Invisalign orthodontic treatment is a great alternative to traditional braces, as it does not require teeth to be extracted. This transparent orthodontic aligner system is designed to fit snugly to the teeth and can be removed by the patient when the treatment has advanced to an advanced stage. In some cases, Invisalign can even eliminate the need for tooth extractions. However, it is important to note that Invisalign is not a one-size-fits-all solution.
If you are considering Invisalign, it is essential to meet with an Invisalign-certified dentist or orthodontist to determine if this treatment is suitable for you. While extraction treatment with aligners is possible and can be effective, it must be done with care. As an expert in this field, I often caution doctors that more complex treatment plans with aligners require a certain level of expertise. This is because anyone can end a successful case, but the true measure of your ability is how you recover from a case that does not follow the rules. If your dentist recommends a tooth extraction due to tooth decay, Invisalign may not be an effective treatment for your situation.
Many orthodontists use aligner therapy regularly and do not perform extraction treatments with Invisalign.