While looking to mend orthodontic issues and improve their smile, many people prefer Invisalign® since the system uses clear aligners that are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces. The invisible aligners are also removable, making it easier for you to keep your regular diet and oral care routine. This style of aligners is also generally much more comfortable because there’s no alloy to irritate your gums, tongue or lips.
Built to Deliver Results That Last
Invisalign aligners are made from a medical grade, thermoplastic polymer that has high enough elasticity to permit a more precise aligner match and to ultimately ease the delivery of a gentle and continuous force on your teeth. That gentle force comfortably moves your teeth into place over the course of your treatment.
As great as invisible aligners are, not everyone with teeth alignment issues is a viable candidate for them. So, will this style of braces work for you and what will it take for you to successfully complete your treatment plan?
Use Cases in Which Invisalign Shines
Invisible aligners are the ideal choice for people looking to correct mild to moderate cases of orthodontic issues such as:
• protruding teeth
They are also extremely effective at correcting severe cases, though it’s up to the orthodontist to determine if a particular case would be better served by Invisalign or traditional braces.
Reasons Why Traditional Braces Might Serve You Better
There are many reasons why Invisalign might not be the best route for some people. These are three of the top issues that rule invisible aligners out for most of the people deemed not good candidates:
• Misaligned jawbones, which are best treated with traditional braces
• Cost, especially with low or no dental insurance coverage
• Potential for a longer treatment plan than traditional braces
Other Factors Affecting the Success of Invisalign Treatment
Though Invisalign aligners are removable, and you’re encouraged to do so while eating, you’ll be required to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day.
The success of Invisalign relies on a bit of diligence. You have to follow your treatment plan’s instruction to the tee to make sure that you progress as planned and don’t require more time than expected as this will increase the cost of therapy as well.
Find out if Invisalign is the best route for aligning your teeth or those of a loved one. Schedule a consultation with National Dental today.