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Pros and Cons of Invisalign

It’s a challenging choice. You want to straighten your teeth, but you’re comparing the advantages and disadvantages of braces vs. Invisalign and need to decide which route to go.

Receiving professional guidance from your orthodontist is crucial since the type of orthodontic treatment ideal for you will also rely on the kind of orthodontic issue you need to fix. For some patients, Invisalign may not be the best option.

This article lists numerous advantages and disadvantages of Invisalign to help you make an informed choice.

The Advantages of Invisalign

1- Invisalign Looks Better.

The fact that the retainers are virtually invisible is Invisalign’s main advantage. Adult patients appreciate that their coworkers and customers cannot tell they are receiving orthodontic treatment. Insecure teenagers do too.

2Aligners can be taken out to eat.

People often ask us, “Do you always have to wear Invisalign?” For Invisalign to work best, you must wear it for 20 to 22 hours daily. You can take your aligners out when you eat. This means you don’t have to change what or how you eat. Some types of food are hard or painful to eat when you have braces.

3-It’s easier to brush your teeth and floss.

As well as when eating and drinking, you’ll also remove your Invisalign retainers to brush your teeth. With nothing on your teeth to worry about, you can continue brushing and flossing as you did previously.

Invisalign Disadvantages

1-Putting your aligners in and taking them out can be Inconvenient.

Before you eat or drink anything other than water, you must take out your aligners. When you’re in public, you should take out your aligners quietly, so you don’t lose them. It would be best to brush your teeth before turning your aligners on. Bits of food can stop your teeth from moving and make your aligners look dirty. You also have a greater chance of getting cavities and having bad breath.

2-Patients need to be disciplined.

Being able to remove your aligners is both a pro and a con. The aligners will only stay in your mouth for 22 hours if you discipline yourself about putting them in after eating or brushing. The results of your treatment may only be as good if the aligners are worn for as long as they should be. Typically, Invisalign treatment fails because patients do not wear the aligners as prescribed.


Invisalign can be as expensive as braces because of advancements in 3D scanning technology. Your Orthodontist may discuss the possibility of finalizing tooth positions with braces if your specific problem cannot be treated by Invisalign alone. This may result in more expensive treatment.

When deciding which orthodontic treatment to get, there are many things to consider. Decide which pros or cons are most important to you to help you decide. Most of all, you should ask your dentist. Make sure you know everything you need to make a good decision.