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Myths and Facts About Invisalign You Should Consider

Are you the parent of a teen who doesn’t want to go to school with braces? Or maybe you wore braces as a child but some misalignment problems have returned as an adult. Whatever has brought you here, there’s one thing for certain: you need a convenient option to fix your bite and teeth problems. Invisalign provides that solution. 

At All Bright Dental, located in Mamaroneck, New York, and Stamford, Connecticut, Dr. Gennadiy Kravets and his experienced dental staff are dedicated to giving you the smile of your dreams. 

Here are a few of the most common misconceptions and facts about Invisalign: 

Myth #1: Invisalign takes a lot longer than braces

The average braces-wearer will be sporting their metal smile for 18 months to three years depending on their needs. 

Fact: Invisalign can correct some smile problems in as little as six months and most issues within 10-12 months with results beginning to appear after a matter of weeks. If you wear your liners as directed by Dr. Kravets, you’ll have a straighter smile in less time than with braces. 

Myth #2: Invisalign can only straighten mild crookedness

Many people hear the words clear plastic aligners and think that it won’t be strong enough to correct their crooked smile.

Fact: Invisalign can address many issues from mild gaps and spacing issues to over and underbites, crossbites, and teeth crowding. A consultation with Dr. Kravets will reveal whether Invisalign is right for you. 

Myth #3: Invisalign is just as inconvenient as metal braces

With metal braces, you have to deal with food restrictions, wires poking into your gums and cheeks, and frequent trips to the orthodontist to have them tightened. 

Fact: Invisalign offers much more freedom and comfort. You’ll only have to visit our team every six to eight weeks to monitor your progress and receive your next aligner progression. 

Invisalign also allows you to eat and drink whatever you like as long as you remove your aligners beforehand. The clear plastic aligners are custom-made for your teeth and fit comfortably with no wires that cut up your mouth. 

Myth #4: Invisalign is more expensive than braces

It may seem that this newer technology would cost much more than the traditional method, but that isn’t the case.

Fact: Invisalign costs just as much as regular braces. Invisalign is also covered by most dental insurances so you might not be responsible for the entire bill. 

Myth #5: Invisalign is only an option for adults

Although Invisalign is a great option for adults looking to fix problems with their smiles, it is perfect for teens and young adults as well. 

Fact: There’s a whole line of Invisalign aligners geared directly toward younger people called Invisalign Teen. There’s no need to walk around with an embarrassing metal smile no matter what age you are. 

Clearly, Invisalign is an excellent alternative to the old way of straightening and correcting your smile. If you have more questions or would like to schedule a consultation, call our office or request an appointment online.

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