They’re so effective at hiding that celebrities use them, and they’re affordable enough that normal people can get themselves one if they want to. This is Invisalign, the alternative teeth re-alignment tool everyone has been talking about.
The hype might be getting to you, however, and you might make a misinformed decision because of it. This is why Adams Dental outlines reasons traditional braces might still be better for you.
There’s still discomfort.
Though it is never painful enough for you to need sedation, dental care in North London isn’t perfect. Whatever orthodontic treatment you decide on, know that it will not be easy. For the first few days, you’ll feel as if your teeth will fall off. They’re sore and will feel loose as they’re re-adjusting. Not only that, your gums will fight the change.
The pro to this? There’s less chance for you to get mouth ulcer because there are no metal parts your cheeks could scratch into.
It requires more discipline.
Invisalign is removable, meaning it’s far too easy to lose. Not only that, you will need to constantly keep yourself in check. Because it is a re-alignment tool, it will still give you discomfort just like braces, and you might not wear it for as long as required. Losing it is accidental, but purposefully leaving it out is irresponsible.
You might not have enough money.
Invisalign costs between £2,500 and £4,500 for multiple teeth realignment, while traditional braces cost about £2,000 to £2,500. Not a large margin but something practical people still need to think about. However, if looks are your priority then your choice should be clear.
Requires special care.
Invisalign is made of strong plastic. It fights the original position of your teeth so there’s pressure on required surfaces. If you don’t brush your teeth after every meal, now’s the time to change that habit. Invisalign needs your teeth to be clean else food matter will push into the plastic and taint the product. This kind of stain isn’t always easy to remove, so it’s best to get used to your new routine of brushing after every meal as soon as possible.
There’s no doubt that Invisalign is one of the more popular teeth alignment procedures today. Hopefully, this article has helped you decide if it is the right option for you.