Los Angeles, CA – Unfortunately, many people are quite clueless when it comes to Invisalign, how it works, and whether or not it’s a beneficial option for orthodontic work. This could be partially due to the many myths surrounding the treatment. Let us provide you the truth behind these myths, so you can be much more knowledgeable about the whole process.
Myth: Invisalign Costs Too Much
Truth: Invisalign isn’t much more expensive than braces, and in some cases, it can be more cost effective. Different orthodontists will give you varying quotes based on the companies they use, and it is important to be knowledgeable about the offers you receive. So, you should not automatically assume that Invisalign will always be more expensive than braces.
Myth: Invisalign Is Too Much Work
Truth: Keeping your aligners clean isn’t any more work than keeping your braces clean. In truth, you need to find a routine that works for you, and make sure to brush everything: your teeth and your aligners. You’re still going to have to put in the same amount of effort and observe a similar diet, whether you use Invisalign or braces, so why not consider Invisalign?
Myth: Invisalign Aligners Aren’t Invisible
Truth: Invisalign aligners are much less obvious than traditional, metal braces. Most people don’t even notice a person has clear aligners. The only time someone can see the braces is when they are standing right in front of you, and even then, they would have to look right at your teeth.
Myth: Treatment with Invisalign Takes Longer Than Treatment with Braces
Truth: Invisalign and traditional braces usually take around a year to 18 months. You can minimize treatment time by taking good care of your teeth and the braces (clear or metal). But in general, everyone is different, so exact treatment time depends on many factors. However, regular braces and Invisalign will take about the same amount of time to work out all the orthodontic issues.
Myth: Invisalign Will Cause You to Talk Funny
Truth: While many people have to adapt to speaking with their aligner in the first few days, it’s easy to get used to it. You’ll be talking normal in no time. Also, any changes you make to your mouth are bound to cause some differences, which means braces could cause the same problems for the first few days.
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These are just some of the myths that keep people from trying this revolutionary teeth-straightening option. If you have questions about metal or clear braces and live in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles or Santa Monica, CA, contact us for a free consultation. We will give you the facts, so you can choose the option that works best for you.
Orthodontist Dr. Nikaeen in Los Angeles, CA can be reached at 310-444-1113 or send us a message to schedule a consultation.