Tags – Invisalign Myths 


Invisalign is a great way to straighten teeth without the use of braces. 

However, there are many myths about Invisalign that need to be debunked. 

Some patients feel that the standard Invisalign process only focuses on minor alignment problems, when compared to metal braces. 

But the fact of the matter is, the clear aligners are strong enough to straighten a patient’s misshapen smile and set their teeth correctly; the aligners compress and push the teeth according to the treatment plan devised by the dentist. 

In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common Invisalign myths and set the record straight!


1. It Can’t Move Teeth

Invisalign aligners resemble removable retainers (which prevent teeth from moving after braces), which is why some patients are unsure whether they can straighten their teeth. 

But, you can rest easy knowing that Invisalign aligners can in fact effectively straighten teeth. 

By gently pushing on the correct spots, each set of aligners will gradually move your teeth, little by little.


2. The Results Take Longer

Adult teeth usually take 15-18 months to straighten with traditional braces. 

However, if they aren’t appropriate for Invisalign treatment, people typically only have fixed metal braces. 

The good news is that, if your crowding can be treated with clear removable aligners, the procedure is frequently far simpler – and you could even fix your smile in the duration of just 6 months!


3. The Retainers Don’t Stay Clear

Every 1–2 weeks, you’ll need to replace your Invisalign aligners so they won’t have time to stain. As long as you take them out to eat and drink, keep your teeth clean, and you should be fine. 

To keep your aligners clean, gently brush your aligners twice a day with antibacterial, unscented hand soap, then rinse thoroughly with warm water and let them dry.

Plus, cleaning crystals or retainer tablets may be purchased to keep your aligners in excellent functioning order.


4. It Can’t Move Teeth Vertically

Invisalign changed the way we straighten teeth when it was initially released, but it isn’t anywhere near as effective as it is now. 

At first, it couldn’t pull teeth vertically down, and it could only execute a few movements. But things got a lot better with the introduction of Invisalign attachments.

The tiny, tooth-colored buttons provide your Invisalign aligners something to grasp on to, allowing them to execute more complex movements. 

Now, the majority of cases may be treated equally as well with Invisalign as with regular braces.


5. It’s Too Uncomfortable

Patients are shocked to learn that the Invisalign trays are light and pleasant to wear, as opposed to other orthodontic treatments. 

Patients no longer need to wear dental wires or brackets to correct their problems. When you opt for Invisalign, you’ll avoid the hassles of traditional braces, such as food getting stuck or getting them tightened.  

Whereas with Invisalign, you’re able to remove them when you eat, and as such, less chances of getting food stuck in your teeth.


Closing Remarks

We hope that this blog post has helped to debunk some of the myths surrounding Invisalign treatment. Invisalign is a safe, effective, and comfortable way to straighten teeth.


If you have any further questions about Invisalign, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our practice. We would be happy to answer any of your questions!

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