Invisalign as a treatment has been around for many years, and the invisible braces have gained a lot of popularity in the past few years. Due to advances in 3D printing technology, the cost for Invisalign can sometimes be similar if not less than braces, and infinitely more convenient.
Invisalign promises to remove the inconvenience of braces, allowing you to remove and insert them as you eat, play sports, and try to enjoy the things you want to. Not only will you be able to see results in as little as 6 months, but they are also more comfortable than regular braces.
Here are the advantages of Invisalign:
1. They Look Better
Let’s not discount the fact that you’re getting braces to look better. So why is the solution always to be as ugly as possible for a few years of your life. For many, these are the teen years where confidence is already low as you try to learn who you are. Invisalign changes that for so many people.
2. You Can Take Them Out!
The freedom to remove them when you need to is seriously underestimated. Many folks who wear braces have to exclude themselves from certain activities and food. Invisalign changed that for so many people.
3. Fewer Orthodontic Visits Are Required
With Invisalign, much of the work required is done before ever receiving your kit. A 3D scan is used to make all the adjustments required and based on the severity of the treatment, you may require multiple sets of retainers which can be quickly made available to you.
While this may sound like a perfect solution to your orthodontic needs, there are still some situations where braces may be more effective:
While one of the benefits of Invisalign is that they can be removed, this does not mean they should always be removed. The invisible retainer is meant to slowly shift the formation of your teeth and the more time it spends outside your mouth, the longer it takes to heal. If you are not wearing your Invisalign for 22 hours per day, your results can fail. The biggest reason for Invisalign’s failure is the lack of patient compliance.
Nobody wants to be sitting at a restaurant table and have to take off their retainers in front of everyone. Even if you somehow manage to remove them discreetly, you now have to clean and brush your teeth after eating as food can prevent your teeth from shifting correctly. Skipping this step can make you more prone to cavities and bad breath.
It might not always be the best treatment method for everyone. Depending on the complexity of the treatment, your dentist may recommend braces instead. Invisalign is great for minor corrections, but sometimes additional tools are required for perfecting your smile.
To learn more about whether Invisalign is right for you, contact Broadway Smiles in Kitsilano to book a consultation today.