New Lynn Invisalign Dentist Examines Removable Aligners Disadvantages

Auckland Family Dental New Lynn is conveniently located at 14 Delta Avenue, New Lynn, Auckland 0600 and welcomes patients from Glen Eden, Avondale, Green Bay, Kelston and Blockhouse Bay. More information about their Invisalign clear aligner treatments can be found here and here

Dr Kavendra Naidoo of Auckland Family Dental New Lynn looks back on life in the early days of Invisalign clear aligners. He says “previously, many people were rejected, orthodontists and dentists were afraid to touch some complicated cases with Invisalign and would go straight for the safety of traditional braces’.

Some much has been learned over the years about the capabilities of invisible braces like Invisalign, and both Drs and patients feel safer about using them in the majority of cases.

There are still patients who are not suitable for Invisalign. Severe overbite may require the use of traditional braces. Too-short or pegged teeth can prevent Invisalign from working properly. If the teeth are too rotated, Invisalign may not be able to shift them into proper alignment. Large gaps may require braces. Invisalign may not be able to raise or lower the position of the teeth in some cases. Patients with previous dental work, such as bridges, may not be suitable for Invisalign.

These cases are rare though. Dr. Naidoo’s team has experience with complicated Invisalign cases and has even seen patients who were rejected at other dentists. He adds ‘some people are told they need braces as opposed to Invisalign but oftentimes this is not the case. It is important for those seeking Invisalign to get a clear understanding of it’s capabilities and how the treatment and technology has grown over time’.

These days with 3D imaging and the use of Invisalign attachments, most people can be helped. Attachments are small, tooth coloured bumps that are bonded to the teeth to better anchor the aligners to them. This more secure connection allows the aligner to create more pressure, thereby correcting more complex teeth straightening issues.

Other clear aligner information about Auckland Family Dental New Lynn can be found here

Auckland Family Dental: New Lynn Dental Care
Auckland Family Dental: New Lynn Dental Care

14 Delta Avenue

New Lynn
New Zealand

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