Does Invisalign Move the Roots of Your Teeth Like Traditional Braces?
- Asked by emiann in Columbus, Georgia
- 5 years ago
Invisalign CAN move roots
Given enough time and the right attachments, they can move teeth and roots. It is common to have tipping, but planned correctly moving roots is possible.
The key is in the treatment planning, and experienced Invisalign providers can move the roots.
Invisalign can move roots
In the past, Invisalign providers were unable to move roots to keep them parallel. Most often, crowns were tipped, leaving roots in an undesirable location. Increasingly, there are patients who have successful treatment when they require extractions and subsuequent space closure. This means that you would not be able to determine whether the patient had braces or Invisalign at the end of treatment.
These types of Invisalign treatments will require a more experienced provider who understands the types of attachments and order of tooth movement required to bring success to such a case. These types of movements are not covered by basic Invisalign certification, but have been topics for many of the recent Invisalign Continuing Education courses.