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Is Invisalign Effective
Is Invisalign just as effective as standard braces? Also do they cost about the same? Was told I am a candidate for Invisalign and want good results.
Braces better: Braces are still the gold standard. Clear aligner a can produce amazing results, but can't "finish" as well as braces, so post-Rx stability not as good. Aligner a usually more expensive because of lab costs. More important than the appliance is training, skill, & experience. See s fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist for highest level of care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Ask orthodontist: Simple cross bites involving one or two teeth can be easily treated with invisalign. When you get involved with multiple teeth and huge bony problems, then it's not so clear cut and you may need traditional orthodontics. The diagnostic records done by an orthodontist helps them determine the treatment plan and what they need to do to correct the problem. Ask an orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I'm on invisalign for 9 months.Can sleeping in my room of 11 years worth of squirrel feces, urine in walls made my invisalign treatment less effective
For 8months i use a dirty mirror which has white spots to floss while on invisalign. can this cause invisalign treatment less effective, gum recession?
Can taking hot showers and getting some hot water in my mouth made my invisalign treatment less effective? would i have to restart the whole process?
Would taking teeth molds or pictures for invisalign with food just eaten stuck between small spaces in teeth made invisalign treatment less effective
For 3 years i use dirty white spot mirror to floss with inhale/exhale toward mirror. can it cause gum recession or less effective invisalign treatment?
I am 26 year old.my both jaw protruded outward..orthodontic is suggesting invisalign after removing four premolars...will this be effective?
I wore my 3rd invisalign tray for 7 weeks brushing with toothpaste/water until my retainers arrive. could this worn out my tray making less effective?
Possibly: Invisalign trays are designed beware for 2 weeks. Retainers should be available in a week to 10 days from the time impressions are taken or from theme they are ordered to match the end result of your last trays. Trays can deform or break over time. If you are concerned, please return to your treating Dentist or Orthodontic Specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I only floss at night. i brush my teeth and clean my invisalign trays after every meal. would not flossing after each meal make trays less effective?
That depends: Regular 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 regular braces can correct some conditions that invisalign can not. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Like braces: Invisalign is an alternative to tranditional braces. They use clear retainers over a series of steps to move your teeth. They typically cost more, but offer a great alternative for adults who don't want people to see braces. Mouthguards will protect your teeth, but not move them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAIDs: Of course, Invisalign is not without side effects, and one side effect to consider is pressure and pain. You mostly only experience pain for the first day or two. Take the Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID OTC to manage this pain. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Choices: Both invisalign & braces can provide you with a beautiful smile and each have their pros and cons. Invisalign will likely cost you more and take longer, but as an adult you may prefer how it looks while you are in treatment. It works by using plastic aligners that gently push your teeth with each tray, when they fit perfectly-- time to change trays so new ones push a bit more ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: and many orthodontist will point you in that direction as its more profitable. That said, we do not recommend it at all and will only treat a teenager if the parents are adamant about it (in contrast we treat TONS of adults with it). kids lose the aligners (expensive), it costs you the parent more money and they do not have the sigma of braces that adults can potentially face ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sort of: One night won't be a problem. However one night this week, two nights two weeks later, leave it out for 2 hours next week, then an afternoon the following Thursday, or forget to wear it at work, and pretty soon your Orthodontist is going to start pulling his/her hair out. The more you wear the trays, the sooner and better the finish. Don't get into the habit of cheating yourself. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers