Invisalign: Fact or Fiction

Are you looking for the right way to straighten your smile? Invisalign clear aligners may be the right choice for you! Compared with traditional metal braces, Invisalign is a more comfortable and discreet treatment option — you might not even know you’re wearing them!

Unfortunately, however, there are many myths about Invisalign that are simply not true. That’s why our team at RiverView Orthodontics is here to set the record straight. We’re answering all your burning questions to help you sort Invisalign fact from fiction. 

Does Invisalign Treatment Take Longer Than Braces? 

Fiction: Invisalign treatment is usually shorter than traditional alternatives. 

One of your main concerns is likely how long treatment will take with Invisalign compared to braces. You may think braces will straighten your teeth faster because they fit directly to your teeth, but the opposite is usually true. Many patients compare Invisalign with traditional metal braces to determine which plan is right for them. 

Invisalign from RiverView Orthodontics is an excellent choice for shorter treatment times. Although treatment times vary for each smile, clear aligners typically take between six months and a year to straighten your teeth. Braces take between one year and three years. 

Is Invisalign As Effective As Other Treatments? 

Fact: Invisalign is a very effective treatment plan. 

When our doctors first meet with patients, one of their biggest concerns is whether or not Invisalign can straighten their teeth as well as traditional metal braces. You may be wondering the same thing. This myth tries to convince people that clear trays don’t work as well as metal braces. There are also rumors that an Invisalign smile doesn’t last as long. Dr. Upton is ready to put this fiction to rest!

When choosing Invisalign from RiverView Orthodontics, you choose a long-lasting, beautifully straight smile. The truth is, Invisalign is just as effective as metal braces. Although we may recommend metal braces for more severe malocclusions or other more serious orthodontic issues, Invisalign is highly effective for most patients with mild to moderate conditions.

Is Invisalign Affordable? 

Fact: Payment plans make Invisalign an affordable treatment option. 

It’s common for patients to hear words like “smart” and “pro”  and worry that the cutting-edge treatment plan they desire is out of their league, affordability-wise. We’re here to let you know that even though Invisalign is one of the best treatment plans technology can offer, that doesn’t mean it is too expensive. 

At RiverView Orthodontics, we believe that you deserve the treatment option that is right for you to get the smile of your dreams. If you’re looking to get Invisalign, but are worried about how you’ll pay for it, worry no more!

Our office accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans. We also offer flexible payment plans that make your Invisalign treatment an affordable reality. 

Invisalign: Fact or Fiction

Isn’t Invisalign Only For Teens? 

Fiction: Invisalign works for children, teens, and adults. 

One of the myths surrounding Invisalign treatment is that it is only for teens who prefer not to wear braces. This is a common misconception with almost all treatment plans, and Invisalign is no different. Many people worry that Invisalign won’t work for adults, but thankfully, this one is pure fiction!

RiverView Orthodontic’s Invisalign treatment program works for teens and adults alike. Our Invisalign clear aligners are perfect for adults looking for a more discreet treatment option than traditional metal braces. The transparent trays are hardly noticeable, so only you and Dr. Upton will know you’re undergoing treatment.

Invisalign treatment is an excellent option no matter your age!

Does Invisalign Hurt? 

Fiction: Invisalign is one of our most comfortable treatment plans. 

Orthodontic treatment often gets a bad rep when it comes to comfortability and pain. Like many other patients, you may have heard that Invisalign clear aligners are a painful way to straighten your smile. Luckily, the idea that Invisalign is excessively uncomfortable is a myth!

From start to finish, Invisalign clear aligners are one of our most comfortable treatment options. With the iTero Digital Impression system, we won’t have to take goopy impressions at the beginning of your treatment process. 

Unlike the bulky brackets and wires of traditional braces, Invisalign is made of a series of clear plastic trays that won’t dig into your lips or cheeks. Additionally, Dr. Upton customizes each set of trays for such a snug fit you may not even feel like you’re wearing aligners! 

What’s more is that with Invisalign, you won’t have to worry about certain foods causing a bracket to pop loose, and you won’t have to change your diet. Invisalign aligners from RiverView Orthodontics are removable so that you can eat in peace. 

Is Invisalign Easy To Take Care Of? 

Fact: Invisalign is low-maintenance and reliable. 

With the advanced technology and cutting-edge tools that Invisalign uses, some of our patients are concerned that Invisalign requires more work than traditional braces. Maybe you’re worried that the plastic trays are harder to clean or may break more easily. Fortunately, that couldn’t be further from the truth. 

Invisalign clear aligners from RiverView Orthodontics are even easier to take care of than traditional metal braces! Whereas metal braces are fixed to your teeth for the duration of treatment, Invisalign aligners are removable. That makes them easier to clean. 

Plus, since you take them out to eat, play sports, or practice your instrument, these activities don’t put your treatment at risk like they might with traditional braces. 

Invisalign: Fact or Fiction

Your Invisalign at RiverView Orthodontics

Now that we’ve put those rumors to rest, it’s time to find out if Invisalign is the right treatment for your unique smile! Our team has years of experience helping patients straighten their teeth, so we know how to guide you on your straight smile journey. 

Visit our office in Tuscaloosa or Demopolis for your free consultation and get started today!