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Will Invisalign® Work For Me?

This is by far the number one question we get regarding Invisalign. Of course, we can’t guarantee anything without seeing your particular case, but the answer is usually yes. 

75% of adult patients could benefit from teeth straightening*

But the clear aligners can fix more than just a few crooked teeth. Have you ever found your self thinking, “Invisalign is too easy, there’s no way it will work for what I need fixed”. Well, you may be surprised to learn that

over 1,900,000 patients with complex malocclusions have been treated with Invisalign since 2011.**

Invisalign can straighten your teeth as well as fix some cases of over bite, under bite, cross bite, open bite, crowding and/or spacing. All of these cases can lead to more serious problems than just cosmetics. Misaligned bites can cause your teeth to wear down more quickly, chip or break. Extra space can create pockets in your gums where food can get stuck, and crowded teeth make it harder to brush and floss properly. Both of these situations can cause a build up of plaque, tartar and bacteria and may lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

This is why we recommend Invisalign for most of our patients. The benefits of teeth straightening are not limited to cosmetics. Clear aligner therapy can greatly improve your overall oral health as well. 

If you decide Invisalign is something you want to pursue, during your first visit will use our iTero scanner to take a quick scan of your mouth and it will render a digitally perfect 3D impression of your teeth and gums. We can then show you a simulation of what it will look like after your treatment!

If you’re still not sure, book a virtual consultation with Dr. Cardenas so she may evaluate your particular case and provide you with a recommendation.


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*Source: Brunelle JA, Bhat M, Lipton MA. Prevalence and distribution of selected occlusal characteristics in the U.S. population, 1988-1991.,
J Dent Res. 1996; 75 Spec No:706-13.
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