Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?
Posted on 03/01/2018

Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?

At Myers Orthodontics, our mission is to help patients of all ages throughout the Knoxville, TN area achieve gorgeous smiles. We're proud to offer a wide range of orthodontic treatment options to

 patients in Knoxville, and one of the most popular is Invisalign. Invisalign is a convenient, effective

 treatment for many patients, but not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign – so you may be asking the question: can I get Invisalign?

Is Invisalign Right for Me?

In the early days of Invisalign, it could only be used to treat fairly minor problems with the alignment of teeth. This meant that Invisalign was effective for malocclusions like crooked teeth and minor alignment issues, but it couldn't treat more severe cases.

Thankfully, advances in Invisalign technology have opened up Invisalign treatment to many more patients. Invisalign can now be used to treat more severe orthodontic cases, meaning more patients are a candidate for Invisalign. The advent of Invisalign Teen also means that adolescent orthodontic patients are great candidates for Invisalign, making Invisalign a preferred treatment method for both teens and adults.

Still, there are some cases where Invisalign isn't appropriate. While Invisalign can handle almost all orthodontic problems, there are still some severe cases where Invisalign just won't cut it. This is particularly true if jaw alignment is a problem – while Invisalign is great for straightening the teeth, it's more difficult to alter jaw alignment with Invisalign alone. 

Furthermore, we generally don't recommend Invisalign for early orthodontic treatment. Compliance is usually an issue, and braces tend to provide better results for interceptive orthodontic care. 

Schedule an Invisalign Consultation with Your Knoxville Orthodontist

Still, for many patients, Invisalign offers an exciting and convenient treatment alternative to braces. Want to find out if Invisalign is right for you? We would love to help. Use our easy online form to request a consultation at one of our Knoxville orthodontic offices. We'll work with you to determine if Invisalign is the right option for you, build out your treatment plan, and put you on the path to a beautiful new smile!