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Separating Myth from Fact Re: Invisalign in Boulder

September 7, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — @ 9:22 am

clear bracesInvisalign in Boulder is a popular method for improving the appearance of crooked, crowded, gapped, or otherwise misaligned teeth. It’s clear braces for older adults and teens — and that means you can enjoy a more confident, beautiful smile without sacrificing 2 or more years to metal brackets and wires.

You’ve probably heard about Invisalign, and maybe you even know someone who has done the treatment. Despite the growing popularity of clear braces, some myths still remain. Keep reading to learn more about what’s true and what’s not about Invisalign from your dentist in Boulder!

Myth: Invisalign Can’t Fix My Teeth

Fact: Invisalign can correct most common orthodontic issues.

If it’s treatable with conventional metal braces, Invisalign can most likely provide an effective treatment, too. That includes improving the alignment of gapped teeth, crowded teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite. Highly complex orthodontic cases may still require treatment with conventional braces, but most alignment issues can be improved with Invisalign.

Myth: Invisalign Isn’t as Effective as Traditional Braces

Fact: Invisalign uses the same orthodontic principles as conventional methods.

The Invisalign treatment method has been tested and proven effective over the course of 20 years and 4 million cases, and its technology has more than 700 patents. Invisalign provides a wonderful and highly effective alternative to conventional braces — and no other clear aligner system comes close to offering the same level of science and technology.

Myth: Invisalign Is Only for Adults

Fact: Older teens can benefit from Invisalign, too.

Invisalign is a wonderful option for adults and teens alike, thanks to a recent upgrade in the treatment system that keeps younger (and possibly forgetful) patients in mind. Compliance indicators that change from blue to clear can help to remind patients when it’s time to switch to the next aligner in the series.

Myth: The Invisalign Treatment Is Confusing

Fact: Removable aligners and a self-directed treatment offer a wealth of benefits.

Living with Invisalign is easy once you get used to it. Your dentist will provide you with all the information you need before you get started — like wear each treatment for 20 to 22 hours each day, and advance to the next aligner in the system after one to two weeks. Most patients don’t have any trouble at all complying with the Invisalign treatment.

Myth: Invisalign Is Too Expensive

Fact: When you visit Sage Dental Care, you benefit from high quality care that’s also affordable.

We work with most major dental insurance plans — and if your coverage includes orthodontics, that means it should also cover a portion of Invisalign. Our team can provide a verification of benefits to find out exactly what you are eligible for with your coverage. We also work with the third party financing group CareCredit.

About the Authors

The team of doctors at Sage Dental Care is committed to providing the very best in general, restorative, and cosmetic services in Boulder and the surrounding areas. Are you searching for a “dentist near me?” You’ve found us — now contact the office at 303-442-4555 to schedule an appointment today.

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