The actual point of all this is to show a patient that these people with perfect teeth in perfect alignment will always be like that if they keep their teeth in this position. This is a simple concept, and yet it is usually overlooked.
We do Invisalign in our office, and I see it as an important preventative procedure. To me, putting teeth in proper alignment is as preventative as a cleaning, sealant, or x-rays. If I can get a patient’s teeth into a proper orientation, it can protect them from chipping, cracking, periodontal issues, and even some cavities. I see 20-year-olds come in with perfect teeth, and even though they are out of alignment, they still look nice. However, I can also tell that in 10 years their teeth will look heavily worn and chipped because their bite is not correct. I realize that it is hard to get that message across to somebody who is young and not in pain. It is my mission in life to tell anyone who will listen, the importance of proper orientation of teeth.