Patients may be concerned about the potential of orthodontic appliances to cause root damage. Jason Gladwell addresses the question of whether Invisalign can cause root damage. The answer is yes, Invisalign can potentially damage the roots of teeth. The trays can cause a cellular response between the tissues surrounding the roots and the trays, which can lead to the ends of the roots being hindered.
However, if patients take proper care of their aligners and maintain good oral hygiene, the risk of root damage is low. Regular visits to the dentist for checkups and cleanings every six months can help prevent root damage from occurring. Orthodontics uses inflammation to move teeth, and this process is no different with Invisalign than with other orthodontic appliances. It is possible for root resorption to occur as a result. At Jason Gladwell's practice, we were not surprised to see this phenomenon in an Invisalign patient.
We hope that in the future, people will not choose Invisalign over other treatment modalities because of this phenomenon, as it is possible with all treatment procedures. Unfortunately, there is currently no orthodontic treatment that can prevent root resorption. In order to minimize the risk of root damage from Invisalign, it is important to follow your dentist's instructions carefully and maintain good oral hygiene. Make sure to brush and floss regularly and visit your dentist for checkups and cleanings every six months. Additionally, if you experience any pain or discomfort while wearing your aligners, contact your dentist right away. Root damage from Invisalign is rare but possible.
If you are considering orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, it is important to discuss any concerns you may have with your dentist. Your dentist will be able to provide you with more information about the risks associated with Invisalign and help you make an informed decision about your treatment.