type of orthodontic treatment because often the jaw itself needs adjustment. Additionally, patients with severe misalignment of their teeth may need another type of orthodontic treatment. While not an outright disqualifier, patients with TMJ, implants, or bridges often find Invisalign difficult. If a patient has cavities or active gum disease, these concerns should be corrected prior to Invisalign treatment.

The best candidates for Invisalign are those with healthy teeth and gums with slightly crooked teeth and some minor gaps. Though increasingly, Invisalign is being used successfully for more and more misalignment concerns. Contacting an orthodontist with Invisalign experience is your best option to determine if you’re a candidate.

Smile Assessment

While no replacement for an orthodontic exam, Invisalign offers the Smile Assessment test to help see if you qualify for Invisalign. It’s rather simplistic, but it can give you an idea. Though, an orthodontist who specializes in Invisalign would be able to provide a more in-depth evaluation to determine if Invisalign is for you. In addition, they would be able to provide recommendations for another type of treatment, if necessary.

An orthodontist would set up an initial consult in which they would obtain a current 3D scan of your teeth. Also, they will perform an oral examination. Once the examination is complete, the orthodontist would be able to explain your treatment options and whether Invisalign is the right choice for you.

Invisalign Specialist

As a Platinum Provider for Invisalign, Dr. Lucas has the experience and knowledge to help determine if Invisalign is a good option. He also offers additional types of orthodontic treatment, such as traditional and ceramic braces, to ensure that he’ll be able to provide the best treatment option for an improved smile. Contact us today to set up your initial consultation.

What Our Patients Say

  • The best Orthodontist, assistants, and office staff! After two years wearing braces, they’re finally off! I’m so happy with the results, Doctor Lucas is truly amazing and knowledgeable, his staff are very patient and caring, definitely highly recommend!!!!

    - Andy H.
  • My experience here has always been amazing. This is my 2nd time getting braces with them due to not wearing my retainer. I was very pleased with my results the first time and am sure I will achieve the same beautiful smile a 2nd time. Glory at the front desk is very kind and helpful when checking you in and working you up. All the staff is very sweet and I love how clean and bright the facility is.

    - Victoria O.
  • I’ve have been coming to Lucas Orthodontics for almost 15 years. All three of my children have excellent smiles. The staff and Dr. Lucas are AMAZING to say the least. I highly recommend going there. Thank you so much!!!

    - Fior T.
  • Dr. Lucas is very good and his staff was very attentive and caring. They showed patience and kindness to my son. They made him feel safe and comfortable through a very uncomfortable procedure. Thank you!

    - Michelle R.

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