Facts on Invisalign

Facts on Invisalign
Posted on 02/07/2018
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If you’re considering orthodontic treatment you are probably doing some research, including treatment options. If Invisalign is a treatment you’re considering, you will want to understand if it’s a better option than braces for getting the new smile you want. So how do you decide between Invisalign and braces? Our team has put together a list of facts about Invisalign that can help you better understand the benefits of this treatment. Ultimately we recommend working with your orthodontist to make the best determination for your specific treatment plan, but this will help you decide what is most important to you and prepare questions to ask during your consultation. 

Facts About Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign Isn’t Right For Everyone

While Invisalign is very effective for many types of orthodontic cases, this treatment option cannot be used for complex orthodontic issues. During your first visit with an orthodontist, you will discuss whether or not you are a good candidate for Invisalign based on the type of orthodontic problems found during the examine.

Patient Compliance is Required

In order for Invisalign to work, patients must wear the aligners for at least 22 hours a day. If you are not 100% confident that you’ll be able to follow these requirements, Invisalign may not be the right treatment type for you.

Treatment is Convenient

Compared to other types of treatments, Invisalign, or any clear aligners, are the most convenient. The aligners can be taken out for eating, brushing, or special occasions, making treatment easily fit into any lifestyle.

No Poking or Irritating Parts

Invisalign aligners are made of a smooth plastic, and don’t use metal wires or brackets which often cause irritation to the inner cheeks and soft tissues of the mouth, so treatment is more comfortable than traditional braces.

No Food Restrictions

Since the aligners are designed to be taken out when eating, there are no parts that will be damaged by food and so no food restrictions to worry about..

Very Discreet Treatment

Unlike metal braces that are easily visible, Invisalign is practically invisible. This means your appearance won’t change during treatment as most people won’t even notice the aligners are on your teeth.

Fewer Orthodontic Appointments

There is no archwire to adjust with Invisalign, so full treatment requires fewer appointments in office.

Same Healthy, Beautiful Results

Even though Invisalign is very different from braces and other orthodontic treatments, you can expect the same great results. When treatment is completed, you will have a straighter, healthier smile.

Contact UNLV Orthodontic Clinic

We hope these Invisalign facts help you decide if it’s a good treatment option for you. To find out if Invisalign is the right treatment for your smile, schedule a free consultation at the UNLV Orthodontic Clinic. We look forward to seeing you soon!