Am I Qualified to Get Invisalign?

One of my front tooth is like pushed out. I hate my teeth cause it's not straight and I DONT want to wear braces cause I hate how they look. I'm hoping I am eligible to get Invisalign.

Doctor Answers 3

ANYONE can have Invisalign

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But many cases may not have the ideal outcome desired.  If your goal is to get "better" and not "perfect" then Invisalign may work out for you.  Invisalign MAY even get a nearly perfect result, so it may be worth a shot.

You should, however, be sure to address the reason for the flare, as there may be tongue posturing habits or thrusts to consider.  If the CAUSE isn't addressed, then the teeth are likely to go back when treatment is complete.

You are qualified

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From the photographs is appears you are qualified for Invisalign. Expansion should provide enough room to straighten your teeth.

Invisalign is very good at expansion to a certain limit. You should be able to fall within that limit.

Don't wait any more. Go ahead and get it done. You have waited long enough.

Gilbert H. Snow, DDS
Encino Orthodontist

Invisalign plus jaw widening is the answer to protrusion

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Front teeth protrusion can usually be corrected with Invisalign treatment.  However, you must ask the question "Why are the teeth protruding?"  Teeth protrusion (and crowding) occur because the dental arches are constricted. Adding a step of functional facial orthopedics prior to Invisalign to widen the upper jaw first, will give more room to reduce your protrusion.  Then using Invisalign can correct the protrusion and give a much fuller, more beautiful smile.

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