Can Invisalign® Aligners Effectively Straighten Severely Crooked Teeth?

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A common misconception about Invisalign treatment is that it is reserved only for very mild orthodontic needs. In reality, Invisalign clear aligners can be used to address and correct many of the same orthodontic issues that traditional metal braces can. In some cases, Invisalign aligners may even be preferable over braces. Still, it is important to remember that each patient's dental structure and overall case are unique, making it essential to consult with a highly qualified and experienced Invisalign provider to learn more about whether you may be an appropriate candidate for treatment. At Ferrari & Aldieri Dental Associates in Farmingdale, NY, Invisalign provider Dr. Angela Ferrari is committed to helping patients get the straighter, healthier, more attractive smile they desire in the most convenient and least disruptive way possible. Here, our team provides helpful information on when Invisalign treatment may be appropriate, what could potentially disqualify a patient from Invisalign aligners, and whether more severe cases of crooked teeth could be appropriately and effectively addressed with clear Invisalign aligners.

How does Invisalign treatment straighten teeth?

Invisalign clear plastic aligners work to straighten crooked teeth by having the patient wear a sequential series of tray-like appliances that gradually shift the teeth into a more natural and optimal position. Throughout the course of Invisalign treatment, patients will switch to a new set of aligners every few weeks, slowly correcting overcrowding, spacing issues, and more.

Can very crooked teeth be straightened with Invisalign aligners?

One of the most common questions about Invisalign treatment is whether Invisalign trays can straighten very crooked teeth. In some cases, Invisalign treatment can actually be effective in correcting significant cases of crookedness that may have otherwise been treated with traditional braces. In fact, certain patients with severe rotation or crookedness may actually benefit from an initial round of Invisalign aligners before braces, as it may be difficult or even impossible to place a bracket on overly crowded or rotated teeth. Again, however, every patient's orthodontic situation is unique, and the only way to determine with certainty whether Invisalign vs. braces may be the most suitable first step for you is to schedule a consultation and exam with an experienced Invisalign dentist.

Why should I consider Invisalign treatment over braces?

If you are found to be an appropriate candidate for Invisalign aligners, there are several exciting benefits of choosing Invisalign vs. metal braces that may appeal to you. Some of the most compelling benefits of Invisalign orthodontic treatment compared with braces include:

  • More discreet, less visible treatment option
  • No sharp brackets or poking wires for less discomfort
  • Treatment times are often shorter
  • Aligners can be removed to eat, take photos, and more
  • No need to alter your diet and some other habits during treatment
  • Can be used to treat many of the same issues that braces can in a more convenient, less disruptive way

Unsure if you qualify for Invisalign treatment? Schedule an Invisalign consultation in Farmingdale, NY, and you may be surprised

While there are certainly some dental issues — like severe bite misalignment — that aren't suitable for treatment with Invisalign aligners, many other issues can be significantly improved and often corrected with clear aligners. Discover how you can avoid the unwanted downsides of braces and get your dream smile with Invisalign treatment by calling Ferrari & Aldieri Dental Associates to schedule your Farmingdale, NY Invisalign consultation with Dr. Angela Ferrari today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.