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Instances Where Invisalign Braces May Not Be Effective

by Danielle Fletcher

Invisalign braces may provide comfort, ease of use, oral hygiene and sufficient aesthetic during treatment. They treat mild cases of malaligned malocclusions (misalignment of teeth when the jaws are closed), some deep overbites, non-skeletal constricted arches and mild relapses after the use of fixed braces. There are, however, various circumstances where the use of Invisalign braces may be rendered ineffective. Some are avoidable; others aren't. Note such instances to know when Invisalign braces are right for you, and how to utilise them correctly.  

Loss of Braces

Since these braces are removable, they can result in minimal control over accurate teeth movement. You want the braces to guarantee root paralleling, teeth uprighting, significant teeth extrusions and rotations.

For the Invisalign braces to be effective, you need to wear them for at least 22 hours a day. You may remove them while eating or drinking. The clear feature of these braces can lead to misplacement. If you misplace them, it means you will not meet the 22-hour rule, thus you may suffer ineffective results.

This is avoidable. Have a strategic place you will be placing your braces during meals, even though it's just for a minute, and don't be tempted to place them anywhere else.

Extracted Tooth or Teeth Instances

If your premolars are extracted, Invisalign braces may not work for you effectively. This is because the braces will not keep your teeth upright during space closure. Tipping around the premolar extraction site may occur. To remedy this, consult with your dentist about ,whether bonded restorative attachments can be applied on your teeth's buccal surfaces to limit movement.

Anterior Open Bites

Anterior open bites are better treated with fixed appliances. However, if you get a relapse of anterior crowding and open-bite after treatment, you can use Invisalign braces. In some cases, after the use of Invisalign braces to remedy the relapse, you may notice the position of your maxillary central incisors being more superior to your canines and posterior teeth. Make sure to discuss this with your dentist before application of the treatment.

Choose A Qualified and Experienced Dentist

A qualified dentist will be able to inspect your teeth and inform you whether Invisalign braces will work for you. Note the above, and ask the dentist how the braces can be modified to cater for your teeth situation. You will be wearing the braces for quite some time, which will take some getting used to, and you want that time to yield significant results!