Been Told You’re Not An Invisalign Braces Candidate? Second Opinion Time!

I am a member of the Invisalign Advisory Board, and am receiving complimentary treatment. All opinions are fully my own. 

Okay, I just need to talk to you guys about something for a second. You know I’ve been wearing Invisalign for 7 months now, I can’t express just how much I love it. For reals and seriously and all that good stuff.


Can you tell that I’m wearing my aligners? Big smiles! (And my front teeth don’t look like they are playing leap frog anymore. Awww yeahhhhh.)

The whole experience has been light years better than wearing traditional metal brackets, and I can’t believe I’m already halfway through the process.

I was talking to my mom a few weeks ago and she mentioned how she really would like to straighten her teeth (her situation is very similar to mine in that we both have crowding and our front teeth cross over each other), but she mentioned that her orthodontist told her she wasn’t a candidate. And you know what? I hear this ALL THE TIME from people when I mention that I’m wearing Invisalign. So why would an orthodontist tell my mother that her fairly straightforward case wasn’t doable?

Well, unfortunately, even though Invisalign has been extremely successful over the past decade, some practitioners just aren’t up-to-date on what they can achieve by using Invisalign. And let me tell you – I visited the Invisalign headquarters a few months back and saw firsthand what their virtually invisible braces can do. No offense to some of the patients whose before/after photos I witnessed, but those teeth were, um how do I say it…JACKED UP. Invisalign is not just for minor cases. Don’t take my word for it – have a look.

My point is? If you’ve been told that you aren’t a candidate, GET THEE  A SECOND OPINION. Visit Invisalign’s doctor locator. Or check out the smile assessment. Or DON’T and get those really awesomely comfortable metal brackets put on your teeth. Bygones. (I will never be able to use that word without thinking of Ally McBeal.)


  1. Stacey

    July 21, 2014 at 10:04 am

    You’re daughter has your smile. Too cute:)

  2. Asha Dornfest

    July 21, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Ah, Invisalign. I’ve been strongly considering it for two years now. I find it so much easier to invest the $ in my kids (or a vacation) but am thinking I need to revisit that choice.

  3. Ris

    July 21, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Ack! Sarah! Change that “your” to “you’re!” And yes, Invisalign is magical. My mom just finished her 2-year treatment and her smile is amazing. She’d wanted braces her whole life and finally got that beautiful straight smile she deserves. Isn’t that the best?

    • whoorl

      July 21, 2014 at 11:08 am

      OMG, THANK YOU. I’m telling you – next week’s move is really turning my brain into mush. Blergh.

      • Ris

        July 21, 2014 at 11:10 am

        Oh honey, moving is the WORST. Godspeed on packing and all that jazz.

  4. Lori

    July 23, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    OMG look how cute your little girls face is!! Those heavy bangs hide all that cuteness!!

  5. Mary

    August 1, 2014 at 9:27 am

    My jaw is A MESS & I, too, have been told I need metal over Invisalign…this post is inspiring me to make sure that’s the case!! :) Thanks!