The 4Cs Behind The Stark Popularity Of Invisalign Aligners
Contrary to popular belief, Invisalign braces are not new to the orthodontic scene. These clear and seemingly invisible aligners were first invented in the late 1990s and have grown in popularity ever since. As an alternative to the traditional metal braces, these aligners are perfect for those who wish to align their teeth inconspicuously. Moreover, the results that Invisalign produces are both steady and satisfying, thus it’s no wonder why they’re the preferred choice amongst so many teens and adults alike.
There are multiple reasons why these aligners are the weapon of choice by those who wish to correct their misaligned teeth, and here are some of them.
Control And Precision
Unlike their traditional counterparts, Invisalign offers nearly instant gratification. These aligners will work to correct your teeth in the first usage, and the results are apparent. Using innovative 3D technology, there is less trial and error as your orthodontist prepares and plans every stage of the process.
That said, not all teeth are moved at the same time. Since these aligners can be specially curated to target specific teeth, it allows for a more precise and regulated process. Your teeth will be repositioned with calculated precision and pressure, so that the teeth shift accordingly to your needs and specifics.
Invisalign aligners are designed for you from start to finish. It works to correct your unique misalignment issue with cutting-edge 3D computer software that maps out your teeth. Moreover, you’d be able to note how the process will progress ahead of time, giving you the confidence you need when the treatment is going as expected.
Two of the main complaints about the traditional orthodontic options are the required food restriction and the hassle of cleaning any food remains that get stuck in between the brackets and wires. With Invisalign, you no longer need to worry about these inconveniences any longer! You can simply remove the aligners to eat the food you love and brush your teeth before putting them on again. Furthermore, they are exceptionally easy to clean as well!
Invisalign aligners are designed with the wearer’s comfort in mind. Not only are they designed to fit snuggly into your teeth, but they also don’t include any metals nor wires that would cause damage to the insides of your mouth. Their smooth finish also features no sharp edges that could cut the insides of your cheeks or gums.
Whilst they have more flexibility than the taut metal wires, do expect some pressure with each new set of Invisalign aligners. That said, this pressure is significantly less than your traditional braces, thus reducing any discomfort considerably.
Considerations To Take Note Of
With all these attractive attributes, surely there are some negatives as well. Invisalign has 2 disadvantages that may dissuade one from getting them.
One being, these clear aligners require dedication from the wearer. An Invisalign wearer has to wear their aligners for the majority of the day (20-22 hours), not eat with the aligners on, regularly clean them and finally, change them every 2 weeks. Responsibility is part of the treatment and if you wish to seek the best results, there’s no other way going about it.
The second attribute that may not dissuade one from opting Invisalign as their preferred orthodontic treatment is the high price point. In Singapore, Invisalign can range from SGD$7000 to SGD$9500 in total for the treatment. Some clinics do offer lower prices but they don’t include pre-treatment, mid-treatment and aftercare expenses. This price range can easily exceed one’s budget and if you are looking for cost-efficient orthodontic treatments, you may want to consider the traditional alternatives such as metal and ceramic braces instead.
If you’re looking to treat your misalignment and believe that Invisalign is the right one for you, schedule a consultation with our experienced orthodontists today! With Luminous Dental, your journey towards attaining the perfect smile has never been that much easier.