What if my sons dental corrections can't be done by this system? What are the guidelines used to determine if he is a candidate for Invisalign?
Kim S. asked on Sep 21, 2011
Hi Kim! If your son isn't a good candidate for Invisalign, Groupon will provide a full refund. Give us a call and tell us about your son's bite and placement or better yet, come in for a free consultation so we can properly assess the situation. You can also go to invisalign.com where there is an interactive tool that can give you an idea. Regarding the guidelines, Dr. Lieberman says, "The general criteria for a successful Invisalign case is mild to moderate crowding and mild to moderate overbite. Severe cases can be helped but not corrected. Often tooth extractions and/or surgery of the jaw would be necessary for a reasonably good result for the more severe cases as well as an "open bite" in which there is a space between the upper and lower front teeth or a "cross bite" in which the upper jaw is narrower than the lower jaw which often causes shifting of the chin to one side or the other. Generally, an open or cross bite specifically cannot be corrected although mild to moderate crowding or spacing for the same person can be resolved. I have done many severe cases and open bite cases for people who refuse to deal with regular braces and surgery but they seldom completely resolve and the cases can take several years. To summarize, Invisalign is best designed to be used for mild to moderate crowding or spacing between teeth. Other problems can coexist and if someone does not desire to correct these other problems, Invisalign can still be of benefit." Hope that helps!
beth r. from Merchant replied on Sep 23, 2011