Want straighter teeth without having to wear clunky braces? You might consider joining the 4 million patients who have straightened their teeth with Invisalign. This system uses a series of custom-fit, clear aligners to adjust your teeth little by little until you get your perfect smile. There are so many reasons to consider the Invisalign system, but we know this can be a big decision! As you delve into your research and weigh your options, be certain not to fall for these common myths.
Myth #1: Invisalign can only fix a mildly crooked bite.
Invisalign can fix a number of orthodontic issues. Whether you have gaps, an underbite, overbite, crossbite, overcrowding, or alignment issues, it will very likely be able to help you get the straight teeth you’ve always wanted! To ensure Invisalign is best for your particular orthodontic needs, though, you’ll want to call Carillon Family Dental to set up a consultation.
Myth #2: Invisalign is a lot more inconvenient than braces.
While you will need to visit our Romeoville office every 6-8 weeks so we can check in on your progress, the aligners will actually arrive straight to your door! Simply swap out your old aligners for the new ones every two weeks, and your teeth will gradually shift over time.
Myth #3: It takes longer to straighten your teeth than braces.
Typically, it takes about 10-12 months to get your perfect smile, which is about 50% of the time as other methods! That said, your progress depends upon following your dentist’s instructions very carefully. You’ll want to ensure that you wear the aligners 20-22 hours per day so that the system can work as efficiently as possible!
Myth #4: Invisalign is more expensive than braces.
You may be surprised to hear that the price of getting Invisalign is comparable to the cost of braces. To determine your exact out-of-pocket cost, be sure to check out the Invisalign website where they have a helpful “cost calculator.”
Myth #5: It’s uncomfortable.
You may be surprised to learn that Invisalign is much more comfortable than other orthodontic solutions. Not only does the device eliminate the need for brackets and wires, but you can also take them out when you eat! Therefore, you avoid the cuts on your cheeks and lips, as well as the nuisance of food being constantly stuck in your teeth.
Myth #6: Invisalign is intended for adults.
Most of the marketing you often see is geared toward adults. After all, it is a great means to get straight teeth without having to have embarrassing brackets on your teeth! However, there is actually an entire line of aligners geared specifically to teenagers—Invisalign Teen. Therefore, teens and adults alike can enjoy the benefits of this system!
Think Invisalign might be right for you? Call Carillon Family Dental today to set up your consultation.