Invisalign treatment and its myths

Debunking Common Myths About Invisalign Treatment

Austin, TX – Invisalign treatment has grown in popularity since it was first introduced. While it is becoming an increasingly popular orthodontic treatment choice, there are still some misconceptions about the treatment. Dr. Silvana Gonzalez and her team at Pure Smiles Orthodontics debunk some common myths so that you have accurate information about this innovative orthodontic treatment. 

Myth 1. Invisalign only works for minor malocclusions.

While this may have been the case when it was first introduced, today Invisalign can correct a host of alignment issues. The treatment has evolved significantly and can now be used by the majority of orthodontic patients. It can correct crowding, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. 

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Myth 2. Invisalign takes longer than metal braces.

While traditional metal braces are still used due to their efficiency, for some patients, Invisalign may actually be the quicker treatment solution. The length of treatment depends on several things, such as the severity of the malocclusion, but advancements in the technology behind Invisalign have greatly reduced treatment times. 

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Myth 3. Invisalign is uncomfortable.

Most patients report minimal levels of discomfort while in Invisalign treatment. Invisalign aligners are made from a smooth plastic that fits snugly over the teeth. This greatly reduces the likelihood of irritation that can be associated with traditional braces. As patients adjust to their treatment, the aligners are barely noticeable. 

Myth 4. Invisalign is too noticeable.

Invisalign aligners are designed to be virtually invisible. The clear and transparent aligners fit discreetly over the teeth. This renders them almost unnoticeable, especially when compared to backet and wire braces. 

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Myth 5. Invisalign is only for adults.

While there is a high degree of patient compliance required with Invisalign treatment, patients of all ages can use Invisalign. Invisalign Teen even has built in compliance monitors, so parents and orthodontists can be sure patients are wearing their aligners as often as they should. Adults undergoing treatment love Invisalign for the discretion it provides during treatment, however, patients of all ages can enjoy this perk, too. 

Invisalign has revolutionized orthodontic treatment by providing a discreet, comfortable, and effective alternative to bracket and wire braces. It can correct a host of malocclusions and can be used by patients of all ages. Patients love that it is barely noticeable, while also being comfortable. And because the aligners are removable, it makes brushing and flossing a breeze. 

If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign treatment, call Pure Smiles Orthodontics today at 512-215-2520.