When dealing with Invisalign cases, it is best to get information from professionals. This is because there are numerous myths about Invisalign, and if one is not careful, you can be forced into aborting your plans due to untrue information. With our experience in the Invisalign world, we thought it pertinent and helpful to debunk some of these popular myths, in order to aid you in your decision making.
Here are some of those myths:
Invisalign is incapable of moving the teeth
Most times, the main reason for Invisalign is to place the teeth in its original place. Crooked teeth will give you a different structure, eventually changing your smile. If Invisalign is incapable of moving the teeth, what then is the essence? The genesis of the myth can be traced to the physical structure of Invisalign, which gives it a striking resemblance to removable retainers. Since removable retainers are used to stop the teeth from moving after the braces, it is easy to see why people think that Invisalign will not grant the teeth some movement.
However, our specialists are here to reassure you that Invisalign can and will effectively straighten your teeth by moving the teeth slowly but steadily. The set of aligners have been positioned in such a way that it can move the teeth by applying the right amount of pressure in the right places.
Invisalign costs more than fixed braces
A lot of factors are put into consideration when trying to decide whether to purchase Invisalign or fixed braces. Top on this list is the cost. However, you need to know that the cost of both materials varies depending on the user and the provider. Some individuals find Invisalign far cheaper than fixed braces.
It is safe to say that since each individual’s condition can determine the exact price they get to pay, the costing is relative to your situation.
You get a lisp from using Invisalign aligners
Well, the truth with this comes from the fact that any orthodontic equipment in your mouth has a high possibility of affecting your speech. After fitting braces, you might notice a little lisp, and that is normal. However, this is not a guaranteed problem with Invisalign. Some patients complain of the lisp when using Invisalign, while others do not notice any changes. Even those who observe the lisp usually adapt within a few days of using Invisalign.
Invisalign leaves very visible stains
You would not notice any stains if you change your Invisalign regularly enough, and by regularly, we mean after every 1-2 weeks. You should not leave on your Invisalign aligners to eat and drink. Keep your teeth clean always, and you would have no stain issues.
Also, there are cleaning crystals available to keep aligners fresh always. Brush your aligners twice daily and rinse with warm water, and change it in time, and you will be good.
You only notice results with Invisalign after a long time
In some cases, Invisalign has been noticed to show results faster than metal braces. With our high definition technology, we can display your teeth condition, the expected movement of your teeth, and the length of time your transformation is expected to take. We have an extremely visual system that will rope you into the process and show you every step of your journey. Results usually do not take a very long time.
Invisalign cannot move the teeth vertically
In the earlier days of the introduction of Invisalign, the movements it could allow was limited, and vertical movement of the teeth was impossible. However, with the introduction of Invisalign attachments as technological developments progressed, limitations were removed, and a lot of movements were allowed. The attachments are small buttons which the aligners are hooked to, and they are extremely effective.
Invisalign is only for teenagers
Of course, this is a myth. Invisalign is not age-restricting. Before now, a lot of people associated braces with teens, especially because of their visible designs. However, things are different now. Just about anyone can make use of Invisalign treatments and get effective results. The recent designs of Invisalign are inconspicuous as well as effective.
Invisalign is the same with mail-order aligners
Aligners can now be ordered online and delivered to people at home and are quite effective. However, this does not equate the results from Invisalign, especially as they do not have the same capability.
If you are in London, with an Invisalign specialist in London at Smile Works Dental, your teeth will be aligned effectively. You can get precise results from your Invisalign. You can get precise results from your Invisalign. Our clients always get the best. Our experience and expertise are channelled into proffering solutions for you. Visit us today, or call us on 020 71834091 to book an appointment.