Invisalign has certainly been a popular option in recent years for people who are in need of braces but fear the constant torment of the traditional braces system. Indeed, it is easy to understand why people of all ages would resist getting braces if that meant they were stuck with the traditional metal and wires that have plagued so many throughout the years. While this may be the case, understanding how the Invisalign system actually works is important before you embark upon the process. After all, the system is certainly not for everyone, and understanding whether you are a good candidate for this type of braces can help inform your way forward. It also helps to work with a great team of orthodontists to get the braces you need. The team at I-Braces VIP is a great place to turn to for expert help in selecting the right braces for you as well as the system that is going to best solve the problems you hope to fix. With the right orthodontist, anything is possible! Here are some key myths and facts to understand about Invisalign before you get invested in using this system.
Myth: Invislign is completely invisible- no one will even know you are wearing anything!
Fact: Invisalign is mostly invisible, but – let’s face it – nothing is completely invisible. The system works through a series of clear aligners that fit over your teeth much like a retainer would. While these clear aligners are certainly less visible, they can still be seen by people up close. They also will take some getting used to, just like regular braces, when it comes to things like talking an swallowing.
Myth: Invisalign is faster than other types of braces.
Fact: Invisalign and regular braces are similar in time frames. Indeed, depending on how good you are about wearing the aligners for the amount of time necessary to see progress, your time in braces might actually be longer because you’ll need to wear them longer. Invisalign simply works differently that traditional braces. It still pulls your teeth into place, but it does so through aligners that slide over the teeth rather than by pulling the teeth with wires.
Myth: Invisalign works for anybody and everybody.
Fact: Invisalign is best suited for people with smaller cosmetic orthodontic ailments. While some people who have bigger orthodontics needs might find the system helpful, the best candidates really are the ones who don’t have major orthodontic problems to solve. These patients need braces that are more flexible to cover their teeth in different ways than a retainer alignment system can. This is just the reality of a system that uses aligners to slip over the teeth: your teeth are going to have to be in close to good shape when the aligners come on.
There are lots of ways that Invisalign can work for you. Be sure to talk to your orthodontist to determine whether you are a good candidate for the system and to learn more about your braces options!