Brantford’s Top Orthodontist Debunks Common Invisalign Clear Aligner Myths

May 25, 2023

If you’re looking to find out more information about clear aligner teeth straightening treatments like Invisalign, check out this report from Schacher Orthodontics (844-996-9678).

A lot of people have been turning to clear aligner treatments like Invisalign to straighten their teeth. But in many cases, clear aligners aren't the right treatment for the job. As a result, Schacher Orthodontics wants to help you make an informed decision when it comes to straightening your teeth by providing some info on clear aligner treatments.

The report from the Brantford orthodontist analyzes the pros and cons of clear aligner teeth straightening treatments. Also included in the report are videos from the practice's founder and CEO, Dr. Victor R. Schacher, sharing his views and opinions.

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In recent years, clear aligners like Invisalign have become the preferred alternative to traditional teeth straightening treatments such as braces. Because they are removable, clear, and not fixed to the teeth, they provide you with the convenience, confidence, and comfort that metal braces don’t offer. However, clear aligners also have some downsides, and Schacher Orthodontics is hoping to make you aware of these drawbacks with their report.

According to Schacher Orthodontics, clear aligners are not capable of making the movements that braces are. Essentially, clear aligners “tip” your teeth but they don’t actually move them at the bone level. These “bodily movements,” as the report refers to them, are necessary for long-lasting results.

Additionally, despite what they advertise, clear aligners can end up taking longer than braces. This is because they rely on strict wearing schedules to work. If you don’t adhere to these schedules results can take more time to achieve.

The report also notes that many clear aligner manufacturers—most notably Invisalign—use untrained labourers to fabricate their aligners. This can lead to issues with quality control and ultimately hinder the effectiveness of your treatment plan. If you want to pursue clear aligners as a treatment, Schacher Orthodontics recommends buying your aligners from trusted American or Canadian manufacturers.

Another factor you need to consider regarding clear aligners is the cost. Generally speaking, clear aligners like Invisalign can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $8,500 depending on the severity of the issue being fixed, the number of appointments required, and the number of aligners that need to be manufactured. Consequently, traditional metal braces may not only be a more effective method of teeth straightening but in some cases could also be more affordable too.

Schacher Orthodontics is quick to point out, however, that in certain cases clear aligners may be the right treatment. Orthodontists need to look at your case carefully, using moulds, scans, and X-rays to determine which method of teeth straightening will be most effective for you. For example, for subtler shifting of the teeth, clear aligners might be recommended.

“With clear aligners, certain things can be done well and other things can’t,” said Dr. Schacher. “Each patient needs to be examined to determine what they really need for their final outcome. If you want Invisalign or any other clear aligner, put yourself in the hands of a good orthodontist who you trust."

Schacher Orthodontics does offer clear aligner treatments as part of its orthodontic services. However, as previously mentioned, the doctors at the practice prefer to consider all potential treatments to get you the best results possible. In terms of teeth straightening, they also offer traditional metal braces and ceramic braces.

About Schacher Orthodontics

With offices in Brantford, Hamilton East, and Simcoe, Schacher Orthodontics has been serving patients for over 40 years. They specialize in early orthodontic treatments for children and teens, as well as adults with non-surgical options.

Visit today and find out if clear aligners are right for you!

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