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8 Myths about Invisalign Treatment

We all want that perfect smile, that symmetrical grin, those shiny white teeth and that tip-top oral health, but what is the best way to go about it? The answer comes in the form of the Invisalign treatment. You may have heard of this up-to-the-minute teeth straightening technique before. Unfortunately, like most revolutionary things out there, there are some myths floating around that are completely untrue. Here at Smile Stories, we know all there is about Invisalign and all the benefits that come with it. That is why we are here to dispel eight myths about Invisalign and show you why it is the way to go.

Invisalign treatment works by producing your bespoke set of clear plastic aligner trays. These are then worn over the course of the treatment and work by slowly but surely moving your teeth into the desired position. There is no invasive procedure nor regular visits to the orthodontist. This revolutionary teeth straightening technique can not only transform your smile but also transform the way you feel about yourself. Prepare to get a lifetime of smile confidence at Smile Stories. 

1. Invisalign Is Painful

We can all be big babies when it comes to a little bit of pain. Unfortunately, some people associate a trip to the dentist with pain. Don’t worry! This isn’t 1980 — things have come a long way, and none more so than teeth straightening with Invisalign. 

Anyone who had traditional braces when they were younger will tell you how it can be a painful experience with sharp metal wires sticking in your gums. Thankfully there is none of that when it comes to Invisalign. You may experience some initial discomfort when you put your new aligner tray in for the first time, but after that, these smooth plastic trays offer a pain-free and convenient experience.

2. Invisalign Only Works for Simple Dental Issues

If you have suffered from dental issues like complex malocclusions, overcrowding, missing teeth, large gaps, etc., you may think that Invisalign isn’t the answer for you. Okay, it is true that there are certain severe dental conditions that Invisalign isn’t going to solve, but as for the rest, Invisalign is a game-changer thanks to special Invisalign attachments.

3. Invisalign Treatment Takes Longer than Braces

Patience is a virtue, but when it comes to your smile transformation, we get why you want to show off that new Hollywood smile asap. You might have read that the Invisalign treatment takes more or less time than traditional braces, but this just isn’t true. The truth is that it all depends on the severity of your case and your compliance. 

The treatment time for the two appliances is roughly the same. Factors like biology, the severity of each case and whether you commit to wearing your Invisalign aligner trays for at least 22 hours a day all contribute to the timeline.

4. Invisalign Is Only Suitable for Adults

Although Invisalign was originally designed for adult usage, there is no reason why kids or teens can’t start a smile transformation of their own. In fact, they also offer Invisalign Teen for younger patients with mild to moderate orthodontic issues. Before making your mind up, it is important to discuss Invisalign with your cosmetic dentist and assess the best course of action. This is where Smile Stories’ team of smile architects will be able to use their years of experience to advise you on the best option.

5. Any Dentists Can Carry Out Invisalign

Maybe your local dentist can perform the Invisalign treatment on you? Wrong! Invisalign is very different from braces and requires extensive training and years of experience to do what we do. Not only do we have the know-how, but we also have world-class technology, like 3D scanners and AI, that are all used to produce accurate images of what your new smile will look like.

Put your trust in our incredible cosmetic dentists, and look forward to your newfound lifetime smile confidence.

6. You Don’t Need to Wear Your Aligner for 22 Hours a Day

We have all forgotten our phones when we leave the house in a rush or couldn’t be bothered to brush our teeth after a late night. The thing with Invisalign is that it takes commitment. You can’t be forgetful or lazy when it comes to wearing your Invisalign aligner if you want to see the desired results. 

It is important to wear your Invisalign trays for at least 22 hours a day. If you don’t, there is a greater chance of your teeth moving back into their original position. Removable aligners are great because you have the freedom to eat, drink and do what you want. Just don’t forget to pop them back in again afterwards.

7. You Can’t Eat or Drink Certain Things with Invisalign

Anyone who wore traditional braces will remember how you had to give up some of your favourite foods and snacks, or they could damage or get stuck in those ugly wire contraptions. This isn’t the case when it comes to Invisalign. One of the greatest advantages of choosing the Invisalign treatment is that you can technically eat or drink whatever you want while undergoing orthodontic care.

Simply remove your aligner trays before eating and enjoy the varied diet you crave. Once you’ve finished, brush your teeth (following your usual good dental hygiene practices) and pop your Invisalign trays back in — it is that simple!

8. Invisalign Is More Expensive than Braces

When people hear the phrase ‘cosmetic…. anything’, they assume it will be expensive. Okay, so the Invisalign treatment isn’t pocket money, but can you put a price on lifetime smile confidence? Furthermore, it seems even more reasonable when you consider that traditional braces are fairly comparable in price. 

If you want to find out more about how much we charge to give you the smile you have always wanted, then check out our fees and get in touch with our team.

There you have it, eight Invisalign treatment myths that we have successfully debunked. If you are looking for that ‘perfect smile’ or you have always felt self-conscious about your teeth, then Invisalign at Smile Stories is the way to go. 

Don’t let myths and misconceptions stop you from getting the smile you have always wanted. Take our free video consultation at Smile Stories and make the first step towards a life-changing treatment.