Modern orthodontic treatment has become so advanced over the years, that it may almost seem unrecognizable! These definitely aren’t your mother’s braces. One of our coolest and most versatile treatment options is Invisalign, which uses a set of clear aligner trays to straighten your smile without the obvious brackets and wires of traditional braces.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths out there about Invisalign. That’s why our team at Sawgrass Orthodontics is here to set the record straight. Keep reading while we sort what’s fact from what’s fiction when it comes to Invisalign clear aligners.
FICTION: Invisalign Treatment is Only For Teens
One of the myths surrounding Invisalign treatment is that it is only for teens who prefer not to wear braces. This is a common misconception with almost all treatment plans, and Invisalign is no different. Many people worry that Invisalign won’t work for adults, but thankfully, this one is pure fiction!
FACT: Invisalign Works for Children, Teens, & Adults
Sawgrass Orthodontics’ Invisalign treatment program works for teens and adults alike. Our Invisalign clear aligners are perfect for adults looking for a more discreet treatment option than traditional metal braces. The transparent trays are hardly noticeable, so only you and Dr. Kristen or Dr. Penny will know you’re undergoing treatment.
Invisalign treatment is an excellent option no matter your age!
FICTION: Invisalign Doesn’t Work As Well As Traditional Braces
When our doctors first meet with patients, one of their biggest concerns is whether or not Invisalign can straighten their teeth as well as traditional metal braces, and you may be wondering the same thing. This myth tells people that because you’re being treated with clear trays, they aren’t as strong and durable as metal braces. There are also rumors that an Invisalign smile doesn’t last as long. Dr. Kristen and Dr. Penny are ready to put this fiction to rest!
FACT: Invisalign is Highly Effective at Straightening Smiles
When you choose Invisalign from Sawgrass Orthodontics, you choose a long-lasting, beautifully straight smile. The truth is, Invisalign is just as effective as metal braces. Although we may recommend metal braces for more severe malocclusions or other more serious orthodontic issues, Invisalign is highly effective for most patients with mild to moderate conditions.
FICTION: Invisalign Is Uncomfortable
Orthodontic treatment often gets a bad rep when it comes to comfortability and pain. Like many other patients, you may have heard that Invisalign clear aligners are a painful way to straighten your smile. Luckily, the idea that Invisalign is excessively uncomfortable is a myth!
FACT: Invisalign is One of Our Most Comfortable Treatment Plans
From start to finish, Invisalign clear aligners are one of our most comfortable treatment options. With the iTero Digital Impression system, we won’t have to take goopy impressions at the beginning of your treatment process.
Unlike the bulky brackets and wires of traditional braces, Invisalign’s clear plastic trays are made from their SmartTrack material that won’t dig into your lips or cheeks. Additionally, Dr. Kristen and Dr. Penny customize each set of trays for such a snug fit you may not even feel like you’re wearing aligners!
What’s more is that with Invisalign, you won’t have to worry about certain foods causing a bracket to pop loose, and you won’t have to change your diet. Invisalign aligners from Sawgrass Orthodontics are removable so that you can eat in peace.
FICTION: Invisalign Is Too Expensive
It’s common for patients to hear words like “modern” and “new” and worry that the cutting-edge treatment plan they desire is out of their league, affordability-wise. We’re here to let you know that even though Invisalign is one of the best treatment plans technology can offer, that doesn’t mean it is too expensive.
FACT: Payment Plans Make Invisalign an Affordable Option
At Sawgrass Orthodontics, we believe that you deserve the treatment option that is right for you to get the smile of your dreams. If you’re looking to get Invisalign, but are worried about how you’ll pay for it, worry no more!
Our office accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans. We also offer flexible payment plans that make your Invisalign treatment an affordable reality.
FICTION: Invisalign is High Maintenance
With the advanced technology and cutting-edge tools that Invisalign uses, some of our patients are concerned that Invisalign requires more work than traditional braces. Maybe you’re worried that the plastic trays are harder to clean or may break more easily. Fortunately, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
FACT: Invisalign is Low-Maintenance & Reliable
Invisalign clear aligners from Sawgrass Orthodontics are even easier to take care of than traditional metal braces! Whereas metal braces are fixed to your teeth for the duration of treatment, Invisalign aligners are removable. That makes them easier to clean.
Plus, since you take them out to eat, play sports, or practice your instrument, these activities don’t put your treatment at risk like they might with traditional braces.
Find Your Invisalign Expert at Sawgrass Orthodontics
There are so many rumors out there about orthodontic treatment, but the best thing to do is leave it to the experts. Dr. Kristen and Dr. Penny have spent years training and straightening smiles, so we know just how to take care of you!
If you’re considering getting Invisalign, you’ve come to the right place. Schedule your free consultation today!Back to Blog