Traditional braces are commonly used for those who are looking to get their teeth straightened. However, many patients are now considering the use of Invisalign. Invisalign is relatively new compared to other orthodontic options, but is it the most effective? There are many myths circulating online regarding whether Invisalign is effective and worth it. Invisalign is incomparably different compared to the traditional braces and dentists are nowadays often working with patients with Invisalign treatment to create a beautiful, beaming smile.
However, Invisalign treatment comes with misconceptions where patients are considering other forms of treatment that may not be as effective.
The Myths and Misconceptions
Here are the popular myths and misconceptions that you may have heard:
- Invisalign Doesn’t Straighten Or Shift Teeth – Whilst Invisalign treatment is theoretically appealing, many are unsure of the effectiveness practically. Invisalign appliances are used to force teeth to shift in the right position. Force is applied to allow the tooth root to be pressurized to move. Traditional braces apply force on the upper parts of teeth, which isn’t as effective.
- Invisalign Doesn’t Deliver Long-Term Results – It has been proven over the years that traditional braces aren’t as effective in straightening teeth and improving malocclusion compared to Invisalign. Invisalign keeps teeth straight for several years, providing they are worn for the majority of the day. There must be a motivation behind using aligners to ensure it’s effective. Whilst not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign, the results will ensure your teeth stay straight for a long-term smile.
- Invisalign Negatively Adjusts Your Speech – Invisalign braces will take time to get adjusted to. In the beginning, speech sharpness may be limited, but as your mouth gets accustomed, your speech will return to its natural state. After 2 or 3 days, there should be no difference in the way you speak.
- Invisalign Aligners Leave A Poor Taste – When using Invisalign braces, it’s cleaned with a soft-bristle brush. Aligners are not resistant to bacteria and need to be cared for to deliver effective results.
When using the aligners, it is important that you keep your mouth clean and away from debris before placing the aligners back into your mouth. Failing to do this may result in your teeth catching bacteria which could lead to infection and decay. It is recommended that aligners are cleaned with lukewarm water every night with antibacterial products recommended by your dentist. Rest assured, as long as the effectiveness of the aligners after, the results are long-lasting and effective.
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