Every appliance or treatment in dentistry has its own advantages and disadvantages. It is the same for Invisalign aligners too. Here are some pros and cons of Invisalign that will help you make the right choice!
It is virtually invisible and hence highly aesthetic when compared to traditional braces.
- Easy to remove:
This is completely a removable appliance. Hence it is convenient for patients to remove while brushing and eating.
- Less chair side time:
It requires fewer dental visits and less chair side time so it is more comfortable for the patients as well as the Doctor.
Invisalign aligners allow for gradual, tissue friendly movement of teeth-so patients feel less pain and that leads to more comfort.
- No food restrictions:
As Invisalign aligners are removable, it allows patients to eat whatever food they like.
- Needs self-discipline:
Invisalign treatment is mostly patient dependent-so any irregularities by the patient or non-compliance in wearing the aligners will affect treatment plan and treatment duration.
- Frequent eaters:
As Invisalign aligners need to be worn for 20 – 22 hours per day it may not be a good idea for the patients who keep eating frequently.
- Effect on speech:
Invisalign aligners might affect your speech in the initial days of treatment.
- Not useful in all kind of dental problems:
Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign aligners may not be able to give complete results in patients who are having severe deep bite, large gaps between teeth, rounded teeth, teeth with less crown height and patients with crowns and bridges as it does not provide proper grip to the aligners.
Compared to traditional braces and other aligners in the market, Invisalign aligners are highly-priced.
Now that you know the pros and cons of Invisalign, visit us to know if you are the right candidate for it!! Dr. Anitha Alageshan is a certified Invisalign provider since 2016. With more than 15 years of experience in the field of dentistry, providing quality dental care to her patients at Zen Dental has been her number one priority!! For Invisalign consultations, call us at 9108918009.