What do Invisalign braces treat?

Gregory J. Jorgensen, DMD
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Invisalign is a system that uses a series of clear aligners to straighten your teeth. Teeth move when pressure is placed upon then. It doesn't matter from where the pressure comes. In the same way that braces can be used to move teeth, Invisalign aligners can be designed to sequentially move crooked teeth into their ideal positions. Because of the nature of the forces produced, there are some limitations that may not allow their use in all cases. There are other patients for whom Invisalign is the best treatment. Consult with an orthodontist today to see if Invisalign treatment is right for you!
Invisalign braces, or clear aligner trays, treat spacing and alignment problems. Each tray puts pressure on your teeth to slowly correct crooked, widely-spaced, or crowded teeth.

Invisalign braces also treat overbites (when top teeth extend too far over bottom), underbites (when bottom teeth stick out under top), and crossbites (when your bite is twisted). Invisalign braces can also treat other jaw and bite problems.
James M. Crouse, DDS
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

Invisalign braces are a series of thin clear "trays" that incrementally move your teeth. As with any new technique the knowledge and abilities of orthodontists using Invisalign has grown greatly. At this point virtually any orthodontic problem can be treated with Invisalign including severe crowding requiring extractions, combined orthodontic and jaw surgery cases, severe spacing, "overbites", "under bites", impacted teeth, and cross bites. In some cases it is more efficient to use traditional braces but if a person really wants to be treated with Invisalign it can be done you just need to find an orthodontist who is an expert in using Invisalign.

Dante A. Gonzales, DMD
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

Invisalign is similar to braces in that it is an appliance that is used to help move the teeth, and the movements are dictated by your orthodontist. With all of the advances and improvements made with Invisalign, the appliance can treat most orthodontic cases, depending upon the expertise of the dentist or orthodontist. 

It is important to remember that Invisalign is only an appliance that is controlled by your doctor. The level of complexity that Invisalign can treat is largely dependent on two factors: the orthodontic expertise of your doctor, and the Invisalign expertise of your doctor. 

Some of the problems that Invisalign can correct are crowding, overbites, excess spacing or gaps, crooked teeth, and misaligned bites (malocclusions). 

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