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Types of Invisalign and their pros and cons

Posted on 13/06/2019
Types of Invisalign and their pros and cons

We’ve already discussed the type of orthodontics that has revolutionized the world of braces: Invisalign. So today we want to answer some of our patient’s most frequently asked questions about this treatment.

Today's post takes a more in-depth look at these revolutionary aligners and go over the advantages and disadvantages of Invisalign invisible orthodontics.

But before we start, it’s important to know about the different types of Invisalign on the market:

Types of Invisalign

Invisalign Full. These aligners are recommended in the most complex cases, like extremely crowded teeth or severe bite issues. This design makes it possible to treat any problem the patient has, be it alignment and/or malocclusion.

Invisalign Lite. This type of aligner is restricted to patients who only need small adjustments to their teeth (to correct slight overlaps or gaps). 

Invisalign Teen. As the name suggests, this type of orthodontics is designed with younger patients (especially teens) in mind. They move teeth into position, correcting issues with permanent teeth.

Now that you know what different types of Invisalign are available, read what some of our patients have to say about the pros and cons of this treatment:

Disadvantages of Invisalign

  • Discipline and patience.Being consistent –removing the aligners to eat, brushing, and then putting them back in– is difficult for many patients, who sometimes forget to put the aligner back in.
  • Cost.The cost of Invisalign is somewhat higher compared to removable and fixed orthodontic appliances. However, the vast majority of patients report satisfaction with this treatment and say that it is worth every penny.
  • Bruxism.Dentists should determine if the patient has bruxism, because patients who clench or grind their teeth can damage the aligners.

Advantages of Invisalign

  • Better appearance. There’s no better option in terms of aesthetics: since they are clear, others can’t see them.
  • Painless.Metal braces are uncomfortable for most wearers and can cause rubbing, scrapes, or even sores that make these braces difficult to live with. This doesn’t happen with Invisalign, breaking the cycle of discomfort.
  • Convenience. As we’ve discussed, Invisalign is a type of aligner that can be taken on and off. So patients have no food or drink restrictions, simply taking off the appliance to eat and brush and then putting it back in again.
  • Fewer patient restrictions.Patients withInvisalign have no restriction and can live a normal social and professional life.
  • Design.We’ve mentioned several different types of these invisible orthodontics, and Invisalign is designed by and for the patient, making each design unique and custom-made.
  • Quick. Invisalign works faster than conventional braces.

The advantages of Invisalign invisible orthodontics far outweigh the disadvantages and increasingly more patients opt for this type of treatment. Make an appointment with our Casanova25 orthodontic specialist to learn more about how Invisalign can work for you.

Dr. María de la Sota

Dr. María de la Sota

Specialist in Implantology and Endodontics