What Can/Can’t Invisalign® Fix?

Invisalign’s ultra-light invisible design has made orthodontic treatment easier, faster, and more comfortable than ever. But what can Invisalign fix?

Learn more about Invisalign clear aligners from the Invisalign Platinum Plus experts at Mary Cay Koen Orthodontics. Schedule an appointment today! 


What Can Invisalign Fix?

Invisalign is made of a virtually invisible material that blends seamlessly into the natural color of your teeth. They’re removable, giving you freedom in your diet and daily life. Simply wear your aligners anytime you are not eating and switch out your aligners for a new set each week. 

Invisalign can fix many mild to moderate bite malocclusions, which means that a more beautiful smile is easier to get than ever. Your Invisalign eligibility will be determined on a case-by-case basis, and Dr. Koen will recommend the ideal treatment for your smile needs. 

Here are some bite problems that can be fixed with Invisalign: 

Can Invisalign Fix Gaps?

Gapped teeth occur when there is excess spacing between the teeth. If you have gapped teeth, spacing issues can be improved with Invisalign. In fact, Invisalign is especially effective in addressing spaces!

Can Invisalign Fix Crowding?

Crowded and crooked teeth occur when there is not enough space in the jaw for the teeth, causing overlapping and twisting. Crowding can also be addressed with Invisalign, especially for those with mild to moderately severe conditions.

Can Invisalign Fix Overbites?

An overbite occurs when the upper teeth overlap too far over the bottom teeth. Invisalign can address mild to severe overbites.

Can Invisalign Fix Underbites?

An underbite occurs when the bottom teeth overlap too far over the top teeth. Depending on the severity of the issue, underbites can also be addressed with Invisalign.

Overall, Invisalign can address most bite issues, but patients with severe malocclusions may be better suited to orthodontic treatments like traditional braces or Damon system braces.

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What Can Invisalign® Not Fix?

There is virtually no limit to what aligner technology can achieve! Dr. Mary Cay is an Invisalign Platinum Plus provider and can perform complex movements with aligners that require an experienced orthodontic specialist.

Is Invisalign Right For You?

Overall, Invisalign is a powerful tool for many kinds of bite misalignments but may have some limitations when it comes to the most severe conditions. However, don’t just assume you are ineligible for Invisalign! Clear aligners can treat about 90% of orthodontic cases.

Dr. Mary Cay and her team will help you determine what the best treatment option is for you. Whether you choose Invisalign, braces, or an Invisalign/braces hybrid treatment, she and her team can help you achieve a beautiful smile. That is what expert, personalized orthodontic treatment is about. Schedule a free consultation with us today!