Invisalign is a unique system that offers many advantages compared to traditional metal braces. But, as with any kind of orthodontic treatment, a variety of myths have developed around Invisalign. Here our dentists debunk those myths and set the record straight. 

Myth 1: Invisalign costs much more than traditional braces.

Actually in most dental offices, the cost of Invisalign treatment is comparable to the cost of traditional braces.

Myth 2: Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign takes longer than traditional braces. 

There are some orthodontic problems that are more efficiently treated with traditional braces. However, in most cases, treatment time with Invisalign should be similar to traditional braces. In some cases it’s even significantly faster.

Myth 3: Treatment results with Invisalign are not as good as traditional braces.

If you have your treatment done with a dentist or orthodontist who has experience with Invisalign, the result should be as good as with traditional braces.

Myth 4: Invisalign can’t correct severe orthodontic problems.

Experienced dentists and orthodontists are offering Invisalign treatment to virtually all of their patients including those with severe crowding or severe overbites.

Myth 5: Invisalign clear aligners make you talk funny.

Most people don’t have any problem speaking normally with aligners. Some people experience a slight lisp that disappears within a couple of days. The key to success is keeping the aligners in and getting used to talking with them.

If you're ready to leave these myths behind and get started with Invisalign, contact a CCOA member practice near you!

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