Invisalign: Fact or Fiction

As you gear yourself up for all the new beginnings that 2023 may bring, are you considering orthodontics? Many adults and teens love the fresh start that orthodontics can bring to life, with a dazzling smile and better oral health.

Before getting started, you may want to learn about your options. Hamer & Glassick Orthodontics in Charlottesville and Crozet is the perfect place to learn about which kinds of orthodontic treatments are available, and what works best for you and your needs. 

One treatment that they offer is Invisalign–a sequence of clear, plastic retainers that shift your teeth into alignment. 

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Working over a series of months, Invisalign is the easy and nearly invisible alternative to braces. It has been around for about 20 years, and yet there are still many misconceptions about it. Let’s go through some of the common misconceptions about Invisalign so that you can be even more confident that you are making the best possible choice for your smile.  

Fact: The Invisalign system is not difficult to maintain

Like all orthodontic treatments, Invisalign requires patient compliance in order to be efficient and effective. That said, out of all the treatment options, Invisalign is typically the easiest! All you need to do is learn how to take out your retainers and put them back in after eating, brushing, and flossing. Simple daily rinsing and brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush is often enough to clean them, but you can also soak them in a denture cleaning fluid recommended by your orthodontist if needed.

Just be sure to never pull the wrap-it-in-a-napkin-and-accidentally-throw-it-away trick! Keep your case on hand for easy storage instead. 

Fiction: Invisalign takes longer than traditional braces

There are two big factors that impact how long your orthodontics will take. 

  1. Your unique needs. 

The current state of your teeth, your bite, and your oral hygiene will impact how long your orthodontics will take, and

  1. Your compliance with the process

It won’t matter if you have braces, Invisalign, or something else–if you aren’t doing your part, your orthodontics will take way longer. 

All that said, typically Invisalign doesn’t take any longer than braces, and in some cases, can be faster!

Fiction: Invisalign costs more than other options 

When Invisalign first hit the market 20 years ago, many people marveled at the simplicity and exorbitant cost of this new orthodontic option. Since then, Invisalign has become a mainstream product and is recommended frequently by Dr. Hamer and Glassick for their patients. It’s also become more affordable! Most of the time, Invisalign has a comparable price to traditional braces, depending on your unique needs.

Invisalign: Fact or Fiction

Fact: You’ll Find Your Best Smile with Hamer & Glassick Orthodontics!

Trust us with your smile, and you’ll see results you love! If you are interested in trying Invisalign retainers, get in touch with one of our offices in Charlottesville or Crozet to schedule a free consultation. You can discuss your options with Dr. Hamer or Dr. Glassick and see if Invisalign is a good fit for you!