Is Choosing Invisalign Your Right Choice

invisalign was launched in 1999 and it was made available to dentists to give treatment in 2002. It is a great alternative to traditional braces because just like its name implies, Invisalign is quite invisible, making it more preferable for people who do not have complex teeth problems and people who want an orthodontic treatment without the changes in facial look associated with traditional braces treatment.

Invisalign and traditional braces are both used for correcting crooked teeth or for teeth straightening; however if you are considering invisalign, knowing some facts about it could help you know if choosing it would be the right choice or not.



  1. They are quite invisible, so for people to notice you are wearing braces, they will have to get really close or look closely at your teeth. Invisalign are clear and do not need to be concealed.

  2. Aligners are comfortable and very easy to maintain. You do not need the help of your dentist to clean and monitor them. You can easily clean them on your own.

  3. When you have traditional braces fixed, you have to stay away from foods that can break the brackets or pull off the wires, e.g. popcorn, candies and chewing gum. However, with invisalign, there is no limit to the types of food you can eat.

  4. Invisalign are removable so you can remove them anytime you want them out of your mouth. This is impossible with traditional braces because they stay fixed for the duration of your orthodontist treatment and they can only be removed by an orthodontist.

  5. They may take more time to straighten the teeth because most users take them out for a long time. The more aligners stay removed from the teeth, the more time it will take them to straighten the teeth.

  6. Invisalign can get lost or contaminated because they can be removed at the user’s discretion.

  7. Since invisalign can be removed at the user’s discretion, using them requires a lot of self-discipline. Therefore, if you are a kind of person who is quite forgetful or if you know you will find it hard to wear your aligners without frequently removing them, then invisalign may not be for you.

  8. Invisalign are more expensive than traditional braces. Opting for invisalign treatment is a large investment that can set you back many thousands of dollars.

  9. Unlike with traditional braces that requires visiting the dentist monthly, when you use invisalign, you will only have to visit the dentist every six weeks to check your progress and get new aligners.

  10. Aligners make it easy for you to brush and floss your teeth.

The facts above should help you decide the right treatment for you between traditional braces and invisalign. However, if these facts doesn’t seem enough to convince you that invisalign is the right choice for you or not the right choice for you, the next thing to do is to visit an orthodontist for advice.