Pros And Cons Of Invisalign


Invisalign Sydney is a custom aligner which is replaced after every two weeks or a period of six to eight months or even longer depending upon the severity of the misalignment. Similarly like the mouth or dental retainer (Designed to prevent the teeth from shifting out of place), the Invisalign is used for orthodontic treatment for moving and aligning the teeth properly.

Pros of Invisalign

1. It is invisible

The first reason that majority of the patients prefer Invisalign aligner as compared to the traditional metal braces is that they are not visible. Since they are invisible, the most important benefit they have is that they will perfect your smile preventing the embarrassment a person faces because of the traditional metal braces.

2. Are easily removable

Everyone one knows that the traditional metal brace is not removed until or unless the entire process is completed. This makes it difficult for the patient to clean his teeth and maintain oral hygiene. The reason is that the food gets stuck in the traditional metal braces making the cleaning process very harder for the patient and resulting in the unwanted plaque buildup.  On the other hand, the Invisalign aligners can be easily removed for cleaning your teeth so that there is no unwanted buildup of the plaque. Another benefit of these easily removable aligners is that they allow you to eat anything whether it is popcorn, caramel or the corn on the cob.

3. They are comfortable

The traditional metal braces are nothing but a disaster as they can cause more emergencies like a poking wire or a broken bracket; they will always make you uncomfortable. Traditional metal braces can cause irritation, discomfort and even sores as they are continuously rubbing with the side of your mouth. But this is not the case with the Invisalign aligners because they have a smooth plastic surface that won’t provide any discomfort to your mouth.

4. Are safer as compared to the metal braces

According to many health professionals the traditional metal braces continuously release toxins in the mouth which is quite harmful to the individual’s health. On the other hand, the Invisalign aligners are a complete solution to these harmful toxins as it has BPA-free plastic liners.

Cons of Invisalign

1. Needs Full Cooperation

If you do not follow your dentist’s instructions regarding the Invisalign aligner then you won’t see the desired results. Aligners should be worn for an average of 22 hours a day but if you are not the rule follower then the Invisalign aligner is definitely not for you.

2. Requires Frequent Teeth Cleaning

If you are using the Invisalign aligner then you should definitely provide proper attention towards oral hygiene. After every food consumption, you must brush and floss thoroughly. Although it is a bit annoying in the beginning several patients have seen tremendous benefits of improved oral hygiene during the Invisalign treatment.