16th May 2020

Invisalign: True or False

Invisalign, the transparent aligner system, has helped millions of teens and adults achieve straight, perfect-looking teeth and properly aligned bites discreetly. Although, there is still a large number of misconceptions and fibs surrounding the Invisalign procedure. Lion Dental Centre is here to set the record straight by busting these rumors and giving you the cold hard facts.

Woman holding Invisalign braces in Stourbridge

False: Invisalign can cause your speech to change

This statement is FALSE. Once you receive your Invisalign clear aligners and you first click them into place, you may feel a slight pressure in the mouth. Because the aligners slightly sit where your tongue would rest on the roof of your mouth, it can cause the tongue to move differently around the teeth, which can affect the pronunciation of some letters. In shorter terms, you may find for the first 2-3 days that your aligners are forcing a lisp. This is totally normal as you’re not normally used to having something fit around your teeth for a long period of time. The lisp should go away after a couple of days once your mouth has adjusted to the aligners. 

True: You can eat whatever you like

Now this one is TRUE! If you were to have traditional braces you would usually need to change your diet so it fits around the brace’s maintenance, however with Invisalign braces in Stourbridge, you can remove them to eat or drink and place them back in once you’re done. As long as you rinse your aligners well and clean your teeth after every meal, you’re free to eat whatever you like, whenever you like. 

False: Invisalign is only for minor cosmetic issues

FALSE! In reality, Invisalign can help correct both cosmetic and functional orthodontic problems such as an overbite, gaps, crossbite, crowded teeth, open bite, and underbite. In fact, Invisalign works just as well as traditional braces do – just without wires and brackets. Only in extreme cases will an orthodontist suggest another approach besides Invisalign.

True: Invisalign is almost unnoticeable  

Just a straight fact! Unlike every other tooth straightening process, Invisalign is almost completely invisible due to its transparent appearance. This means that you can go about your day without feeling like people have noticed you’re undergoing a teeth-straightening process. Smiling with confidence while having real-time-straightening has never been so easy.

Now we’ve cleared up those Invisalign rumors, why not book a consultation at our dental practice here in Stourbridge? Simply visit our contact page to get in touch, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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