Common Myths Surrounding Braces and Invisalign

When new patients come into our office for a consultation, we often have to address numerous misconceptions regarding orthodontics or our treatment process. Our staff receives many questions from current and prospective clients, and they typically revolve around myths that seem to persist. If you have any lingering concerns about our methods and practices, including braces and Invisalign, look no further. In this article, we’ll be addressing some of the most common myths surrounding our two most popular treatment options. Let’s get into it!

Myth: Braces and Invisalign are only useful for cosmetic purposes.

Fact: While cosmetics may be the driving force behind the initial decision, braces and Invisalign can actually be extremely beneficial to your oral health. Straight teeth are much easier to clean with floss and a toothbrush. Cleaner teeth mean less plaque buildup, which means fewer cavities and decreased risk of gingivitis.

Myth: Treatment is extremely painful.

Fact: Because your teeth are moving and shifting, there may be some slight discomfort after an adjustment or getting a new set of Invisalign trays. But many patients report that the discomfort is short-lived, and they soon forget all about it.

Myth: Braces are only for kids and teens, and Invisalign are only for adults.

Fact: Straightening treatments can be for people of all ages! Here at Noble Orthodontics, we offer Invisalign Teen for teenagers who want a clear alternative to traditional braces. For adults, it’s never too late to seek orthodontic treatment.

Myth: Invisalign is so much more expensive than braces.

Fact: This is not always the case. According to professionals in the industry, the entire Invisalign treatment process tends to run about the same cost as a new set of braces. You’re looking at paying roughly $4,000 to $7,000 to have your teeth straightened, regardless of your preferred treatment method.

Myth: My case is too complex to treat.

Fact: Don’t underestimate the effectiveness of orthodontic treatment. Braces are best for heavy-duty correction and realignment, but Invisalign is no slouch when it comes to addressing common problems such as gaps, overbite, underbite, and crossbite. Come in for a consultation, and we’ll provide our expert opinion on the best way to straighten your smile.

Questions? Contact Noble Orthodontics!

If you have any further questions or concerns that were not addressed in the sections above, please feel free to reach out to our office directly. Get in touch with us by filling out the form on our website to request an appointment, or call, text, or email to speak with one of our staff members. We look forward to hearing from you!