When you set out to research the best options for straightening your teeth, you are sure to encounter many misconceptions about invisible aligners, or possibly even Invisalign. Since braces have been around much longer, you may think they are still your only option. But methods and technology have come a long way, and we’re here to debunk the common myths about Invisalign-style treatments so you can determine whether it is the right choice for straightening your teeth.
As the new kid on the block, invisible alignment methods get a reputation for being weaker than braces. Many people think that since they are made of plastic rather than metal, they couldn’t possibly have the same power to fix your teeth.
In reality, invisible aligners are capable of fixing even the most complicated cases of crooked teeth. Some underbites and overbites, crowding, and even smiles with a missing tooth can be corrected by invisible aligners. As long as you are treated by an experienced, knowledgeable dental professional, you will see similar, if not better results with a treatment such as Invisalign, as opposed to braces.
Learn more about how Invisalign-style aligners work.
The time it takes to achieve a beautifully straight smile will vary between cases, but invisible aligners are often able to straighten teeth even faster than braces. In general, an Invisalign-type treatment takes about the same amount of time as traditional braces. Your teeth move at essentially the same pace with either one, and the length of treatment will depend on how crooked your teeth are.
At Smilelove, the average treatment time is six months.
You should never pay more for invisible alignment than you would for braces. Straightening your teeth with invisible aligners will require either the same number of dentist or orthodontist appointments as braces, or far fewer.
Smilelove’s invisible teeth aligners cost an average of 75% less than other teeth straightening methods.
Most insurance companies will cover Invisalign-style treatments in the same way they would cover conventional braces. If you have an orthodontic benefit, you are likely eligible for financial assistance for invisible aligners. Check with your insurance company to find out what kind of orthodontic coverage is included in your policy, and work with your dental professional to come up with a payment plan that works for you.
It is never too late to love your smile. You deserve to experience joy with confidence and never feel like you need to hide your mouth.
If you’re worried about people judging you for having metal brackets on your teeth past adolescence, invisible aligners may be the perfect solution. They are made from clear plastic that most people will never notice.
In the beginning, you may notice you speak with a slight lisp. After a couple of days, you will get used to your aligners and they shouldn’t have any impact on the way you speak. As long as you are following the treatment plan laid out by your dental professional and keeping your aligners in, you will quickly forget you’re even wearing them.
A few simple caretaking steps will ensure that your clear aligners stay clear.