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Are Invisalign Braces Right for Everyone

Are Invisalign® Braces Right for Everyone?

March 17, 2023

If you have a child with alignment issues with their teeth, your dentist may have suggested that they get braces. Many teens and young adults don't like traditional braces because of how they look with all those wires and brackets and the pain they cause while worn. Invisalign® is a different option that may be suitable for some people to correct their alignment issues in less time and with more comfort than traditional metal braces.

Here are some benefits and things to know about Invisalign clear aligners.

Invisalign Clear Aligners Are Removable

Another problem patients have with traditional braces is that they can be uncomfortable, and there is no way to remove them. While dentists can make adjustments, it does not always relieve the pain.

Invisalign aligners are trays placed over the teeth, with new trays being used every few weeks to shift the teeth gradually. This means they can be removed if necessary, and patients are allowed to take them out for short periods each day to eat and clean them.

Invisalign Works for Mild to Moderate Alignment Issues

One potential problem with Invisalign clear aligners is that dentists may only use them to treat mild to moderate teeth spacing and alignment issues. While it is a valid option for many patients, if you or your child has a severe alignment issue such as a major overjet, then Invisalign will not be an available option to fix the problem.

Your dentist can help recommend the appropriate option for your situation.