When Not to Choose Invisalign
With all these benefits, it’s clear why people often want Invisalign. However, there are some good reasons why Invisalign might not be right for you.
Invisalign Won’t Accomplish Your Goals
There are some types of tooth movements that Invisalign does well, and others it is not as good at. Tilted and rotated teeth are two of them. Correcting these types of tooth misalignment are not only difficult for Invisalign, they are not always predictable.
A high degree of tooth tilt is just impossible for Invisalign to correct. For rotated teeth, the treatment can take a lot longer, and it’s more likely that we will have to do mid-course corrections or revisions after treatment. Plus, you will require attachments on your teeth. These are highly visible and undermine one of the key advantages of Invisalign.
Another difficult challenge for Invisalign is severe overbite. There is no good way for Invisalign to deal with this problem. For traditional braces, there is a time-proven method to reconcile your upper and lower jaws to improve an overbite.
You Have Airway Problems
While Invisalign can improve the appearance of your smile, it isn’t designed to expand your airway. If you have airway problems, such as sleep apnea or daytime mouth breathing, you want to choose a technique that can improve your smile while expanding your airway, such as the DNA appliance. This oral appliance can realign your teeth while putting pressure on your jaws that will expand them and improve your breathing.