Invisalign is a discreet way for image-conscious teenagers and adults to straighten their teeth and restore their smile. However, this method is not as versatile as common braces and not everyone is eligible to undertake it – sometimes patients can switch to Invisalign after they have been initially treated by a different method.

Invisalign in Luton is provided by a dentist with a high level of expertise, such as Vogue Dental Care. This treatment requires thorough training and the right equipment, therefore only a dentist can determine if a patient is a good candidate. However, below are some indications that Invisalign may not be the right option after all.

Severe dental issues

Invisalign can fix mild-to-moderate teeth alignment issues, but cannot address complex issues. However, accessories such as clear elastics or power-arm auxiliaries can be used in combination with Invisalign to provide better support for the teeth or achieve more complex movements. Although Invisalign works just fine for crossbites, open bites, underbites, overbites and mildly crooked teeth, it cannot fix serious arch-length problems or rotated, twisted and heavily misaligned teeth.

Young age

Another reason for Invisalign in Luton not to function properly is young age. Although teenagers can take advantage of this treatment through a special type of Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, young children cannot have Invisalign aligners because their adult teeth have not developed properly. Braces are a better-suited option.

Not enough motivation

Commitment is really important when undertaking therapy with Invisalign in Luton. In order for this treatment to work properly and be successful, patients should not remove their aligners for more than a couple of hours every day. Wearing the aligners all day may sound easy, but being tempted to remove them during different times throughout the day can lead to delays or even treatment failure.

Inexperienced dentist

Invisalign has become quite trendy in recent years and this had led many dentists to include this treatment in their practices. However, just like any other dental procedure, Invisalign requires a lot of training in order to be implemented effectively and most dentists will take the time and effort to undertake this task. It is always better to seek a dentist with a demonstrable track record with Invisalign.