Would I be eligible for Invisalign? (Photos)
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From what we can see in the photos, your teeth should be able to be straightened with Invisalign. Count on 12 to 15 months of Aligner Therapy, and a lifetime of retainers.
Traditional braces would also work nicely, in a shorter amount of time.
You should visit an orthodontist that provides both Invisalign and traditional braces to see what options you have and all the particulars for each ( fee, duration of treatment, ease of usage, etc.).
Then, you will be able to make the right decision. Once your teeth are straighten out, you will Love Your Smile!
Braces vs. Invisalign
In your case you can do both, with braces probably working faster and more predictably. If you are OK with braces go with it and start ASAP.
If brace are a "NO NO" for you, then do Invisalign. You will needs some refinement after the treatment, but in the end it will give you a major improvement over what you have right now. So, get started , look forward to a beautiful and healthy new and straight smile and your gum will also improve.
Best of luck !
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Great yet challenging case for invisalign treatment
The aesthetic differences are easy to tell. Invisalign treatment does not contain unsightly metal and wires, but rather it is a clear plastic. Teeth have tooth colored "attachments" placed for anchorage and certain movements.
Hygienically, the difference is tremendous. As, aligners are not worn when eating and drinking and are taken off when brushing and flossing. Whereas, traditional braces are fixed in the mouth and therefore are prone to trap food and are difficult to keep clean.
After reading this, one may ask, why would anyone choose braces? The answer is that in medicine there are always different options to achieve a desired outcome. And there are always different variables that make one option better than the next.
Some variables are patient born - meaning is the patient able to be compliant enough to wear a removable device vs a fixed wire and bracket? Conversely, is the patient going to have the manual dexterity to properly clean around braces vs easily removing the aligners and easily cleaning their mouth. Additionally, certain movements or current teeth malalignments may be better served with braces over invisalign.
Some variables are Doctor born - meaning some are more comfortable with what they have been practicing and/or do not have enough experience with different options and therefore, suggest the one they are more comfortable with over the other.
If you are interested in seeing if Invisalign is a good choice for your specific situation, you should seek out an experienced Invisalign provider. An experienced Invisalign provider can easily tell you if you are better served with Invisalign or better served with bracket and wires or perhaps a combination of the two. A general dentist can refer you to an orthodontist when needed as well for those severe cases that a specialists hands and knowledge would better serve you.
From your photos you look like a great yet chalanging case for invisalign treatment. a full clinical workup would be needed to see if Invisalign is the "best" option for you.
Eligible for Invisalign
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