When it comes to straightening teeth, orthodontists have a few options to choose from. Traditional braces are still the most popular choice, but Invisalign is becoming increasingly popular. So, what do orthodontists really think of Invisalign?Invisalign is a great option for patients with mild to moderate misalignment. It uses a series of clear aligners to gradually move teeth into the desired position.
The aligners are comfortable and virtually invisible, making them a great choice for those who want to maintain their appearance while undergoing treatment. However, for patients with very misaligned teeth, braces are the best option. Sometimes, you need to twist your teeth as part of the straightening process. Invisalign can't do this as effectively as braces, so it's not always the best choice for more severe cases. In conclusion, Invisalign, in the hands of an experienced office, can now outperform orthopedic appliances in most cases.
Computer modeling of treatment involves a very direct predetermined course of treatment, compared to a series of evaluations and readjustments with orthopedic appliances. Aligners are also more comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and more hygienic than traditional braces. Despite this, economic factors, experience, professional preferences and training mean that the profession is slow to adopt changes. The first time you try Invisalign aligners, you may find it difficult to pronounce certain words. Overall, orthodontists are increasingly recognizing the benefits of Invisalign and recommending it as an alternative to traditional braces. It's important to consult with an experienced orthodontist to determine which treatment option is best for you.