January 24, 2019

So You’ve Been Told You’re Not a Candidate for Invisalign.

Almost every day we hear from someone that they want to improve their smile and that they don’t want braces… but they were told they’re not a candidate for Invisalign.

Real quick...

About Invisalign

Clear aligners are a great alternative for anyone looking for an esthetic solution for their orthodontic needs. Continue this slide for additional info.

Why us?

There are many reasons to choose our team! Specifically for Invisalign, for our tech. At Hodge Orthodontics, we have the ability to quickly scan your teeth using the latest technology of the iTero scanner instead of taking unpleasant impressions.

How does it work?

The scan is then used to develop a series of aligners that will move your teeth into a more desirable position. This works best for mild to moderate problems and therefore clear aligners are not a solution for everyone.

Is there an option for teens?

Yes! Clear aligners used to be considered only for the treatment of adults but that is changing since more and more teenagers desire a more aesthetic solution than braces. In order to fulfill that demand, Invisalign has recently developed Invisalign Teen, a great alternative to braces designed with the lifestyle of teenagers in mind.
Invisalign is just a tool that orthodontists use to move teeth, much like a hammer is a tool used to build a house. The point is, the hammer doesn’t build the house; the person using the hammer builds the house. The final product is only as good as the professional using the tool. Invisalign alone doesn’t do anything, it does what the orthodontist tells it to do. Invisalign is a great tool and with proper diagnosis and planning, almost any orthodontic issue can be corrected using Invisalign. We can use Invisalign to close spaces, solve crowding, improve overbite, and correct underbite, among other applications. On top of that, Invisalign is a great tool for the treatment of kids and teens, too, not just adults.
 
Invisalign has several benefits over braces. There are virtually no emergencies with Invisalign treatment: you never have to worry about a wire poking your cheek or a bracket coming unglued from a tooth. You can remove Invisalign to brush and floss your teeth so you don’t have to modify your hygiene routine. Also, you can have longer intervals of times between appointments, which is convenient for our busy lifestyles.
 
If you are considering Invisalign, make sure you pick the right provider. Dr. Hodge has three extra years of Orthodontics training in addition to attending and graduating from Dental School. During those additional three years of training, she learned only about moving teeth with braces and Invisalign. In addition, she completed an Aligner Intensive Fellowship that focused only on moving teeth with aligners, so you’ll be in great hands with us! And remember that carpenter, if you hired a carpenter to build your house, wouldn’t you like to know that he had extensive training in building houses and had built many houses before he ever got to yours?
 
Have you been told you’re not a candidate for Invisalign? Let us check you out again! Call us or text us today at (501) 916-2545 and schedule your complimentary comprehensive consultation. We will scan your teeth (Bye, bye uncomfortable impressions, we’ve gone digital!) and Dr. Hodge will develop a treatment simulation while you’re in the office so you get an idea of what the final result of your treatment will look like.
 
We look forward to seeing you soon!

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