Posted on April 18, 2022
If you’ve been told that you need braces, you aren’t alone. According to the American Association of Orthodontics, roughly four million people have braces at any given moment. Although traditional braces are effective and still very popular, recent years have seen a more cutting-edge option become popular. This option is an Invisalign braces as they are difficult to see with the naked eye, and function in a manner separate from that of standard braces.
As previously mentioned, you can’t see Invisalign braces easily. This is especially beneficial for adults, who may be self-conscious and worried about wearing braces in front of their peers. With clear retainers, you can get the treatment you need without it being clearly visible.
Typically, a product with as many advantages as clear aligners would come with some serious cons. However, clear retainers are just as effective as traditional braces. Sometimes, you may need to wear Invisalign braces a few months longer than you would with traditional metal braces. However, many find clear aligners to be well worth the additional time.
Invisalign braces are trays that you wear. Though it’s advised that you wear them for 20 to 22 hours a day for full effectiveness, you actually must take them off during meals. The nature of Invisalign braces means that, though you may need to get new trays at certain points, you won’t have to deal with the regular adjustments that you would need with traditional metal braces.
It’s not uncommon for people to report discomfort after having their metal braces applied and adjusted. This discomfort usually isn’t an issue when you’re wearing Invisalign. However, you still may feel some discomfort from the pressure that’s being applied to move your teeth.
Usually, the cost of Invisalign braces is similar to that of traditional braces. Invisalign may be slightly more expensive, but the difference is often well worth the benefits of clear braces. These braces are usually covered by insurance just as your standard braces would be, and orthodontists often offer payment plans for them.
There are many reasons why you should consider Invisalign braces aside from those included above. Contact our office today to learn more about Invisalign, or to schedule your free consultation with us!