Invisalign is a relatively new orthodontic treatment that has received a fair share of attention in recent years. It has indeed become very popular among adult patients who prefer a discreet alternative to conventional metal braces, and they are also becoming the preferred option for teenagers.
Most people are aware of the clear aligner technology that has made Invisalign one of the most popular orthodontic treatments for straightening teeth. However, many others are still wondering ‘Does Invisalign really work?’.
For those who are still undecided about choosing the Invisalign teeth straightening treatment, here are a few important facts about these modern braces:
Facts About the Invisalign Teeth Straightening Treatment
- Invisalign aligners are an effective solution for countless teeth alignment problems from crooked, gapped, or protruding teeth to more serious issues like overbite, underbite, or malocclusion.
- Invisalign can now treat far more issues than when the aligners were first introduced. With advanced Invisalign attachments and technologies like SmartTrack, SmartStage, and SmartForce, as well as additional attachments, orthodontists have many more alternatives.
- Treatment with Invisalign is more predictable and precise than the treatment with traditional metal braces, This improves the teeth straightening results it delivers and also shortens the time it takes to see the results.
- On top of being transparent and very discreet, Invisalign aligners are also very convenient as they can be removed before eating and put back after your meal.
Common Myths Associated With Invisalign
One of the most common misconceptions about Invisalign is that the clear aligners only work for minor issues. However, the truth is that Invisalign can rectify problems ranging from mild to severe dental conditions just as well, if not better than traditional metal braces.
Most people believe that Invisalign aligners are only suitable for adults. However, Invisalign is also suitable for teens and even preteens and comes with specially designed clear trays for children. The fact that it is removable makes Invisalign an exceptional choice for children who play sports since it reduces the risk of injury.
While the treatment period with Invisalign is optimized thanks to modern techniques, the time it takes to achieve the desired results varies from person to person and the treatment largely depends on the observance of wearing the aligners.
At Alencar Family Dentistry, we have treated many patients with orthodontic issues with Invisalign and they have shown a high degree of satisfaction with the results. To learn more about how well Invisalign works and how you can benefit from the treatment, contact us at (757) 546-0301.