The Complete Guide to Invisalign without Removing Wisdom Teeth

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Many people ask should I get Invisalign without removing wisdom teeth? The short answer is no, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Some people have their wisdom teeth pulled because the teeth are very impacted and not much room for them to grow. Others may need them removed because they are causing problems or pain in the mouth.

There are risks with having them extracted, such as jaw becoming misaligned, nerve damage, tooth decay, tooth loss, and dry socket. But there are also benefits to having them removed before orthodontics like better oral hygiene and less risk of gum disease.

Introduction: What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that provides a discreet and comfortable alternative to the traditional metal and wire braces.

Invisalign is a system of aligners created by Align Technology, Inc., which consists of small, custom-made, clear plastic trays that are worn over the teeth. The aligners gradually move teeth into their proper positions with little or no visibility.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Modern orthodontic treatment has come a long way in recent years. There are many types of braces available today, but one of the most common types is known as Invisalign.

Invisalign is an invisible way of straightening your teeth without the need for metal brackets and wires. The aligners are made of soft plastic and they are usually fitted to your teeth on an every-two-week basis.

The basic principle behind Invisalign is that it uses gentle pressure to gradually move your teeth into place. This pressure comes from small increments that you wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before moving on to the next set of aligners.

When Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

Wisdom teeth are the last of the adult teeth to come in. It’s most common for wisdom teeth to come in between the ages of 16 and 25. Your mouth may not have enough room for all four wisdom teeth, which can cause problems with your jaw joint, sinuses, or other existing molars.

The following is a list of situations that often lead people to have their wisdom teeth extracted.

* When there isn’t enough room in your mouth for all 4 wisdom teeth

* When there is too much pressure on one side of your jaw joint from an impacted tooth or tangle of roots from two or three impacted teeth

* When wisdom tooth pain keeps coming back after you’ve tried different treatments

* When you have recurrent swelling in your gums

Benefits Of Wisdom Tooth Removal?

While some people choose to leave them alone, there are many reasons why it may be a good idea to have them removed.

Some of the benefits include a cleaner mouth, a better smile, and more room in your mouth.

One of the most common reasons for wisdom tooth removal is overcrowding in the mouth.

When they grow in there is not enough room for all four teeth to fit properly and they can cause problems with chewing food and speaking clearly.

Another reason is infection from bacteria or plaque build-up around the wisdom tooth which can lead to pain and swelling.

Why Does Invisalign Require Removing Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to come in. They usually come in when the person is between 13-21 years old. Wisdom teeth may or may not cause problems for your health. Usually, they do not grow properly and need to be removed to prevent future problems like chronic infections.

Wisdom teeth can cause many different dental issues, such as cavities, gum disease, and impacted wisdom teeth. Many people end up requiring wisdom tooth removal because they are overcrowded or impacted by other teeth in the mouth which causes them to become unattached.

Here is why you might need to have your wisdom teeth removed prior to Invisalign:

  1. Wisdom teeth, located at the back of the mouth, are often positioned differently than other teeth. Wisdom teeth are different from other teeth in the mouth because they come out of the gum at an angle, not straight up or down like most regular teeth. This can move one of the other teeth on either side of it, which might make it less stable or change its position in your mouth.
  2. Patients who had their teeth aligned with Invisalign may find that they need to repeat the treatment again after their wisdom teeth come in. One of the most common theories is that wisdom teeth make it more difficult for other teeth to line up properly, causing their alignment to appear off.

One good idea with Invisalign is to finish up with wisdom teeth extraction before starting. This will save you the stress and pain of starting and stopping.

Beam Clear Aligners Vs Invisalign

Beam clear aligners have a number of advantages over Invisalign. Here are just a few:

Pricing: Beam Clear Aligners Vs Invisalign

Beam clear aligners are far more cost-effective than Invisalign. Beam clear aligners are $2,149 while Invisalign tends to cost between $6,000-$9,000 in Australia. Therefore, Beam clear aligners are the more budget-friendly option.

Convenience: Beam Clear Aligners Vs Invisalign

Beam clear aligner treatment can be completed from the comfort of your home and unlike Invisalign does not require in-office dental visits. This saves you considerable time throughout your treatment.

Quality: Beam Clear Aligners Vs Invisalign

Beam and Invisalign aligners are not produced with the same materials. Beam clear aligners are produced with light Zendura FLX materials. Laboratory test results have shown that Zendura FLX offers the following benefits as compared to lower grade thermoplastics used by major clear aligner competitors.

Generates 40% less initial force than earlier generation aligner materials. 

20% better teeth movement force over a 7-10 day wear period.

Retains 150% more orthodontic force after a normal wear period.

300% improvement in tear strength.

87% less staining.

You can learn more about beam clear aligners vs Invisalign here.

Beam Clear Aligners

At Beam, our mission is to make dental care more affordable and accessible to all Australians. That’s why our clear aligners are the most affordable solution for improving your smile. Best of all we offer two simple ways to pay. 

Once you have purchased your Beam impression kit and approved your Beam Clear Aligner treatment plan the next step in your smile journey is to purchase your Beam Clear Aligners to achieve your dream smile. We offer flexible clear aligner pricing plans as outlined below. We are offering $700 OFF our Single Payment plan for a limited time. All Payment Plans Include Free Teeth Whitening & One Set of Retainers for Post Treatment. Valued at $240. You can check the details of our pricing plans here.

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