Learn if You Qualify for Invisalign Clear Aligners
If you’ve been considering orthodontic treatment to achieve that perfect smile, Invisalign® in Miami, FL with Dr. Stephen Grussmark, a Diamond Plus Invisalign Provider in Dade County, might be your ideal solution. Delve into the details of your candidacy for Invisalign® treatment. Your journey to a confident, radiant smile begins with the right choice of orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign Candidacy Assessment
Invisalign is a great way to straighten your smile and enhance your oral health, but not everyone is a suitable candidate. Here are some factors to consider:
- Age: Invisalign® is suitable for teenagers and adults. Children may not be eligible due to the development stage of their teeth, but we do offer Invisalign Teen for young adults.
- Severity of Misalignment: Invisalign® works best for mild to moderate alignment issues. Severe cases may require traditional braces.
- Commitment: Successful Invisalign® treatment relies on wearing the aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day.
- Healthy Gums and Teeth: Good oral health is crucial. Any existing dental issues need to be addressed before starting Invisalign®.
- Discipline: You must follow the treatment plan and change aligners as instructed.
What Orthodontic Issues Can Invisalign Aligners Correct?
Invisalign aligners are renowned for their versatility in addressing various orthodontic issues. Whether you have minor misalignment or more complex concerns, Invisalign can often be a suitable option. Here are some of the orthodontic problems that Invisalign can effectively correct:
- Gaps Between Teeth: Invisalign can gradually close small to moderate gaps between teeth, creating a harmonious smile.
- Overcrowding: If your teeth are overcrowded, making them appear crooked or misaligned, Invisalign can help align them properly.
- Underbites and Overbites: Invisalign can correct underbites (lower teeth protruding in front of upper teeth) and overbites (upper teeth extending too far over lower teeth) by gradually repositioning the teeth.
- Crossbites: When some upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, it’s called a crossbite. Invisalign can adjust the bite to achieve proper alignment.
- Open Bites: An open bite occurs when some teeth don’t make contact when you bite down. Invisalign can help close these gaps.
- Rotated Teeth: If you have teeth that have moved out of their proper positions, Invisalign can rotate them into alignment.
- Midline Shifts: When your upper and lower teeth don’t align correctly, it’s known as a midline shift. Invisalign can help center your smile.
Can I Get Invisalign With Existing Dental Restorations?
Having existing dental restorations like crowns, bridges, or dental veneers doesn’t necessarily disqualify you from getting Invisalign treatment. Invisalign aligners are compatible with various dental restorations. Here’s what you need to know:
- Crowns: If you have crowns on your teeth, Invisalign can often work around them. The aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth, including any crowned teeth.
- Bridges: Invisalign can also be used if you have dental bridges. The aligners are customized to your unique dental structure.
- Dental Veneers: In some cases, Invisalign can be used with veneers. However, this depends on the type of veneers and their condition. Dr. Grussmark will assess your situation during your consultation.
Inform Dr. Grussmark about existing dental restorations during your initial consultation. This information will help him create a treatment plan that accommodates your needs and ensures the best results.
Removing Braces and Beginning Invisalign Treatment
Transitioning from traditional braces to Invisalign treatment is a possibility for some individuals. Switching from braces to Invisalign can offer a more comfortable and discreet orthodontic experience. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Grussmark today to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is not a candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment option for straightening teeth and correcting bite issues. However, not everyone is a suitable candidate for Invisalign, and the success of the treatment can depend on several factors:
- Severe orthodontic issues
- Young children
- Gum disease or dental health issues
- Complex dental work
Is it hard to get approved for Invisalign?
Getting approved for Invisalign typically involves a consultation with an orthodontist or dentist who will assess your oral health and the alignment issues you want to address. They’ll determine if Invisalign is suitable for you. In many cases, people are approved for Invisalign if they have mild to moderate orthodontic concerns and are committed to the treatment plan.
What is the success rate for Invisalign?
The success of Invisalign treatment can vary depending on the individual case and patient compliance. On average, Invisalign has a success rate of around 70 to 90 percent for correcting orthodontic issues. Factors influencing success include the complexity of the case, patient cooperation in wearing the aligners as instructed, and follow-up care.
How strict do you have to be with Invisalign?
To achieve the best results with Invisalign, it’s essential to be strict about the following:
- Wear Time: Aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours, removing them only for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene.
- Oral Hygiene: Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial to prevent cavities and gum disease during treatment.
- Follow-Up Appointments: Regularly scheduled appointments with your orthodontist or dentist are crucial to monitor progress.
- Avoiding Staining: Avoid certain foods or drinks, like coffee or red wine, while wearing aligners.
Storage: When not wearing your aligners, store them in their case to prevent loss or damage.
Start Your Invisalign Journey with Dr. Grussmark Today!
Invisalign offers you the expertise and care you need for a transformative experience. Don’t hesitate to take the first step towards the smile of your dreams. Dr. Grussmark and his skilled team can assess your candidacy for Invisalign and help get your smile journey off on the right foot. Call our Miami, FL, office at 305-842-3672 to schedule a consultation. We welcome patients from Brickell, Coral Gables, and Miami Beach.