At what age does Invisalign lose effectiveness?
At What Age Does Invisalign Lose Effectiveness?
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When is old too old for invisalign
Short answer: Never
Long Answer: It isn't AGE as much as BONE DENSITY. I personally have treated patients with Invisalign into there late 80's. We got the result we wanted but we did need to wear the trays longer than usual. That said I have treated 70+ year olds and had no issues and had 60 year olds with stubborn teeth.
There really is no really way to know for sure without trying. I have never had teeth not move. It is important before considering to have a healthy mouth and good oral hygiene habits.
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Invisalign can be used on teenagers to mature adults
Invisalign can be used on teenagers and mature adults. What is important in any patient, but especially in an older patient, is that the bone levels are good and the periodontium is healthy to move teeth.
Invisalign and age
Age is not a factor for invisalign treatment, its the health of teeth and the periodontal tissues. (bone level, gum health, roots of teeth).
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Invisalign age restrictions?
There are really no upper age restrictions as long as health allows patient to wear the aligners and the patient has the desire to move there teeth. Lower age limits are affected by jaw growth issues and eruption of permanent teeth and patient compliance. I personally recommend Invisalign for responsible older teenagers and adults but not for those under 16 as issues of growth and compliance are alto better handled with traditional braces. Best of Luck! Talk to an Invisalign certified dentist on individual case issues with age or Invisalign appropriateness.
How Invisalign loses effectiveness.
Invisalign is great for Adults and Teenagers. The most common way to NOT have the BEST results from Invisalign is if the patient isn't compliant with the recommended time of wearing the retainers. Compliance is KEY to successful Invisalign results. Trays must be worn a min of 20 to 22 hours a day. The more hours you wear, the better!
Thre is no age limit for invisalign.Invisalign is not effective for very young people when they have their baby teeth.
However, we can treat people with invisalign even at 80+ age.
What is age range for invisalign?
Our oldest patient was 70 when we did invisalign. Age does not matter but whats important is enough bone in upper and lower jaw of proper levels as well as a good stable periodontal tissue. We always perform a full exam to insure foundation is healthy before starting invisalign or braces. The idea is simple: You do not want to remodel a home and move things around without having a strong foundation otherwise the entire building will collapse (teeth will be lost). Treatment plan may be a bit different depending on various conditions.
Effectiveness of invsalign related to age.
Age has no effect on tooth movement through bone. Invisalign is a method by which teeth can be moved and therefore age will not be a factor in the biology of tooth movement. If you are older and considering invisalign make sure you get a through check up and if your teeth and gums are healthy then you are ready to go. Remember straight teeth are easier to maintain and will help you to keep your teeth for your lifetime!!!
Invisalign Works at Any Age
Teeth can be moved at any age. For the appropriate cases, Invisalign is the treatment of choice. One of its best features is that it can be removed for brushing and flossing. This is a real benefit for older patients who may have periodontal issues that require thorough brushing and flossing. One issue that should be addressed by you and your orthodontist is the dexterity required to place and remove the aligners. The attachments required by Invisalign treatment can make that challenging.
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