What Made You Not A Candidate For Invisalign?

The popularity of Invisalign increased with time for being a transparent cap on the teeth, unlike the not so impressive metal braces. People suffering from dental misalignment wear the Invisalign for shaping up the teeth under the supervision of their dentists.

However, the pleasant alternative of metal braces is not for everyone. Before approaching your dentist for an Invisalign, first, know whether you’re the right candidate for wearing those transparent caps on your misaligned teeth or not. If you have any dental issues such as severe bone loss, calcified teeth, or have done dental implants, then you’re not a candidate for Invisalign unless you treat the diseases first. Age is also another factor for not making you a candidate for Invisalign.

Let’s take a deeper look into some limitations that don’t allow you to be a candidate for Invisalign

Calcified Teeth or Having Calculus in teeth

You’ll wear the Invisalign for shaping up your misaligned teeth. Unfortunately, calcified teeth or the teeth where calculus has formed, restrict Invisalign to move the teeth. The Invisalign treatment will remain ineffective as the calculus will keep blocking the teeth movement.

That’s why it’s recommended to consult a dentist and cure the calculus first before beginning the Invisalign treatment. Calculi are stubborn plaques that can be removed by professional dentists. If the dentist considered that post-calculus treatment, your teeth qualify for an Invisalign then you’ll be guided accordingly.

Periodontal diseases

You may not be able to qualify to have an Invisalign with periodontal diseases. It erodes a severe amount of bone from the jawline making the teeth loosely anchored. Invisalign moves the teeth for shaping up the misaligned form causing a slight teeth bone loss.

However, if you’re already suffering from teeth bone loss syndrome, dentists will not recommend you an Invisalign treatment.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are permanently installed on the jawbones upon which the dental crowns are placed. Therefore, the Invisalign won’t be able to move the jawbone as the implants are permanent fixtures. However, you can qualify for Invisalign treatment with a few dental implants. An Invisalign can only move the original tooth. So, let your dentist decide whether the misaligned teeth portion can be shaped up by Invisalign or not if that area doesn’t have any implant.


Dentists disqualify aged candidates for Invisalign treatment. Usually, growing children and young adults are found with braces or Invisalign when their jawbones are easier to move.

These are some factors that don’t make you a candidate for Invisalign.

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