Why You’re Likely an Ideal Candidate for Invisalign

October 26, 2016
Jason K. Bunch, DDS, MS

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There are many misconceptions in life that, over time, become accepted as fact: You must wait an hour after eating before it’s safe to swim; swallowed gum will stay in your system for up to seven years; you’ll get sick if going out in cold weather with wet hair.

It happens in our world too.

We find that many Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics’ patients walk into our offices erroneously assuming they’re not going to be ideal candidates for our Invisalign treatment. That it was for the next patient, not for them. We’re not exactly sure where that idea originated, but it’s just not true—not in any of our five Central Indiana Offices at least.

Since we first added the technique in the year 2000, we’ve been able to help more than 1,100 patients (as of this writing) in our Wabash, Marion, Kokomo, Westfield, and Carmel offices—making us the top provider of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen in the state of Indiana. And we’ve actually treated more cases with Invisalign than 99% of doctors throughout the entire continent of North America.

We simply couldn’t reach those numbers if “the next patient” was the ideal candidate for Invisalign. You’re most likely that next patient! Let’s explore why by answering some common questions.

How Does Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment Work?

Invisalign allows you to choose something other than braces to straighten your teeth. No metal brackets. No wires. Not even any messy impressions of your teeth.

Instead, we digitally scan your teeth to create a 3D model of your mouth that we then use to make your first set of aligners to fit precisely over your upper and lower teeth. As you wear the clear, plastic aligners for 22 hours a day—only taking them out to eat, brush, and floss your teeth—your teeth gradually shift toward proper alignment. Every one to two weeks, you switch to a new set of aligners until you receive that healthy smile you desire.

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And because the Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, you get to transform your smile without many people knowing.

Can Invisalign Aligners Fix Both Minor and Severe Issues?

The short answer:  Yes. We’ve been able to use Invisalign on patients with everything from simple crossbites to severe crowding. It’s not just for minor conditions.

In fact, if you’re experiencing any of the following moderate to serious issues, Invisalign can most likely work for you:

  • Large spaces between teeth
  • Overbites and underbites
  • Upper and lower front teeth don’t meet (open bite)
  • Upper front teeth covering too much of the lower front teeth (deep bite)
  • Crowded teeth

Is Invisalign Affordable When Compared to Braces?

At Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics, Invisalign orthodontic treatment can cost the same as traditional braces because we choose not to include additional charges for Invisalign versus traditional braces—not always the case with Invisalign providers.

And so, for many of our patients, they get to choose between traditional braces and Invisalign based on what works best for their lifestyle than what costs less.

If you’re one of the ones thinking Invisalign only works on the next patient, hopefully the above information gives you cause to think again. Please do let us know if you’d like to find out for sure if you’re the ideal candidate for Invisalign.

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