Candidates for Invisalign

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Invisalign Full is an orthodontic treatment option for most adults, and Invisalign Teen is available to a majority of teenagers. While candidacy is always determined individually, a review of the candidacy criteria is valuable and required for patients who are interested in the Invisalign system for themselves.

Bite Irregularities

Invisalign can correct underbites, overbites, crossbites, and improper spacing or rotation for most cases. When patients need to have teeth moved vertically or rotated extensively, they may require another orthodontic treatment.

Age Criteria

Invisalign Full requires that the jaws be fully developed in order for it to work. For most patients, this means that patients must be at least 17 years old. On the other hand, Invisalign Teen is designed specifically for younger adolescents, as it can help the teeth erupt properly as the jaw grows.

Existing Restorations

Although many restorations are compatible with Invisalign, some may not be. For example, patients who have dental bridges should ask our Beverly Hills Invisalign provider about their ability to have their teeth straightened this way.

If Invisalign treatment is something you are interested in, then you may asking yourself, ā€œAm I a candidate for Invisalign?ā€ Even with the information presented here, all patients must visit our dentist for a full exam and to review your overall goals. If the results of this exam confirm that Invisalign is an option, a personalized plan can be made so that treatment can proceed.


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