Invisalign aligners have been around for a while now, and if you are looking for an easy way to straighten your teeth as an adult, these are likely to be the most suitable option for you. Indeed, aligners are easier to fit into a working lifestyle, do not require a lot of time as standard braces do and are also easier to take care of.
But with the popularity of this aligner comes the inevitable myths and misguided pieces of information you will find on the internet, which can deter people who are suitable for this aligner from seeking it out to straighten their teeth. Considering all of the advantages this aligner can offer, that is a real shame. In this short article, the myths and mistruths relating to clear braces Sydney or Invisalign will be explored so that you can learn the truth.
Myth 1 – They take longer than regular braces to work
This is one of the most common pieces of misinformation that dentists have to explain to patients about Invisalign. In short, no, Invisalign aligners do not take longer than regular braces to work; this is due in part to their design and the suitability of the people who wear them. In order to be suitable for Invisalign aligners, you need to have a mild to moderate case of dental misalignment, usually at the front of your mouth. This means the treatment will take between 3 to 6 months to work on average, whereas fitted braces are designed to treat more complex cases, which may require rotation of the teeth or moving of the molars.
Myth 2 – They are completely comfortable
This is one of the nicer pieces of misinformation about the aligner, but sadly, it’s not true. It would be impossible for any orthodontic tool to move your teeth without causing a bit of pressure or soreness, and indeed, Invisalign will often cause pressure when it moves your teeth. But don’t worry; the pain should be mild and manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Myth 3 – They are too expensive for most people to afford
The cost of adult orthodontic care is based on how long you have to wear the orthodontic tool, how many visits you need to make to your dentist, and the adjustments required. Since Invisalign does not require adjusting, is not worn for as long as braces and does not require you to attend dental check-ups as often as braces would, the cost of this aligner is often lower.
Myth 4 – They don’t work as well as braces
As mentioned earlier, for Invisalign to work correctly, you have to be deemed suitable for this aligner, which means you must have no more than a mild to moderate case of dental misalignment. If you attempt to use Invisalign for a complex case of misalignment, it will not work; therefore, you should always follow the advice of your dentist on the most suitable orthodontic tools for you.
Myth 5 – Online options are just as good
No, they aren’t because they rarely have the oversight of a trained orthodontic team that can ensure the tool works properly. If you want to straighten your teeth as an adult, you should seek professional orthodontic help from the nearest dental clinic that can offer Invisalign or other braces.
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