November 23, 2022
Did you just find out that you need orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth? That can be shocking for anyone. The idea of having to invest the time and money of monthly treatments, as well as possibly having to wear the metal frames and bands of regular braces can be uncomfortable in the least.
If you have decided that you do not want to wear regular braces, you may have already decided that Invisalign is the way you want to go.
As opposed to regular braces, Invisalign is clear and almost unnoticeable, while straightening your teeth gently over time. Unlike braces, your Invisalign aligner is removable and is replaced for new ones as your teeth begin to straighten.
With either choice, you will need to make frequent visits to your orthodontist, based on the amount of work that needs to be done.
Invisalign is used to treat most of the same conditions that braces treat, such as overbites, underbites, gaps, and crowded teeth. The main benefits are that they are removable, and they are almost invisible when you are wearing them.
While it may seem that Invisalign is the perfect solution if you have been dreading braces, there are certainly some powerful benefits, but also some disadvantages that you need to consider.
The benefits of Invisalign include:
Possible drawbacks of Invisalign may include:
Start by listening to your friends and neighbors. Check the ratings and reviews on Google search and other ratings sites like Yelp. The top rated orthodontists are top rated for a reason. You will be spending quite a bit of money and time on your Invisalign, so it is important that you are comfortable with the doctor and staff, and high ratings from your local neighbors is one of the best indicators that you will be happy with your treatment.
Invisalign is relatively costly, so make sure that the provider you choose offers financing for any uncovered costs, accepts your medical insurance, and makes you feel comfortable with the skill level and experience of the orthodontist and staff.
While maintenance for Invisalign is actually easier than for regular braces, it is also usually more expensive, so it is very important that you maintain your aligners to receive the most effective care.