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The Truth About Invisalign: Busting 4 Common Myths

January 14, 2019

If you’re thinking about getting Invisalign, you may have some questions about the process. Since this treatment is still relatively new compared to most orthodontic options, there are a fair number of myths and misconceptions about the process. Here are a few common myths you may have heard about Invisalign, and the truth from an expert source:

Invisalign Is More Expensive Than Braces

This is not true! In most cases, Invisalign is around the same price as orthodontic treatment with braces. In some cases, it may even be cheaper, though this depends on your needs for orthodontic correction.Even your Invisalign treatment does end up costing slightly more than traditional braces, you will still most likely spend less time in the dentist’s chair throughout the process. With Invisalign, you won’t have to come in monthly for adjustments that can last up to two hours per visit. You’ll just come in about every 6 weeks for a quick check-up and to pick up your next sets of aligners. Time is money, and you’ll save plenty of time with Invisalign!

You Won’t Get The Same Results As You Would With Traditional Braces

This is also false. While not everyone is a good candidate for Invisalign, both orthodontic options offer the same results for qualifying cases. Invisalign has been proven to be just as effective as traditional braces. Regardless of which option you choose, the results are a straight, beautiful smile you can be proud of.

Invisalign Makes You Speak With A Lisp

Though your clear aligners may initially take some time to adjust to, speaking gets easier as time goes on. For the first several days that you wear your aligners, your speech may be somewhat “sloshy.” However, after 2-3 days, you should not notice any difference in the way you speak.

Invisalign Plastic Aligners Smell And Taste Bad

Clear aligners will only smell and taste bad if you don’t brush, floss, or clean them properly. Your aligners aren’t bacterial-resistant, but with proper care, they will remain clear, and will never smell or taste bad.Make sure to brush after you eat, before putting your aligners back in. Swishing with mouthwash is a good alternative if you can’t brush. In addition, clean your aligners every night with an antibacterial soap that rinses away cleanly, using warm water. If you would like other Invisalign care tips, ask Dr. Carpenter or Dr. Collado during your appointment.

Get A Consultation For Invisalign In Carmel Mountain Ranch Now!

If you’d like to learn more about Invisalign and see if this method of orthodontic correction is right for you, contact the team at Carmel Mountain Ranch Dental Care for a consultation with Dr. Carpenter or Dr. Collado. To get started, call our team at (858) 487-6453, or drop by our office, located at 12075 Carmel Mtn Rd. #210, San Diego, CA 92128. We’re always accepting new patients!

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