At Kulkarni & Fitz Orthodontics in Wilmington, OH we emphasize the use of the best solutions for each patient’s needs. Because of that, we are skilled in the use of classic braces as well as more modern technologies like Invisalign. We rarely consider only one option and review the various pros and cons of each with a patient before we begin treatment. Because of this, we want to review some of the most common misconceptions about Invisalign in order to be sure patients know the facts.
As your orthodontist in Wilmington, OH, we focus on education as much as treatment. We want you to understand what qualifies you for certain treatments, what sort of myths there are about treatments, and what you can reasonably expect from any option you choose. Because Invisalign is such a new arrival in the world of orthodontics, it has some myths and misunderstandings.
One of the strangest misconceptions about Invisalign is that they are somehow less effective than standard braces. The truth is this: they are an alternative to braces, and work entirely differently. They are ideal for certain issues and less ideal for others – just as braces are – and they are not more or less effective, just different.
They are far more expensive
Another of the unusual misconceptions about Invisalign is their cost. While someone who finds themselves using several sets of aligners is going to face higher costs, that does not mean that any Invisalign treatment is more expensive than braces. This factor varies, and as your orthodontist, we will review pricing with you.
They are clear braces
Again, this is one of the common misconceptions about Invisalign. They are not braces, and they do not work the same. Not everyone qualifies for Invisalign or braces, and they are a good option when one won’t work as well for your needs as the other.
Upkeep is difficult
This is absolutely the reverse of the truth. You wear aligners for two to three weeks, pop them off to eat, drink and clean the teeth and gums, and that’s it. Visits to the orthodontist are the same as with braces and upkeep is minimal.
Anyone can fit them
Only a skilled orthodontist should assess you for Invisalign and oversee your progress once your trays arrive.
Contact Our Wilmington, OH Orthodontist for Invisalign Today!
If you have additional questions about misconceptions about Invisalign, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Wilmington, OH office at 937-748-0505. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. For more information about Invisalign, read our other pages: Invisalign Overview, and Who is a Candidate for Invisalign?