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Am I Able To Have Invisalign Braces?


Invisalign is one of the leading names in teeth straightening treatment, but what kinds of cases can it treat and is it suitable for you? We’ll aim to help you answer these questions in today’s post, put together by our expert dentists serving Stockport.

So, what is Invisalign and how does it work?

These clever clear braces fit snugly over your smile and gently adjust the position of your teeth over time. You’ll cycle through sets – which are developed after impressions are made of your current smile. Invisalign is extremely predictable, safe, popular and discreet, making it the ideal choice for teens and adults all over the world. It’s no surprise, then, that millions have already had successful treatment.

Who is eligible for the treatment?

Teens and adults can both be eligible, subject to a consultation. It depends on your needs and the health of your mouth, teeth and gums. We’ll be able to advise whether it’s suitable for you, and maybe able to suggest alternatives if we don’t think Invisalign would be the right fit.

What cases can Invisalign treat?

It’s able to treat a variety of problems with ‘’bite’’ (the positioning of the teeth when biting or chewing) and the jaw. Common ones include overbite (protruding top teeth), underbite (protruding bottom teeth) or open bite (where the teeth don’t meet). It’s possible to have a ‘’combination’’ of problems, such as a crossbite, too.

Why should I have treatment?

Invisalign not only corrects some of these common bite and jaw problems but can also help prevent (or effectively cure) associated symptoms, such as jaw pain, TMJ and others. If you decide not to have treatment, you could put the health and appearance of your smile at risk for the future, since tooth and gum wear can be common with these types of concerns.

Is Invisalign expensive?

Invisalign, in our opinion, is worth the cost – and bear in mind that different cases require different levels (and lengths) of treatment. Generally speaking, the more sets of Invisalign aligners you’ll need to correct your smile, the higher the cost. But, it should be noted that some people opt to have Invisalign after previous brace treatment or for very minor adjustments.

How do I know if I should get Invisalign?

The best thing to do is get in touch with our team. Our friendly, talented dentists offer Invisalign to Stockport and beyond, so get in touch now and we’ll book a consultation at a time and date to suit you.