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What is Invisalign?

What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?

What are aligners made of?

What do aligners look like?

Is this a new way to straighten teeth?

How does Invisalign effectively move teeth?

Has the FDA cleared Invisalign?

What is the minimum age of a patient that a doctor can treat with Invisalign?

Does the procedure work on overbites (overjets)?

Have there been cases where a patient was treated for a case that is a little more severe than moderate crowding?

Are there certain dental conditions that automatically exclude you from being an eligible patient?

Are crowns a factor in Invisalign treatment?

Can Invisalign close gaps (space closure)?

Are bridges a factor in Invisalign treatment?

Do doctors need special training in order to use Invisalign?





Q: What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten teeth without braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth, without metal or wires.


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Q: What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?

 

  • Invisalign is clear. You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
  • Invisalign is removable. Unlike braces, you can eat and drink what you want during treatment. You can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
  • Invisalign is comfortable. There are no metal brackets or wires as with braces to cause mouth irritation, and no metal or wires means you spend less time in the doctor's chair getting adjustments.
  • Invisalign allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan before you start—so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
     


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Q: What are aligners made of?

Aligners are made of clear, strong medical grade plastic that is virtually invisible when worn.


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Q: What do aligners look like?

Aligners are clear and look similar to tooth-whitening trays, but are custom-made for a better fit to move teeth. Some orthodontists and dentists have referred to them as "contact lenses for teeth."


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Q: Is this a new way to straighten teeth?

For years, orthodontists and dentists have used removable appliances for limited treatment. Today, with the application of computer technology and custom manufacturing, Invisalign treats a broader range of cases with greater precision.


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Q: How does Invisalign effectively move teeth?

Like brackets and arch wires are to braces, Invisalign aligners move teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force on the teeth. The principal difference is that Invisalign not only controls forces, but also controls the timing of the force application. At each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move, and these movements are determined by the orthodontic treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force delivery system.


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Q: Has the FDA cleared Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners are classified as Class II medical devices by the FDA, and Align Technology has held the necessary 510K clearance from the FDA since 1998 to be able to sell and market the Invisalign System.


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Q: What is the minimum age of a patient that a doctor can treat with Invisalign?

Doctors can use Invisalign to treat a vast majority of patients with fully-erupted molars. This commonly occurs between the ages of twelve and fourteen.


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Q: Does the procedure work on overbites (overjets)?

An experienced doctor can use Invisalign to treat the vast majority of adults and adolescents


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Q: Have there been cases where a patient was treated for a case that is a little more severe than moderate crowding?

Yes, there are clinical studies written by doctors who cite the treatment of complex cases using Invisalign. Experienced doctors have been using new techniques to successfully treat more challenging cases.


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Q: Are there certain dental conditions that automatically exclude you from being an eligible patient?

Your dentist or orthodontist can best determine which treatment is best for you.


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Q: Are crowns a factor in Invisalign treatment?

No, crowns are usually not a factor in Invisalign treatment. However, sometimes small composites called "attachments" are bonded onto teeth to help achieve certain movements. In these cases, the location of crowns must be carefully evaluated by an Invisalign orthodontist or dentist. To find out if crowns will adversely impact your orthodontic treatment, consult an Invisalign-certified doctor.


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Q: Can Invisalign close gaps (space closure)?

Yes. Spaces between teeth are generally easy to close with Invisalign.


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Q: Are bridges a factor in Invisalign treatment?

Because bridges firmly link two or more teeth together, they can offer significant resistance to tooth movement. Your doctor will be able to determine whether bridges will be a factor in your treatment.


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Q: Do doctors need special training in order to use Invisalign?

While Invisalign can be used with virtually any treatment philosophy, specific training is needed. All orthodontists and dentists interested in treating patients with Invisalign must attend training before cases will be accepted from their office. Close to 30,000 orthodontists and dentists worldwide are certified to use Invisalign.


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