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Invisalign Braces Allergy Symptoms
Sometimes: Invisalign is a slower and less capable method of treating malocclusion than regular braces. If your teeth aren't too far off center and there aren't any issues like cross bites and jaw asymmetries, then perhaps you can correct the problem with Invisalign. Your Orthodontist will tell you if (s)he thinks it's feasible. If not there are non metal ceramic braces that will do the job. ...Read more
Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are clear plastic trays designed to tip your teeth into improved alignment. They are extremely esthetic, and must be worn >22 hours/day to be effective. They are not a braces substitute, are only about 60% as effective, take longer, are more expensive, and don't provide as much post-treatment stability. See an Orthodontic ...Read more
Hey I am having invisalign braces & before I had no prob with pronouncing S but now I am having a lisp with and without the braces. How can I fix that?
Be patient: It is very common for the speech to be affected during active Invisalign treatment. Pronouncing words that begin with the letter "S is the most common complaint. It will improve as the teeth move into alignment. Always make sure that your dentist is aware so that he/she can give you the right solution. Good luck. ...Read more
$6K to $7K: With invisalign. You get a very experienced dentist and you get terrific results. My advice to you is to not shop for price but shop for great results, both in your bite & appearance. In straightening teeth, experience & training makes for the best results. Much like a finish carpenter can create beautiful things & a basic carpenter can hammer nails & do basic work. Results vary. Quality is key. ...Read more
Depends on patients!: Patient compliance is an important factor when comparing the duration of treatment with invisalign vs. Braces. Both invisalign and braces work only by being placed and staying on teeth. If invisalign is not being worn on a full time basis, the correction it can provide will become limited to the time it's being worn. The same delay can occur if braces break frequently from eating hard food. ...Read more
No: Invislaign is a composite plastic. I STRONGLY suspect your allergy is due to something else. Go see an allergist ...Read more
Braces: First of all make sure you're seeing a qualified Orthodontist for Rx. Second, braces Rx can provide about 95% improvement in teens. Clear aligners (that only work if they are worn) result in less than 50% improvement. Talk this over with a pro, an Orthodontist. And if you wish get a second opinion. Wouldn't use it for my family. ...Read more
I can't: I don't know the extent of your problem. Please be patient, talk to the best Restorative Dentist and the best Orthodontic Specialist you can find. Make your decision based on what will provide for you the best long-term result. ...Read more
The difference is...: Ceramic braces are attached to your teeth. They are harder to clean but you don't have to worry about losing them. Invisalign is removable. This makes cleaning your teeth easier, but if you lose them or forget to put them in they will not work. So which is better partially depends on the patient's personally. Also ceramic braces can correct some conditions that invisalign can not. ...Read more
Wrong question: Correct question would be, "What's the best treatment for my malocclusion? " First, see an Orthodontist (who has the answers), not a GP, for your specialty treatment. Second, braces are still the gold standard, much more effective than braces. Third, properly done clear Aligners are more expensive. ...Read more
I do not like my medium sized gap and I don't want tradition braces. Will invisalign close my gap?
Possibly...: I would visit with a reputable orthodontist. You can find online reviews if you do not have an orthodontist. ...Read more
I am thinking about getting braces again to fix my overjet. Could invisalign or incognito braces fix it?
Again?: Before undertaking treatment it is mandatory to determine what caused "again." Was relapse due failure to completely resolve original malocclusion, a skeletal imbalance, failure to retain the original correction, or many other reasons. Choice of gadget, the Orthodontic Appliance, should made based on the diagnostic findings, not on a magazine advertisement. Please see an Orthodontic Specialist. ...Read more
Hello docs, I need to get invisalign but I am not sure if it works, and I am confused on if braces are better?
Invisalign: Works but there are limitations. There are also some advantages. It's more important the orthodontist you choose to treat you than the method he\she utilizes. Get an orthodontic consult and ask for a full explanation of the pros and cons of each as well as what would be best for your particular situation. ...Read more
My orthodontist wanted to switch me from braces to invisalign. Does he really need to remove the braces first before doing the iTero scanning?
Ok so I left for a vacation for two weeks and I wear invisalign braces. Unforunately I lost the set on the first day of vaca. I have mo previous set?
Enjoy your vacation: If you cannot easily get into the next aligner, ask your dentist to order you a replacement for the ones you lost. They may be able to have it sent to where you are or have it waiting for you when you get home. ...Read more
Can I switch to invisalign from braces? I currently have braces, but would much prefer switching to invisalign, if that is even possible. Can treatments be combined, or switched in the middle of the process? .
See a Pro: See an Orthodontic Specialist for a qualified answer, for the same reasons you would see a brain surgeon rather than a GP to treat your brain lesion. Know that clear aligners may be applicable to resolve your malocclusion, but are only about half as effective as braces. So you may have to decide the level of "cure" you want for yourself. ...Read more
It Depends: It depends on your malocclusion and how bad your bite is. Invisalign is a viable option for many patients. If your orthodontist says either will work for you then you should do what's best for you. Invisalign pro's are easy cleaning of the teeth, can eat most anything and less discomfort. Invisalign negatives include they must be worn at least 22 hours per day and removed to eat and clean. ...Read more
See an orthodontist: You want to choose the treatment that will do the job right. In the long run, you don’t want to have to fix your teeth again. See a board certified orthodontist that uses both methods to straighten teeth. ...Read more
Are you compliant?: Invisalign can be a better value than traditional orthodontics. They are esthetically pleasing and oral hygiene, especially flossing, is a breeze. While invisalign cannot be prescribed for all ortho issues, the greatest problem and the # 1 reason for failure is lack of compliance! If you cannot commit to wearing them at all times except eating and brushing / flossing you're tossing money away! ...Read more
Depends: Know that, in the hands of fully trained orthodontic specialists, clear aligners are about half as effective as braces. In the hands of non-orthodontists the results are even less favorable. See an orthodontist for a qualified evaluation. Remember, everyone's different. Know that for my. Family I would tend to stay away from clear aligners. ...Read more
Clear Aligners: Worth is a relative term. How much is vanity/esthetics worth to you? Only you can answer that question. There are some tooth movements that are NOT as easily performed with clear aligners vs traditional fixed braces. Speak to your orthodontic specialist to make that determination. ...Read more
Worth it?: In carefully selected cases improved alignment and interdigitation can be achieved with clear aligners achieving about 40-50% of American Board of Orthodontics standards. In the same time frame, or less, braces can achieve 90-95% correction and better post-treatment stability. Please see a qualified Orthodontic Specialist for an initial examination. ...Read more
Each case is: Unique and can only be answered by the treating dentist. Obviously simple cases are shorter in treatment duration than complex cases. Patient compliance is also paramount in either scenario. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Depends on you!: If your problem can be treated with either, then it comes down to your desire. Braces will be on your teeth all the time, no need to take them out or put them in... Invisalign needs to be removed for eating, although it is essential that you wear them enough. Long story short, with Invisalign you do more of the work. ...Read more
Depends: Which technique is better depends on the problems to correct. The invisalign product has become quite efficient today with sophisticate designed attachments and power ridges and can predictably move teeth appropriately with much more distinct control than fixed braces. Root torque and bodily movements of teeth are today predictable with invisalign. ...Read more
Teeth can shift: Your teeth can shift, aligners won't fit correctly, new impressions will need to be taken, treatment will be prolonged, and orthodontist may charge an additional fee for time and materials since you were not compliant. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more