Invisalign tends to be faster than braces because the trays are customized during the course of treatment. These aligners change during treatment so that they are always working to improve the look of your teeth. Invisalign can straighten your teeth quicker than traditional braces .
Both Invisalign and traditional metal braces work towards giving you the same result – straight teeth and improved oral health.
Invisalign can definitely improve your bite and smile, but you have to be a disciplined patient. You must keep your trays in twenty-two hours a day. When you reach the end of your Invisalign journey all those hours will be well worth it .
Invisalign is most effective when it is worn for more than twenty-three hours every day. Patients that wear their aligners for twenty-two or fewer hours every day will not only see slower results, they may see no results at all.
One of the “cons” that Invisalign shares with traditional braces is an increased risk for cavities and gum disease. While the risk is lower in Invisalign because the aligners are removable for great oral hygiene, the barrier of plastic does prevent saliva from reaching the teeth and gums.
Invisalign braces will typically cost more than traditional braces. With regular braces, you can expect to pay between $2500 and $6000 . While Invisalign treatments will generally cost between $3500 and $7000 – this is $1500 to $2000 more than regular braces.
Invisalign Limitations Tooth Shape: Tooth shape such as short, round or pegged teeth can prevent your aligners from having a good grip. Tooth Position: Your tooth can rotate when there is overcrowding in your mouth. If the teeth are rotated past 20 degrees, Invisalign won’t be able to shift them into proper alignment.
Unlike an Invisalign treatment which is extremely useful for esthetic purposes and simple dental issues, braces are functional and work efficiently for fixing complex tooth issues. Braces can also be expected to work faster at closing gaps and aligning the teeth than Invisalign .
Expensive: One of the biggest cons of Invisalign is that they are expensive. They are not covered by dental insurance, which means you can expect to pay anywhere from $3,500 to $8,000 for them.
The biggest risk of missing any period of Invisalign ® use is that the teeth may shift back to an incorrect position. Invisalign ® aligners are intended to be worn for 22 to 23 hours out of the day . Any less than this, and you risk hurting your progress.
Can you kiss with Invisalign ®? They definitely don’t stop people going in for a kiss ! Invisalign ®’s smooth aligners are designed to fit super-close to your teeth, so you don’t have to worry about your aligners dislodging or getting in the way of that perfect kiss .
Invisalign ® aligners can become stained during treatment. Smoking while wearing your trays is a sure-fire way to turn them yellow . Having food residue, such as pasta sauce, curry, or berries, in your mouth when you put your aligners back in can also cause them to become stained.
Permanency. As with virtually any procedure, we understand that you probably want to know how long the treatment is going to last. So now for the main question: Is Invisalign a permanent solution? The short answer is that yes, the purpose of Invisalign braces is to provide you with straight teeth for life.
Patients who do not feel like they can commit to wearing their aligners for at least twenty-two hours every day, while they are both awake and sleeping, are probably not good candidates for Invisalign . It requires the patient to take the time to keep track of the aligners, clean them, and wear them.