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Las Vegas orthodontist on getting braces offInvisalign is a great option over traditional braces for those concerned about the aesthetics of traditional metal braces. Invisalign is a braces system that uses a series of clear aligners specifically designed for each individual patient. The patient inserts a new set of aligners every few weeks until the desired results, determined by the doctor and the patient before treatment starts, are achieved.

The Invisalign transparent aligners can be more comfortable to wear than traditional braces because they are lighter and less force and pressure is being placed on the teeth. Another big advantage to Invisalign treatment is that the aligners are removable, allowing patients to eat foods that traditional braces patients aren’t able to eat, and to brush their tooth more easily. Treatment times vary, but Invisalign treatment can be shorter than wearing traditional braces depending on the type of issues that each patient has. All of these points make it easy to see why Invisalign is such a popular treatment option, especially among adults.

There are instances, however, where Invisalign may not be as effective as other treatment options. There are certain issues that may be better resolved with traditional braces or lingual braces. This doesn’t mean that Invisalign will not be an option; it just means that there are other treatments that may be more effective or may solve the issues more expeditiously.

Perhaps the biggest barrier to Invisalign’s effectiveness, is patient compliance. If the patient cannot commit to wearing their aligners for the recommended amount of time each day (usually 22 hours), treatment may not yield optimal results. Breaking or losing aligners can prolong treatment time and can be very costly if done often.

If you are interested in Invisalign, come in for a free exam and consultation so that we can determine the best treatment plan together.