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Invisalign Myths Debunked

gloved-hand-holding-aligner-sq-400There are many fictitious narratives that can compound anxiety as you consider the orthodontic care options available to you, including the relatively novel invention of Invisalign clear aligners®.

We are here to help you overcome the apprehension by addressing the common misconceptions and debunking the myths about aligners. When we’re done, you’ll feel equipped to settle into an orthodontic care plan that works for you.

Let’s get started!

Myth #1: Invisalign is a Lengthy and Uncomfortable Process

There is a false belief that a series of clear, custom aligners will be a more time-consuming and painful process when compared to traditional braces.

The truth is, while you might feel slight pressure when switching to a new set of aligners, the discomfort is temporary and subtle. Once your mouth adjusts (usually within a few days), the majority of patients find Invisalign less painful than braces due to the absence of metal parts.

When it comes to duration of care, that varies based on individual needs, but the blanket statement that Invisalign takes longer simply isn’t true. For many, Invisalign can deliver results just as efficiently as traditional braces, and sometimes even faster.

Myth #2: Invisalign Only Works for Minor Alignment Issues

Another major misconception is that Invisalign is limited to minor orthodontic concerns. Current technology enables Invisalign to effectively address various alignment issues, not just minor tweaks.

Each case is unique and some conditions may still require alternative solutions. But complex orthodontic cases can be fixed via Invisalign, including overcrowding, spacing issues, bite irregularities, and more.

Myth #3: Invisalign is Clearly Noticeable and Unattractive

Finally, when you’re getting a smile makeover, you may assume you must endure a period of awkward aesthetics. However, this is another myth! Our patients can attest that, through Invisalign, an attractive smile is possible even while you receive orthodontic care.

Many people can testify that clear, custom-fitted aligners blend in seamlessly, as Invisalign takes into account the shape and size of each tooth.

Get Ready to Love Your Smile!

Take the first step on a smile-transforming journey. Contact our Broadmeadow office today!


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