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Invisalign Myths

Invisalign braces are invisible braces that discreetly correct your smile. Unfortunately, many people don’t fully understand the benefits of Invisalign braces over traditional braces. If you are curious about Invisalign, check out these five common myths and learn the truth for yourself.

Myth 1: Invisalign Braces Work Slower Than Traditional Braces

Invisalign braces move teeth just as fast as traditional braces. Everyone’s mouth is different, so you can’t compare your treatment time to your friend’s treatment time, for example. Many factors affect how long your treatment will last, such as bite force, bone metabolism and the severity of your misalignment. This is the case whether you choose Invisalign or traditional braces. At Tribeca Dental Care, we’ll work with you every step of the way, so you know how long your Invisalign treatment is expected to last.

Myth 2: They Are Too Expensive

The truth is that the price of Invisalign aligners is quite comparable to the cost of traditional braces. The average cost of traditional metal braces is $4,937, and the average cost of Invisalign is $5,000. If you have dental insurance with orthodontia coverage that includes metal braces, it probably also covers Invisalign. Many people don’t realize this because Invisalign is often viewed as a cosmetic treatment, but it is the same type of treatment as metal braces. At Tribeca Dental Care, we even offer financing options so treatment is affordable.

Myth 3: The Aligners Are a Hassle

The plastic aligners are removable, and you have to remove them to eat and brush. Many people view this as a hassle, especially if you’re eating out with friends. When you think about it, the aligners are a lot less of a hassle than traditional braces. With traditional braces, you have to avoid certain foods like popcorn and gum because cleaning between your teeth is a nightmare thanks to the wires. With Invisalign, you simply remove them, so you can eat what you want and clean your teeth as you normally do.

Myth 4: Invisalign Is for Younger People

Braces are just for high school students, right? Wrong! Braces are perfectly acceptable at any age, but many adults are too embarrassed to walk around with a mouth full of metal. This is why Invisalign is ideal for adults. The aligners are clear, which makes them virtually invisible. No one will know you are even wearing them. Of course, Invisalign is great for teens, too. In fact, Invisalign Teen offers a treatment plan just for teens.

Myth 5: They Don’t Work Well

This is simply untrue. Invisalign braces can be used to correct almost every orthodontic problem. We, at Tribeca Dental Care, have the skill and experience to use Invisalign and give our valued customers the smile they desire.

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You don’t have to struggle with the embarrassment of crooked teeth or conspicuous metal braces. Invisalign invisible braces work just as well but fix your teeth without all the wires and brackets. If you’re ready to transform your smile, contact Tribeca Dental Care today.


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