Invisalign Myths and Facts to Know About

February 1, 2021

Invisalign® aligners are increasingly becoming popular because of their invisible feature. These braces are convenient, do not disrupt your lifestyle, and it is easy to maintain your oral hygiene. However, despite their popularity, Invisalign aligners are surrounded by a few misconceptions. Here are five of the common ones:

1.Invisalign is Less Effective

For a long time, traditional braces have been used to correct malocclusion because they are effective in repositioning your teeth. A few people are reserved about getting Invisalign because of the common misconception that the clear braces are not effective.

But, simply because they are removable, does not mean they are less effective. The treatment uses a set of aligners that are worn for 22 hours daily, 14 days a set to reposition your teeth. Why 14 days? Because it takes about two weeks for the teeth to move to a new position. Each set of aligners will gradually reposition your teeth until you correct your malocclusion.

Invisalign and metal braces are different in appearance, but they perform the same function. Both are effective in correcting teeth misalignment. And, in certain instances, Invisalign aligners perform better than traditional braces.

2.Invisalign Aligners Can be Used at Any Age?

Invisalign has been marketed to adults and teenagers, and for a good reason. These Invisible aligners in Jupiter are ideal for adults because it requires discipline and good hygiene. The braces are removable and should be taken out when eating, drinking, or brushing. It is easy for adults to remember to remove and put them back.

Also, the aligners are recommended for adults and teenagers because their teeth have attained full growth. Children who still have their teeth and jaw in the growth stage should not wear the aligners because it can damage your teeth.

3.Invisalign Braces Require Less Attention to Hygiene

Yes, Invisible aligners give you the freedom to eat what you want and are removable. However, you still need to maintain proper hygiene to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

  • Rinse the aligners every day when you are brushing and right before you wear them back
  • Brush the braces with a soft toothbrush to remove any plaque buildup. Do not use toothpaste when cleaning because it is abrasive.
  • Keep the braces moist at all times by storing them in water or denture solution when you are not wearing them. Dry aligners provide a perfect environment for bacteria to grow.
  • Store the aligners in a storage case when you are not wearing them

4.Invisalign Aligners Are Slower Than Other Orthodontic Treatments

It is a common assumption that the clear aligners are slower than the rest of the orthodontic treatments. But, because they are ideal for mild to moderate dental misalignment, these aligners can produce faster results than traditional braces.

Some people have reported positive results in six months after starting the treatment. It is also believed that the treatment can take 10 to 12 months, which is about 50 percent.

5.Invisalign Can Treat Any Malocclusion

No, Invisalign cannot be used to correct severe dental misalignment. Traditional braces are ideal for these types of orthodontic treatments. This is because the braces tend to shift the roots too. Other treatments may be used such as surgery to help correct the dental malocclusion.

How is Invisalign Treatment Done?

Invisalign treatment is done in three phases:

  • Planning and mapping out your treatment

Our dentist in Ocoee will examine your teeth to check the severity of the misalignment. Next, using a 3D scanner, the dentist will take a precise image of your dental health. This is used to create aligners that fit your dental structure.

Software is also used to determine the correct pressure and timing needed to move your teeth. Dr. Freddy Mezquia will then show you a preview of the expected results.

  • Treatment phase

You will receive a set of aligners throughout your treatment. Each aligner requires at least 14 days before you change it.

  • Retainer phase

After the treatment, the dentist will give a retainer to maintain the correct position and keep them from reverting.

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Visit Smiles of Ococee for more information on Invisalign and how it corrects your teeth.

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