Published on June 23, 2021, Updated on January 27, 2022
Because of the advancements in dentistry, we can have a beautiful smile without suffering from the disadvantages of traditional braces. One of the reasons Invisalign is the best treatment to correct the alignment of the teeth is that it doesn’t use metal brackets and wires that show up when you talk or smile which is known for in metal braces. Invisalign is completely invisible to the naked eye but can still perform the task of correcting the bite alignment of the teeth.
Have you decided to undergo this treatment? If so, keep reading this post to learn from the common mistakes:
Not Seeing the Right Specialist
When looking for the right type of dental treatment, you need to go to a qualified orthodontist. Orthodontists have completed special training and education which makes them highly qualified for this field.
Not Researching First
Before making an appointment, you need to do proper research first. This will help you feel better during the consultation and you’ll have an idea on what your orthodontist is talking about. Make sure to write down the questions you’ll ask to your specialist so you won’t forget it. Additionally, request before and after photos of his or her work. Sometimes it is not all about the number of patients they treat, but the quality of work they’ve done.
Learn about Are braces better than Invisalign?
Not Understanding the Invisalign Ranking System
Now that you’ve done your research and have decided who to with your treatment, there are other things you need to be wary about. Invisalign has a series of ranks. Orthodontists are ranked according to the number of patients they treated with these aligners. The ranking are as follows:
There are also rankings with plus in the title – this shows the level of experience they have on a particular level. Expect that the higher the rank of the orthodontist, the better the result. For instance, VIP Diamond Plus orthodontists have the best quality of care and also expect to pay a higher price.
Not Wearing Your Aligners for the Required Time Frame
The advantage of these aligners is that you can remove it when you eat, drink, clean your teeth, or play sports. But do not forget to wear it back for the rest of the day. Do not skip a day or more not wearing it because the teeth can easily shift back which can lengthen the treatment time. It will also be more expensive as you’ll be buying a new set of aligners as your old set can no longer do its purpose of aligning your teeth into its desired position.
Expecting it to work Immediately
There are a lot of reasons people love Invisalign over traditional orthodontic treatment, but do not expect that results happen overnight. Expect to see results in six to twelve months. It is possible for your teeth to improve during the treatment time, but that doesn’t mean that you have to stop wearing it. Consult your orthodontist first to find out if you are safe not to wear these aligners anymore.
Further Reading: Benefits of Invisalign Treatment
- Invisalign: How it works and what it costs? (n.d.).
- A Billion-Dollar Orthodontics Business https://www.forbes.com/sites/michelatindera/2017/04/25/out-of-silicon-valley-a-billion-dollar-orthodontics-business-built-with-plastic-and-patents/
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