Invisalign's unique clear aligner system offers many advantages over traditional metal braces! That said, as with any kind of orthodontic treatment, a variety of myths have developed around Invisalign. Our dentists debunk those myths and set the record straight.
Myth 1: Invisalign costs much more than traditional braces.
Actually in most dental offices, the cost of Invisalign treatment is comparable to the cost of traditional braces.
Myth 2: Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign takes longer than traditional braces.
The fact is that there are some orthodontic problems that are more efficiently treated with traditional braces. That said, in most cases, treatment time with Invisalign is similar to traditional braces. In some cases it can even be significantly faster.
Myth 3: Treatment results with Invisalign are not as good as traditional braces.
Don't be fooled! If you have your treatment done with a dentist or orthodontist who has experience with Invisalign, the result should be as good as with traditional braces.
Myth 4: Invisalign can’t correct severe orthodontic problems.
Actually, many experienced dentists and orthodontists are offering Invisalign treatment to virtually all of their patients including those with severe overbites or severe crowding.
Myth 5: Invisalign clear aligners make you speak with a lisp.
Practice makes perfect! Most people don’t have any problem speaking normally with their aligners in place. Some people experience a slight lisp at first that disappears within a couple of days. The key to success is keeping the aligners in and getting used to talking with them.