Braces and Invisalign are the two main orthodontic treatments patients consider when they want to straighten their teeth. Though there are benefits and drawbacks of each teeth straightening method, Invisalign is often the clear choice (pardon the pun) for teens and adults who want straighter teeth without the hassle of metal brackets and wires. However, there are many misconceptions about Invisalign, which our orthodontists will outline in this blog post. Contact us today to schedule an Invisalign consultation at our Downtown Ottawa dental clinic, or read on to learn more!

Myth #1: Invisalign Is Expensive

The most common myth about Invisalign is that it is more expensive than traditional braces. Often, people assume this because “clear braces” technology is newer than other orthodontic treatments, but the reality is that they usually cost about the same as braces. These days, Invisalign is just as common as braces, if not even more so, and many types of dental insurance will cover at least part of the cost of Invisalign if not all of it. If you are curious about how much Invisalign costs under your dental insurance plan, contact our family dental clinic or book an Invisalign consultation with us today!

Myth #2: Invisalign Isn’t As Effective As Braces

Another common myth we hear is that Invisalign isn’t as effective as braces at straightening teeth. Again, there isn’t much truth in this statement, and Invisalign is actually very effective due to the advanced technology that allows orthodontists to map out the process for their patients. During your consultation for Invisalign, we’ll take an image of your current occlusion (bite) and determine the ideal alignment of your teeth. You’ll get to preview the end result before you even start the treatment, and when you receive your first set of aligners, you’ll move through the progression of “invisible braces” until you’ve reached the end result. As long as you wear your Invisalign trays for at least 22 hours per day, you can expect to complete the treatment in as little as 15 weeks.

Myth #3: Only Adults Can Get Invisalign

A majority of the patients who opt for “clear braces” are adults, which is probably why so many people are under the impression that only adults can get Invisalign. However, Invisalign is an effective teeth straightening method for patients of all ages, including teenagers and people who have had braces in the past. At Constitution Dental, we recommend Invisalign treatment for anyone who wants straighter teeth without the hassle of braces, and we’ve seen great success in patients of all ages. We also recommend Invisalign for teenagers who play team sports, as this reduces the risk of injury if they were to take a soccer ball to the face.

Book An Appointment With Our Orthodontists In Downtown Ottawa

You may have heard other questionable claims about Invisalign, like that you can get away with wearing your clear retainers on occasion. If you have any questions or concerns about Invisalign, or you’re interested in learning more about this comfortable teeth straightening method, feel free to reach out to our team at Constitution Dental in Downtown Ottawa. We would be happy to schedule a consultation!