Common Misconceptions About Invisalign

Invisalign® is a popular orthodontic procedure that straightens teeth using clear plastic aligners. It is an innovative treatment that has become a popular alternative to traditional braces. But despite its rising acceptance, there are still many misconceptions about Invisalign. 


Invisalign Is Only for Minor Orthodontic Issues


A common misconception is that Invisalign is only suitable for minor orthodontic issues. In fact, Invisalign can treat a wide range of orthodontic problems. These include:

  • Overbite

  • Crossbite

  • Crowded teeth

  • Gaps between teeth

Specialists recommend Invisalign for moderate to severe cases of orthodontic issues. Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth. The treatment helps shift teeth into their correct position. A certified Invisalign provider will create a treatment plan after assessing your needs and desired results.


Invisalign Is More Expensive Than Traditional Braces


Invisalign treatment cost varies with the complexity of the case. The treatment length also matters. It may be more expensive than traditional metal braces in some cases, but many patients find its benefits worth the extra cost. 

These can include improved appearance, convenience, and comfort. Additionally, many dental insurance policies cover Invisalign treatment, making it a more affordable option for some patients.


Invisalign Aligners Are Uncomfortable


Invisalign can initially cause discomfort, but the pressure is usually mild and temporary. The aligners can fit over your teeth, so they should not cause irritation or discomfort.

It is normal to experience pressure when you first wear Invisalign aligners, but the discomfort should subside within a few days as your mouth adjusts to them. Invisalign aligners do not have any sharp brackets or wires. They cannot cause irritations or cuts in your mouth. They are a more comfortable option than traditional metal braces.


Invisalign Treatment Takes Longer Than Traditional Braces


Invisalign treatment may take longer than traditional braces, but this is not always the case. The length of Invisalign treatment will depend on the complexity of the case. The treatment length required to achieve the desired results also matters. Invisalign aligners are more convenient to wear, making them a more efficient treatment option for some patients.


Invisalign Aligners Are Visible


Invisalign aligners are invisible when worn, but some believe they are still visible. Their clear plastic material cannot be visible when you wear them, making them an excellent option for people who want discreet orthodontic treatment.


Invisalign Is Only for Adults


Invisalign aligners are a suitable option for adults and teenagers. Invisalign teen aligners are a popular treatment option for teenagers. They are ideal for teens who do not like the metal wires associated with traditional bracers. They also come with features that are more suitable for younger patients.


Invisalign Is Only Available Through Specialist Providers


Invisalign aligners are available through many general dentists. They should have completed the necessary training and certification to offer the treatment. Many general dentists now offer Invisalign.

The wider availability allows more people to enjoy the convenient and effective alternative to traditional metal braces. Look for a provider with experience in treating cases like yours. 

If you are interested in Invisalign, visit Woodbury Family Dentistry at our office in Orlando, Florida. We will personalize treatment to help you achieve your desired results. Please call (407) 502-5300 to schedule an appointment today.

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