Woman holding an Invisalign aligner at Wolverhampton dental practice

24th May 2022

5 Invisalign Myths That Might Have Fooled You

While Invisalign is one of the leading names in the orthodontic industry, like any highly-skilled teeth straightening treatment, Invisalign aligners are surrounded by myths and misinformation. Today, our top dentists in Wolverhampton try to break down some of these incorrect assumptions and educate you on this popular type of brace – and why it might be a good choice for you. For 5 Invisalign myths that might have fooled you, read on. 

Invisalign can be used to treat any dental concern

Many of our patients at our Wolverhampton dental practice incorrectly think that Invisalign can help to fix any kind of tooth alignment problem, but, sadly, that’s not the case. While Invisalign can treat many dental concerns ranging from overbite and underbite to crossbite and open bite to gaps, and crowding, it may not be recommended in every patient’s case. That’s why an in-depth consultation is always the first step in your treatment journey – and if it’s not right for you, we’ll work with you to find an alternative. 

Treatment is expensive 

Woman with Invisalign treatment in Wolverhampton

Invisalign is highly accurate, predictive and effective, involving 3D technology to scan your smile and create digital images of your treatment stages and results. It also comes with expert knowledge and experience, as Invisalign certifies its dentists. That might make it appear expensive on the surface, but despite these huge benefits, Invisalign often works out at a similar cost to other types of braces. However, even if you find it’s a bit more pricey, in our opinion, it’s worth it – especially as many patients agree it’s highly comfortable. 

You won’t need to wear retainers

Most teeth-straightening treatments will require retainers at the end of treatment, and the clue’s in the name – retainers help ‘retain’ that new, straight appearance. Your dentist in Wolverhampton will share when – and how often – to wear your Invisalign aligners, to ensure your new smile stays put. 

You won’t need teeth extracting

Unfortunately, there are always cases of teeth straightening where teeth extraction is necessary due to many reasons including their position, crowding concerns or a result of bad oral health (such as a tooth with extensive decay). Whatever the reason is, our helpful dentists in Wolverhampton will walk you through what treatment is necessary and why to put you at ease and give you complete peace of mind. 

Only adults can have Invisalign 

Both teenagers and adults can enjoy the benefits of Invisalign braces! Parents are particularly pleased to hear that the teen version includes a blue dot indicator, which helps ensure kids are wearing their braces for long enough, (we all know how tempting it can be to remove the braces!) Invisalign can help treat a wide variety of ages and cases, which has helped with its enduring popularity. 

Book your Invisalign consultation today

Here in Wolverhampton, our team is ready and waiting to take your call! We’d love to invite you to our dental practice for a formal consultation to help you get to grips with the treatment, familiarise yourself with the process, and the team, and ultimately, prepare for how Invisalign looks on you.

*Results may vary and are different for each individual. As such, Claregate Dental cannot guarantee specific results.