Approximately four million individuals are estimated to wear braces in the United States and Canada at any given time. However, advancements in orthodontics, particularly with options like Invisalign, have transformed the landscape of teeth straightening. Dr. Sindledecker, Dr. Saltz, and the team at Sindledecker Dentistry recognize the evolution of braces and address common questions about Invisalign:
1. Are they genuinely invisible? Yes, Invisalign’s clear liners are virtually invisible. This feature allows patients to undergo orthodontic treatment without visible braces, boosting their confidence in appearance.
2. Do Invisalign aligners have wires, rubber bands, and brackets? No, Invisalign offers a distinctive alternative to traditional braces. The treatment involves clear, removable aligners without wires, minimizing mouth irritation and eliminating the need for wire tightening during adjustment appointments.
3. Can I eat without restrictions with Invisalign? Yes, one of the advantages of Invisalign is the absence of food restrictions. Patients can remove the aligners while eating, enjoying any food, and then replace them after cleaning their teeth.
4. Is Invisalign more expensive than braces? The overall cost varies by patient and the extent of treatment needed. However, Invisalign is generally priced similarly to traditional braces, providing an affordable alternative.
5. How does brushing compare to conventional braces? In contrast to the challenges of brushing around metal brackets with traditional braces, Invisalign offers convenience. Patients can easily remove the aligners for regular brushing and flossing, maintaining optimal oral hygiene.
While Invisalign may not be suitable for every patient, its popularity continues to grow due to its comfort, convenience, and effective results. If you’re interested in exploring Invisalign as an orthodontic option, contact our Boca Raton office to schedule a consultation and learn more about this innovative approach.