Are you considering Invisalign in Los Angeles? Invisalign braces are not what you traditionally think of when considering braces. Normally people think about the constant tightening of metal required to keep steady pressure on teeth.
However, Invisalign is not made out of metal. Rather, it is made out of clear plastic. Additionally, instead of being worn like traditional braces that stay on your mouth for a year, they are worn for two weeks at a time and then switched out with new custom made aligners to continue the pressure on your teeth as they realign themselves.
If you are considering Invisalign in Los Angeles, you will need to make sure you have the facts right. Unfortunately, there are a lot of false myths out there.
First, some people believe that Invisalign does not work as well as metal braces to correct over bites, under bites, overcrowding and spacing. However, this is not true. Invisalign works just as effectively to create pressure and push your teeth into alignment. Fortunately, unlike metal braces, with Invisalign this is accomplished without the discomfort of metal braces.
Additionally, some people believe that any dentist can apply Invisalign. However, only dentists who have undergone training with Invisalign can apply them effectively. According to studies, in 2007 there were over 20,000 dentists trained in the application of Invisalign.
Another myth is that Invisalign costs make them unaffordable for most people. However, the costs are not out of line with the expense of metal braces. You can also check with your insurance to see if the costs will be covered.
Lastly, another myth is that Los Angeles Invisalign takes longer than metal braces to align and correct your teeth. This is not true.
If you want to find out if this is a good option for you, schedule an appointment with your Los Angeles Invisalign dentist and find get the facts about what treatment options are best for you, including your long-term goals and cost.
Do you live in Los Angeles and are interested in Invisalign? If so, contact us today at Dr. Jamie Sands.