Can’t decide between Invisalign and traditional braces? If your orthodontist determines that you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, it can seem too good to be true. Can you really get the same quality, lasting smile with a nearly invisible solution?
This is one scenario in which — with your orthodontist’s blessing — you really can have it all. Invisalign hasn’t been around for nearly as long as traditional braces, but this new kid on the block can work wonders for many ortho patients.
Still not sure if it’s the right choice for you? Talk about your concerns with your orthodontist, but take these upsides into consideration:
1. You can remove them:
Depending on your unique situation, you likely be able to take Invisalign out for up to four hours per day. What you do during those four hours is up to you. Maybe you’re enjoying a meal, brushing your teeth, having pictures taken or going out on a first date. Use the four hours as you wish without comprising your ortho plan.
2. They’re nearly invisible:
Invisalign is a clear retainer that’s thin, transparent and not noticeable at all in photos. If they look closely, people might think you’re wearing a regular retainer or a teeth-whitening tray. Still, it’s a lot less noticeable than traditional braces.
3. It’s about the same price as braces:
Price is a tricky subject, and your insurance information will play a big role. However, across the board, Invisalign is pretty much on par with traditional braces pricing. Payment plans may be available from your orthodontist’s office. Ask your local experts about insurance, financing and other options.
4. Teens can get replacement trays for free:
Your teens are lucky to remember their heads — do you really think they’ll keep track of their aligners? With Invisalign for Teens, they can get up to six free replacements. Most Invisalign systems call for the aligners to be replaced every two weeks anyway.
5. They’re comfortable:
Invisalign is just as comfortable as wearing a customized bleaching tray. Although traditional braces have seen many technological advancements, putting on classic braces and adjusting them each month still can be uncomfortable. With Invisalign, there’s no pain or discomfort, and you quickly forget you’re wearing them.
6. They’re a confidence booster:
Whether you’re 13 or 43, wearing braces can be a little disconcerting. You might feel embarrassed giving a big speech or getting romantic. Invisalign completely removes that hurdle.
Invisalign is a great choice for many orthodontic patients and may be the best fit for you. Contact Johnson Elite Orthodontics today for a free consultation and to work with an expert to decide if Invisalign is the best selection for your ortho needs.