Invisalign was introduced in the late 1990s, and since then, more than a million people have successfully undergone treatment with this exciting orthodontic treatment. The clear aligners are an easier alternative to conventional braces because they are more aesthetically pleasing, and they also tend to be more comfortable. Our expert in Invisalign can explain the pros and cons of Invisalign at your consultation and determine your candidacy.

Advantages

The advantages of Invisalign are often quite clear. Treatment with Invisalign has been shown by many studies to be associated with less inflammation in the soft tissue, less bone loss, and better dental hygiene. Invisalign can be used to treat overbite, underbite, crossbite, crowding, and also spacing issues. Additionally, Invisalign is simply more aesthetically pleasing. The aligners are clear and seem to disappear when worn, and as a result, patients experience less self-consciousness during treatment. There is no need to change lifestyle or diet, and treatment with Invisalign is often faster than with conventional braces.

Disadvantages

All treatments have their cons as well as their pros, including Invisalign. Because the aligners are managed by the patient, patients are largely responsible for the success and efficiency of the treatment. Patients will need to wear their aligners exactly as prescribed, or their treatment may be delayed or require adjustments. Invisalign also has some treatment limitations and may not be appropriate for all types of bite abnormalities.

Each patient is an individual with their own unique treatment needs. As you try and choose the best orthodontic treatment option for your needs, we can help you weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Call us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our team.