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Pros and Cons of Invisalign






What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a well-known form of aligner therapy that uses clear, plastic trays to slowly and gently straighten your teeth without the mess of bulky braces. The company who produces Invisalign, Align Technology, Inc., have just celebrated a milestone: 4 million patients have started Invisalign treatment, which is considered the most advanced and effective clear alignment system in existence today. The company is also celebrating by giving back: They will donate up to $1 million to Operation Smile, a charity that provides treatment to children born with cleft lip and palate across the world.

Invisalign has evolved drastically since its inception. With 3D software technology, first-class customization for every patient, and combining biomechanics research with new insights from treating millions of patients, Invisalign still reigns for being the most comfortable, aesthetically-pleasing aligner therapy that addresses most orthodontic cases.


Pros and Cons of Invisalign: What You Should Know

Invisalign is clear and mostly invisible. The removable trays are made of smooth, BPA-free plastic that are worn over your teeth, and the trays are updated according to the precise 3-D image Dr. Sibia takes of your teeth to configure the trays effectively. Invisalign’s many benefits include:

  • No issues with food getting caught
  • No difficulty eating and no food restrictions
  • Shorter treatment time (typically between 6-18 months)
  • Removable, easy maintenance and cleaning
  • Improved look & good for self-esteem

Invisalign is especially beneficial for teens or adults who are self-conscious. In fact, teens do feel that wearing metal braces would make it harder to fit in with their peers and at school!


Are There Any Downsides to Invisalign?

Invisalign might not be right for everyone. The aligners need to be worn for about 22 hours a day, and if you don’t think you can commit to this process, you probably won’t get the results you’re seeking. If you have any doubts about your ability to wear the retainers for up to 22 hours every day, then talk to Dr. Sibia about if Invisalign is right for you, or if there are other options we can present to you to achieve the smile makeover you desire.

Call Today for an Invisalign Consultation!

There are pros and cons to any orthodontic treatment, but we believe that Invisalign is one of the least intrusive forms of treatment, and we love the results we see in our patients. You might not even realize how much a slight orthodontic adjustment can drastically improve your smile and your look. Patients report their teeth feeling smoother, easier to clean, and they report feeling significantly more attractive. Make an appointment today by calling (916) 778-6462 or fill out our online contact form now!

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