Understanding Invisalign braces
Sometimes you or someone else you know may need to get Invisalign and you may not be sure if it is the right thing to do or not. Before you get any treatment, it is perfectly fine to be concerned and to get all the information you can. Even if Invisalign braces are the best tool when it comes to orthodontic health, they are not always recommended for everyone who requires dental correction.
Before you make a decision about Invisalign, you should remember the following:
Invisalign braces are expensive compared to regular braces. The reason for this is due to laboratory fees of Invisalign being higher compared to the fees of the traditional braces. The fee paid goes to the manufacturer.
Even if it’s technology has improved, some complex orthodontic cases cannot be treated or corrected effectively with these clear aligners.
As braces, Invisalign causes a level of discomfort since it will apply some pressure on the teeth in order to move them.
It takes the same time period for correcting your teeth, regardless if you decide to choose the traditional braces or Invisalign.
Invisalign is a specialized tool and it is used for straightening the teeth. The manufacturer is not there to treat after diagnosing the cases. The failure or success will all depend on the knowledge of an orthodontist who provides such treatment.
A dentist or orthodontist who has been trained to work with Invisalign will have a better outcome.
Invisalign trays can be removed easily and this gives you the flexibility of drinking or eating everything you want and to floss and brush your teeth as you do every day.
Invisalign braces are made using thermoplastic materials and they look the same as teeth whitening trays. Aligners are made according to the patient's’ needs and they can move the teeth in a certain sequence depending on what the doctor wants.
You are able to choose Invisalign braces depending on your confidence and personal comfort.
Some patients may require having retainers installed after the surgery so that their teeth do not shift back to where they were before.
Invisalign does not have metal brackets or wires so there is no need to go to your doctor to adjust them frequently.