Invisalign is a teeth-straightening treatment that is popular the whole world over. These clear aligners that are barely visible when worn can be taken out to eat are designed to gently move your teeth into a more desirable position.
But, as with any treatment option, myths emerge which can be off-putting and Invisalign is no different.
So, what are the most common misconceptions associated with this treatment option, and what are the facts you need to know?
Read on to see the most common Invisalign myths debunked.
Traditional orthodontic treatment using fixed brackets and wires are very effective at dealing with a wide range of different issues surrounding the position of your teeth. Generally, people that have braces will wear them for between 18 months and 2 years.
Invisalign can achieve remarkable results over the course of just 9 to 15 months. This is achieved using removable clear plastic aligners that are barely visible in your mouth. And the best part is that you can take them out to eat!
Often, Invisalign is heavily marketed towards adults, leading many to assume that it’s not a viable option for teenagers. While it’s certainly a popular option among adults due to the subtlety of the appliance, it’s just as useful for treating orthodontic issues in teenagers as it is in adults.
Because it doesn’t have a fixed adjustable wire mechanism, many people assume that Invisalign can’t correct major malocclusions or issues with your bite.
Contrary to this, Invisalign can treat a wide range of orthodontic issues including overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, overcrowding, and gappy teeth.
Orthodontic treatment is known to be a slow process. Moving teeth into new, more favourable positions takes time as it needs to be done gently.
When using Invisalign, you’ll be given a new set of aligners every few weeks. Each set is slightly different to the last and provides further adjustment.
While your teeth will only be moving a small amount each time, many people start to see noticeable changes after a relatively short space of time with some people completing their treatment in as little as nine months.
For many, the decision about whether to undergo life-changing teeth straightening treatment may hang on the cost. But is Invisalign really all that expensive?
Fortunately, we’re able to provide interest-free finance options where your treatment can cost as little as the cost of a cup of coffee each day. When you break it down like that, it’s a small price to pay for the perfect smile and improved oral health.
Invisalign is the world’s leading teeth straightening treatment. There are plenty of great reasons why millions of people the world over have chosen this aligner system to address their orthodontic needs.
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