Myths about Invisalign

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Myths about Invisalign

Invisalign is becoming one of the most popular brace options available, especially with adults who want an effective but discreet teeth straightening solution. But, with so much information about Invisalign on the internet, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. At Simply Teeth in Essex, Invisalign is a safe and reliable option and we are here to explain all aspects of the treatment and help at every step of your journey.

invisalign-in-essexIs Invisalign only suitable for minor problems?

The simple answer is no. In fact, Invisalign in Essex, can be used to treat a wide range of dental problems, including overcrowded or widely spaced teeth, an overbite, underbite or crossbite. Our dentists are experienced at using Invisalign to address complex cases. It’s important to be aware that your treatment could take slightly longer if yours is a complex case.

Can children have Invisalign?

Invisalign in Essex, offers a special teen system, designed especially to meet the needs of young patients. The clear braces even feature compliance indictors to let them and their parents know whether they’re wearing their aligners enough for the treatment to be successful.

Are traditional braces quicker?

Invisalign in Essex offers similar treatment times to traditional metal braces. In fact, the length of your treatment may be slightly shorter, as you will need to attend fewer adjustment appointments. The length of time your treatment will take can depend on the complexity of your case.

Can Invisalign work as well as traditional braces?

Invisalign can straighten your teeth just as effectively as fixed metal braces, but with the bonus of being removable for thorough cleaning and enabling you to eat as normal. Some recent studies found that Invisalign offers higher levels of patient satisfaction and gum health during treatment.

Can they be removed whenever I want?

To work properly, you will need to wear your Invisalign braces for approximately 22 hours a day. The only time you should take them out is to eat or to clean your teeth. You can take your Invisalign brace out for a special occasion, but we recommend you don’t do this too often or it could affect the outcome of your treatment.

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