Disadvantages of Invisalign

Disadvantages of Invisalign

Many people seek orthodontic appliances for the aesthetics of the teeth and smile, but it is worth mentioning that aligned teeth support the lips, perioral muscles, joints, prevent headaches and muscle pain, wear and tear and periodontal problems. One option for straightening your teeth is the Invisalign system, which are a series of specifically-designed retainers that are fitted to your teeth and work to gently and slowly straighten them without traditional braces.


Advantages of Invisalign


1. 2x faster treatment
As there is predictability in the treatment, the Invisalign system allows the correction of teeth to be personalized and targeted, this guarantees 2x faster results for those who will be using the aligners.

2. Virtually zero discomfort
Since aligners don't have brackets or rods, they won't hurt your lips. In addition, they are 100% removable and can be removed before meals and put on after brushing your teeth.

3. Easy Sanitization
When a person uses conventional orthodontic appliances, it is difficult to properly clean the teeth. Because of this, it is common for people who remove fixed braces from their teeth to have additional expenses with the treatment of cavities, but with Invisalign treatment, this does not happen. In addition, normally patients with traditional orthodontic appliances tend to break them depending on the food consumed, which results in additional treatment costs.

4. Amazing results
When thinking about the cost of Invisalign, it is important to remember that the benefits are numerous compared to the line of traditional orthodontic appliances. Having predictability with the treatment, having the ease of removing them before meals, not being surprised by additional costs such as cavity care at the end of the procedure and taking care of the smile with easy cleaning, is incomparably effective.

Currently there are few disadvantages presented in the treatment with Invisalign aligners compared to conventional fixed appliances with brackets and metal wires. In fact, after more than 13 million cases treated¹ worldwide with Invisalign and several years of research and development, we can say that it can be used for the vast majority of cases, including the most complex ones.

Every treatment, no matter how good and modern it may be, may have disadvantages that must be evaluated before starting orthodontic treatment. Some disadvantages to Invisalign, other than the higher cost of the service are:


Patient cooperation need


Unsurprisingly, Invisalign aligners can be easily removed for eating, drinking and oral hygiene. Removal allows for the consumption of your favorite foods and also for more efficient oral hygiene through brushing and flossing. The biggest disadvantage of Invisalign orthodontic aligners is their reliance on patient cooperation. As it is a removable aligner, for a good evolution of the treatment it is recommended that the aligner be worn for at least 22 hours a day. Delay in treatment may occur if the patient does not have the discipline to use the aligner for the recommended daily period, in the correct sequence of the aligner and in the period guided by the dentist.


As you can see, the disadvantages presented here are of little relevance when compared to the incomparable benefits provided by treatment with modern Invisalign aligners. Ask your dentist about Invisalign and if you would qualify for the treatment if you are looking for ways to straighten your smile.

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