I've never been happy with my teeth and would like to do something about it. Would I be a good candidate for Invisalign? (Photo)
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Depends on the severity of your case
Invisalign would be great at...
Sarah Thompson, DMD O'Fallon, IL and St. Louis, MO
INVISALIGN WILL WORK
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Invisalign seems like it may be a viable choice for you
It is true that Invisalign is predictably effective in cases with mild dental spacing, mild misalignments (without severe rotations), mildly excessive vertical overlap of the incisors, etc.
I would suggest that you find an experienced orthodontist (that is experienced in Invisalign specifically) near you and contact them for an in depth consultation. They would then be able to look at your dental alignment in three dimensions,in the context of your facial/smile aesthetics, in relation to your supporting periodontium (gums and bones), and in context to the dynamic movements of your jaw.
Moreover, you could discuss your goals for treatment and they could bring up aspects of treatment that you may not have thought of.
Costs vary between regions and between offices, so I would suggest that you do some local research. The key is to work with an orthodontist that is experienced with Invisalign and that you feel is interested and aware of your particular goals--someone with whom you can communicate well.
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