Miami Invisalign Orthodontist Dr. Carmen Crespi, explains the pros and cons of Invisalign
If you follow us, you have probably heard us discuss or possibly even blog about Invisalign treatment being overused or used for the wrong reasons. The problem is that Invisalign has become so popular that many unqualified dental professionals are simply telling patients that they are candidates for Invisalign, which is simply not the case. A huge number of patients are being misdiagnosed and prescribed Invisalign treatment when they are not truly candidates in the first place. You have to remember that Invisalign is not a one size fits all treatment, which is a very common misconception by the general public. Invisalign is a treatment option that dental professionals can prescribe to their patients to help solve orthodontic issues such as misaligned teeth or some jaw or joint disorders but is not a cure-all for everyone.
The most important consideration for a patient seeking orthodontic treatment/Invisalign treatment should be: Is the dental professional who is giving me a consultation qualified to diagnose my treatment and give me the proper prescription and treatment plan?
Invisalign is a treatment option that requires proper diagnoses and treatment planning in order to achieve successful results. Do not misconstrue this as a criticism on Invisalign as a treatment option as we have achieved wonderful results for our patients that are true candidates for the Invisalign product line and under the diagnoses and care of an orthodontic professional.
The fact remains that in many people’s mind when you talk about orthodontic services and/or braces, in general, the first thing that pops into their head is Invisalign. This is because Invisalign is a true pioneer in the orthodontic industry with their patented clear braces solution.
At our Miami Lakes office, we prescribe quite a bit of Invisalign’s products, and that is why we have been awarded as an Invisalign Preferred Provider. Unlike many other practices, Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi is a board certified Miami Orthodontics specialist, which makes her the most educated and qualified doctor to diagnose, plan and treat your Invisalign case. We proudly offer the complete Invisalign product line from Invisalign complete to Invisalign Teen and even Invisalign Express; a short term expedited clear braces solution.
As mentioned earlier, Invisalign is often a fantastic solution for many of our patients. However, there are many instances where Invisalign is not the right solution for your orthodontic needs. Some of the most common issues that generally should not be treated with Invisalign are severe crowding, skeletal discrepancies, impacted teeth, and/or bite issues.
- Severe crowding: a significant lack of space which may require extractions.
- Skeletal Discrepancies: significant growth or lack of growth of one or both jaws.
- Impacted teeth: teeth that are embedded in bone which is not able to naturally erupt.
- Bite issues: underbites, overbites, and open bites are often very difficult to treat with a removable aligner.
If you are considering orthodontic treatment and/or Invisalign treatment, please contact Lakes Orthodontics today for your complimentary consultation with an award-winning orthodontic specialist: Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi. Remember, although Invisalign is a wonderful treatment option, the most important part of your treatment is to have an orthodontic specialist properly diagnose, plan, and treat your orthodontic needs. Don’t hesitate, call Lakes Orthodontics today!