Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment system offering many advantages over traditional braces. That said, as with any kind of orthodontic treatment, a number of myths have developed around Invisalign. Our dentists are here to debunk those myths and set the record straight.
Myth 1: Treatment results with Invisalign are not as good as traditional braces.
Results should be as good with Invisalign treatment as with traditional braces, provided that you have your treatment done with a dentist or orthodontist who has experience with Invisalign.
Myth 2: Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign takes longer than traditional braces.
While there are some orthodontic problems that are more efficiently treated with traditional braces, in most cases, treatment time with Invisalign should be similar to traditional braces. In fact, in some cases treatment with Invisalign is significantly faster.
Myth 3: Invisalign can’t correct severe orthodontic problems.
Experienced dentists and orthodontists offer Invisalign treatment to almost all of their orthodontic patients including those with severe overbites or severe crowding.
Myth 4: Invisalign clear aligners make you talk funny.
Some people experience a slight lisp which typically disappears within a couple of days. However, most people don’t have any problem speaking normally with their Invisalign clear aligners in place. Practice is the key to success! If you keep the aligners in you'll quickly get used to speaking with them.
Myth 5: Invisalign costs much more than traditional braces.
Actually, the cost of Invisalign treatment is comparable to the cost of traditional braces in most dental offices.