The Pros and Cons of Getting Invisalign
The question you have pertains to which kind of treatment is best. What are the advantages of getting Invisalign versus traditional braces? What are the disadvantages?
Read to on to discover the pros and cons of Invisalign, today’s most cutting-edge clear aligner system.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth without the use of metal braces. Invisalign is a series of custom-made clear braces that cover your teeth and gently pull them into the proper position over time. Invisalign is an effective solution we provide at Main Line Dental Group for teens and adults who would prefer a virtually invisible teeth straightening treatment.
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The Pros of Invisalign
Invisalign is not only effective and convenient when it comes to straightening teeth, but it’s also an excellent alternative to conventional metal braces that can be uncomfortable and unattractive. From how they look to the way they make you feel, Invisalign offers a variety of benefits that traditional braces do not.
Perhaps, the number one reason most of our patients prefer Invisalign is because it’s an almost invisible form of braces. The aligners fit over your teeth like a mouth guard, and since they are clear, no one even suspects you’re in the middle of orthodontic treatment.
If you’ve had friends with metal braces, you’ve probably heard how the wires can come loose and poke their gums or cheek tissue. Smooth, plastic aligners, on the other hand, have no brackets or irritable parts that can cut your mouth. Since they have no sharp edges, you don’t have to worry about using wax, a protective measure often used by those with metal braces.
Life is already packed with plenty of stressors, so why not elect to use a teeth-straightening method that aids in contributing to an easier lifestyle. Who needs the burden of worrying about metal edges and wires? Likewise, who is looking for more dietary restrictions? Invisalign aligners can be removed, so you’re free to eat whatever you like. Just slip them out and enjoy all your favorite foods. This is true teeth-straightening convenience.
The removability factor that comes with Invisalign not only allows for the freedom to eat your heart out without risking breaking brackets (which lead to multiple appointments and increased costs), but also enables you to brush and floss thoroughly, ensuring your teeth stay healthy during the orthodontic process.
When Invisalign first came out, it was the more expensive choice. But now that it’s been around the block, the cost is equivalent to that of traditional braces. Unfortunately, neither option is typically covered by dental insurance, but our office staff considers it their job to set you up with the financing plan that works for you. We know every financial situation is different, and we want to make sure you get the smile you deserve.
The Cons of Invisalign
At this point, you’re probably wondering why anyone would choose any other option besides Invisalign. Is it too good to be true? Almost! There are a few things to consider as you make your final decision about which teeth straightening path to take.
Much like conventional braces demand a wee bit of attention to keep them in tip top shape, aligners will last longer, and your teeth will straighten more quickly, if you:
- Remember to wear the aligners at least 22 hours a day. Remove them only to eat and clean your teeth.
- Don’t leave them behind or lose them when you remove them to eat at school, a restaurant, or a friend’s house.
- Brush your teeth after each meal to keep your aligners, your breath, and your teeth clean.
Clearly, the pros outnumber the cons when it comes to Invisalign treatment. We recommend you schedule a consultation with us where we can discuss the process with you and answer your questions. During the appointment, we use advanced 3D computer imaging technology to gather impressions of your teeth for the creation a precise plan that establishes the movements of your teeth, the length of your treatment, and a preview shot of what your teeth will look like upon completion.
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