The Pros and Cons of Invisalign

Invisalign is one of the most popular teeth straightening systems on the market today — but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the right choice for everyone. Here are the pros and cons of Invisalign.

The Pros of Invisalign

Perhaps the biggest benefit of Invisalign is it’s completely clear construction. The aligners fit snugly on the teeth and are transparent. This means that nobody has to know you’re using a teeth straightening device.

Another major advantage of Invisalign is that it offers a superior comfort level as compared to metal braces. With no sharp brackets or intrusive wires, the discomfort is kept to a minimum while wearing Invisalign.

It’s also easy to maintain oral hygiene with Invisalign. The Invisalign aligners are removed for brushing and flossing, so you get the chance to fully clean your teeth every day — no worries about stray food particles or bacteria getting trapped in the mouth.

The Cons of Invisalign

One of the main potential cons of Invisalign is that it’s more costly than metal braces in most cases. The exact cost varies depending on the degree of correction required and on the individual. Even with the higher cost, many Invisalign patients feel the convenience of clear and easy teeth alignment is worth it.

Another potential con of Invisalign is that aligners are removable, and can thus be lost or misplaced. For this reason, it’s recommended for responsible teens or adults only.

Stevens Orthodontics is a orthodontic practice in Tallahassee, Florida. The Stevens Orthodontics team and Dr. Clark are proud to provide the latest in dental technology to their patients, including Invisalign, Damon System, Damon Clear Braces, Simpli5, Temporary Anchorage Devices, Surgical Orthodontics, Retention, and iCat Imaging. Interested in Invisalign for yourself or your teen? Call us anytime to arrange a consultation.

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