Wearing braces can be a painful and uncomfortable ordeal. If you know someone who has worn braces, you have probably seen them a couple of times when they seem uncomfortable and feeling pain especially after getting their braces tightened. When I was still a little kid, I watched my siblings get braces since their teeth were quite misaligned. When it was time for me to get my braces, I was too scared and avoided getting them entirely. I didn’t like the idea of having metal brackets and wires over my teeth.
As I got older I started to regret it. My siblings had great looking teeth while mine didn’t look as good. There were a few crooked ones and it made me really become conscious about my smile. It didn’t really affect my oral health and it wasn’t that big of a problem but it still bugged me. Then I happened to stumble upon something called invisalign. It basically worked like braces and helped correct any issues in the alignment of a person’s teeth. While doing some research on invisalign I was able to learn a number of facts but there were also a couple of fibs. From what I have learned and consulting my dentist, we are going to address the few fibs about invisalign.
1.) Invisalign is only limited to minor dental problems and not fit for major dental problems – In reality, the treatment of invisalign is not limited to minor dental issues. Invisalign can help treat both major and minor dental problems provided they are properly assessed by the dentist. In fact, invisalign can be used to treat dental problems like underbites, crossbites, overbites, teeth that are overcrowded or have wide spacing and a number of other dental problems. Just make sure that you consult with your dentist regarding the problem you want addressed.
2.) Invisalign is more costly compared to traditional braces – Up front, you will see that invisalign does cost more than braces. However, the prices between invisalign and braces aren’t that far off and you will get more value with invisalign. With invisalign, you are able to have more convenience since the clear aligners used in invisalign are removable. To help with the budget you can have flexible payment plans.
3.) Invisalign is a hindrance – When wearing braces it can sometimes be quite uncomfortable. Other than it being slightly painful after wire tightening, braces can be annoying especially when it comes to eating and speaking. However, it is different for invisalign. With invisalign you can remove it when desired. And since invisalign is made from plastic and resin it will feel much smoother in your mouth unlike braces.
4.) You will need to pay for extra aligners when you lose one – Since invisalign is removable there is a chance that you will lose one of the clear aligners. If it really happens that you lose a clear aligner, you do not need to worry about spending for more to get another set. Many dentists offer up to six replacements to your lost clear aligners.