Does Invisalign discolour your teeth? Myths about this brace debunked
By Hannah Kemp 06th Jan 2021
When it comes to dental care and orthodontics, it is fair to say that most people have heard things that aren’t necessarily true!
As the area of adult-based orthodontics is quite new, many people are confused about whether or not they are suited to wearing an adult aligner or brace. While this is totally understandable, there are also a few myths circulating about clear and invisible braces, which may be deterring people who could benefit from them the most from seeking them out. Yikes!
If you are uncertain if an adult brace is for you, or you have heard a myth about them, come along to Buttercup 7 Day Dental Care. Our team are experts in all areas of adult orthodontics, and can even offer our suitable patients Invisalign in Glasgow. We will oversee your treatment with any brace you are suited to and will ensure that your oral health is kept in top condition too.
But, like most things, Invisalign in Glasgow has been the subject of some rather unfortunate mistruths. In this article, our team at Buttercup 7 Day Dental dispel the myths surrounding this invisible brace. Enjoy!
It is more uncomfortable than a regular brace
Let’s look at the target of action; with regular braces, your teeth are pulled into their new position using ‘tightening’ procedures and adjustments of the wires. Therefore, the pressure is applied to your jaw to move your teeth.
With Invisalign in Glasgow, the aligners gently push your teeth into their new position over several days, allowing for a more comfortable experience.
Your teeth will turn yellow
Again, this myth is probably based on a lack of information about how this brace works.
As it involves a set of custom-made aligners which will require changing every 2 weeks, it is unlikely that wearing this brace will turn your teeth yellow. And as it is fully removable, you can easily keep up a good level of dental hygiene!
You will need to wear the brace for longer
This brace has an average treatment time of 6 months but some patients may need to wear it for longer, depending on the severity of the misalignment.
For this myth, we cannot outwardly state that it is false, but in general, this brace takes less time to move teeth than traditional options.
You can get the same brace online for cheaper
No, you can’t!
There are many mimic braces available online which bypass the need for a dental visit. As such, they are surrounded by a myriad of issues and may actually worsen any misalignment that you may have. If you want to straighten your teeth as an adult, talk to our team at Buttercup 7 Day Dental!
This brace is too expensive for most people to afford
Whichever brace you use as an adult, it is going to appear costly.
At Buttercup 7 Day Dental, we can offer suitable patients payment plans and financing options, to help break the cost down into affordable monthly payments. Perfect!