Thinking about Invisalign? If you have misaligned teeth and are considering Invisalign Clear Braces as a corrective option, keep reading now as I share with you some commonly asked questions I get about Invisalign. The answers I provide may very well help you in your decision making process.
1. I have been to some other dentists and have been told Invisalign doesn’t work as well as metal braces. Is this true?
I feel this is a matter of opinion and very much case sensitive. While some cases are best treated by orthognathic surgery and metal braces, I have found Invisalign to work very well for most cases I see in my practice. Perhaps you should qualify that dentist’s opinion by asking him or her how many cases have they performed and have they treated a similar case to yours in the past. If the dentist you spoke to was trained by Invisalign but only has a few cases under his or her belt, their level of experience and confidence may not allow them to take on more complicated cases as they may simply not know how to use the Invisalign system to the best of its ability. I do believe with experience they may have a different answer to your question.
Also, be sure the dentist you are speaking to is not giving you a biased answer. You can do this by asking what their area of expertise is. You see, many dentists recommend porcelain veneers and crowns instead of Invisalign, only because that’s what they do regularly and it’s easier for them to stick to what they feel more comfortable with.
Although Porcelain Veneers can be a treatment of choice for light crowding, they are not the best treatment always, especially with severe crowding. I have seen some awfully thick veneers that have been used to correct crowding and they do not look natural and nice. If you are looking to have veneers, in many cases aligning teeth into their correct position before placing the porcelain veneers will give you a better result.
With that being said, if there is one reason why Invisalign does not work it is usually a compliance issue on the patient’s part! If you are not committed to wearing the aligners for 22 hours each day, your teeth will not move as per the prescription and yes, you can then say Invisalign doesn’t work.
At our Free Smile Assessment appointment we can sit down and assess if you are a candidate for Invisalign and discuss all other available options. If you want to see some real cases look under our Photo Gallery on Smile Docs™.
2. Do I have to come in every two weeks to see the dentist to change the aligners?
The answer to this question is no, you do not have to come in every 2 weeks to pick up the aligners. Once we have approved the Clincheck all the Aligners are pre-made by Invislaign and we will give you a bunch of aligners to take home with you, or on holidays or at work if you are the Fly-in Fly Out patient. We will give you enough aligners to last for a few months, as you will need to come regularly for us to check your progress.
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3. I have looked around on the internet and it seems Invisalign is more expensive than metal braces?
This is not always the case as the prices for Invisalign varies depending on the number of aligners and the duration of care needed to achieve the desired outcome. Minor corrections can often be handled with the Invisalign light or I7 product which in many cases costs less than standard braces. If price is of concern, there are also websites like Groupon and Smile Deals® that offer promotional offers on Invisalign which can further lower the price. For a limited time, we are offering a special discount on Invisalign which includes the post treatment retainers, To learn more click here now.
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Dr Camelia Furlan has been in practice for over 20 years, with the main focus on Dento-Facial Aesthetics and Cosmetic Dentistry. She is also a Platinum Provider with Invisalign and performs over 60 cases a year.