Most people aren’t born with a perfect smile. Instead, we experience a range of irregularities such as crowding, overbites and crooked teeth. When it comes to fixing issues such as these, braces have always been the more traditional option. In fact, they were the only option until the year 2000.
However, Invisalign has proven itself as a viable option over the past several years. In this blog post, we aim to explore the pros and cons of Invisalign as an orthodontic treatment so that you can decide if it’s the best choice for you.
The Pros of Invisalign
Plenty of adults and children still feel self-conscious about wearing orthodontics. Because Invisalign is difficult to see from normal conversation distance, one of its biggest advantages is invisibility. Even clear braces can’t compare to the imperceptible quality of Invisalign.
Since Invisalign utilizes removable plastic trays, it takes less effort to maintain proper dental hygiene than it would with braces. Simply remove your trays before eating or drinking anything besides water. To clean, you need only scrub your trays nightly with a drop of dish detergent. Your teeth can be brushed and flossed as you normally would.
The Cons Of Invisalign
When it comes to Invisalign pros and cons, the ability to remove your trays can be classified as both. Which one it becomes depends entirely on you, the patient. For people who find it hard to keep track of small items, get ready to constantly replace your trays. Replacement results in additional office visits to pick up your trays, and may incur an extra charge as well.
Another issue people experience with removable trays is they just can’t remember to wear them. In order to achieve your orthodontic goals, your Invisalign tray must be worn at least 22 hours a day. At that point, your orthodontist will recommend a modified schedule to maintain your results.
Cost used to be a deterrent to Invisalign but the cost has come down quite a bit in recent years. Even so, it may still prove too expensive an option for people with extraordinary alignment needs.
Do you still need further clarification on the pros and cons of Invisalign? For additional information, please seek guidance from a member of our Tampa dental team. You can reach us directly by calling (813) 961-1727 or if you’d prefer, send us a message through our contact page.