Fixing crooked teeth with Invisalign?

I removed all my wisdom teeth last year, and now I am ready to fix my crooked teeth. Which one is the best option?

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Answered by Oak Park Dental Associates

Crooked teeth can be treated with Invisalign only if you have limited adjustments/corrections to make. Invisalign focuses on limited cosmetic correction. Full orthodontic corrections need traditional braces. I have repeatedly referred out orthodontic cases because Invisalign cannot correct many functional issues that required more precise movements and more aggressive movements. I am not saying Invisalign cannot make precision movement but rather it cannot make certain movements that traditional braces can make. Consult with your orthodontist for the best option. It is the best way to get the result you are seeking. Invisalign can range from below $3500 to well over $6000 depending on treatment needed and areas. Often Invisalign cost more than traditional orthodontic treatment.

Published on Aug 02, 2011

Answered by Oak Park Dental Associates

Crooked teeth can be treated with Invisalign only if you have limited adjustments/corrections to make. Invisalign focuses on limited cosmetic correction. Full orthodontic corrections need traditional braces. I have repeatedly referred out orthodontic cases because Invisalign cannot correct many functional issues that required more precise movements and more aggressive movements. I am not saying Invisalign cannot make precision movement but rather it cannot make certain movements that traditional braces can make. Consult with your orthodontist for the best option. It is the best way to get the result you are seeking. Invisalign can range from below $3500 to well over $6000 depending on treatment needed and areas. Often Invisalign cost more than traditional orthodontic treatment.

Published on Aug 02, 2011

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