Angeline is now in her sixth month of treatment in the Invisalign Teen program and while we still have a few months to go, we are already seeing an improvement in her teeth!
I've had so many people ask me questions about Invisalign since I began my involvement in the Invisalign Mom Advisory Board. It's almost comical how many times I've heard, "Our dentist says that we're not a good fit for Invisalign, that we have to get traditional braces."
I can tell you that at least half the time a dentist says this, it's more due to lack of information and education on the dentist's part and less about your actual compatibility with the Invisalign product. Invisalign has changed a lot since it was first introduced to the market, and many dentists just haven't kept up with the most updated information available. Some dentists aren't even certified to sell Invisalign as a treatment option, and instead of referring their patients to a certified provider, they just tell them that they aren't a good fit.
That's why it's so important to get a second opinion!
As with any medical procedure, you should consider getting a second opinion if you are told that you or your child is not a candidate for Invisalign. Not all dentists and orthodontists are certified Invisalign providers, so I personally recommend using the Doctor Locator tool on the Invisalign website to locate a dentist or orthodontist if you are interested in Invisalign treatment.
While not everyone is suitable for a specific treatment, in many cases, there are choices available. Invisalign’s treatment capabilities are not limited to just mild cosmetic cases. When I met with the Invisalign Mom Advisory Board earlier this year, we saw case studies of patients who had benefited from Invisalign treatment in all different forms! Due to many advances in its proprietary technology, Invisalign can effectively correct a broad range of more complex cases such as: overly crowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, open bite, crossbite, overbite and underbite.