Invisalign: Fact or Fiction

Choosing an orthodontic treatment plan can feel overwhelming. With so many options to choose from, you might find yourself Googling the best and worst ways to treat your teeth — it’s probably how you found this article, too! Although Google can be a great tool for research, sometimes you may find misleading answers that paint treatment plans like Invisalign in a bad light without the facts to back it up.

At Petrunic Orthodontics, we love Invisalign! There are many Invisalign myths on the internet that just aren’t true, and that’s why our team came together to help you sort facts from fiction. Let’s get going!

Is Invisalign Uncomfortable? 

Fiction: Invisalign is one of our most comfortable treatment plans. 

Like many other patients, you may have heard that Invisalign clear aligners are a painful way to straighten your smile. Luckily, the idea that Invisalign is excessively uncomfortable is a myth! Orthodontic treatment often gets a bad rep when it comes to comfortability and pain.

From start to finish, Invisalign clear aligners are one of our most comfortable treatment options. With the iTero Digital Impression system, we won’t have to take goopy impressions at the beginning of your treatment process. 

Unlike the bulky brackets and wires of traditional braces, Invisalign is made of a series of clear plastic trays that won’t dig into your lips or cheeks. Additionally, Dr. Petrunic customizes each set of trays for such a snug fit you may not even feel like you’re wearing aligners! 

What’s more is that with Invisalign, you won’t have to worry about certain foods causing a bracket to pop loose, and you won’t have to change your diet. Invisalign aligners from Petrunic Orthodontics are removable so that you can eat in peace. 

Is It Easy To Take Care of Invisalign? 

Fact: Invisalign is low-maintenance and reliable. 

With the advanced technology and cutting-edge tools that Invisalign uses, some of our patients are concerned that Invisalign requires more work than traditional braces. Maybe you’re worried that the plastic trays are harder to clean or may break more easily. Fortunately, that couldn’t be further from the truth. 

Invisalign clear aligners from Petrunic Orthodontics are even easier to take care of than traditional metal braces! Whereas metal braces are fixed to your teeth for the duration of treatment, Invisalign aligners are removable. That makes them easier to clean. 

Plus, since you take them out to eat, play sports, or practice your instrument, these activities don’t put your treatment at risk like they might with traditional braces. 

Invisalign: Fact or Fiction

I Keep Seeing Invisalign Teen – Does That Mean Invisalign Only Works For Teens? 

Fiction: Invisalign works for children, teens, and adults. 

One of the myths surrounding Invisalign treatment is that it is only for teens who prefer not to wear braces. This is a common misconception with almost all treatment plans, and Invisalign is no different. Many people worry that Invisalign won’t work for adults, but thankfully, this one is pure fiction!

Petrunic Orthodontics’s Invisalign treatment program works for teens and adults alike. Our Invisalign clear aligners are perfect for adults looking for a more discreet treatment option than traditional metal braces. The transparent trays are hardly noticeable, so only you and Dr. Petrunic will know you’re undergoing treatment.

Invisalign treatment is an excellent option no matter your age!

Is Invisalign As Effective As Braces? 

Fact: Invisalign is a great way to straighten smiles. 

When our doctors first meet with patients, one of their biggest concerns is whether or not Invisalign can straighten their teeth as well as traditional metal braces. You may be wondering the same thing. This myth tries to convince people that clear trays don’t work as well as metal braces. There are also rumors that an Invisalign smile doesn’t last as long. Dr. Petrunic is ready to put this fiction to rest!

When choosing Invisalign from Petrunic Orthodontics, you choose a long-lasting, beautifully straight smile. The truth is, Invisalign is just as effective as metal braces. Although we may recommend metal braces for more severe malocclusions or other more serious orthodontic issues, Invisalign is highly effective for most patients with mild to moderate conditions.

I Heard Invisalign Is Way Too Expensive. Is That True? 

Fiction: Payment plans make Invisalign an affordable treatment option. 

It’s common for patients to hear words like “smart” and “pro”  and worry that the cutting-edge treatment plan they desire is out of their league, affordability-wise. We’re here to let you know that even though Invisalign is one of the best treatment plans technology can offer, that doesn’t mean it is too expensive. 

At Petrunic Orthodontics, we believe that you deserve the treatment option that is right for you to get the smile of your dreams. If you’re looking to get Invisalign, but are worried about how you’ll pay for it, worry no more!

Our office accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans. We also offer flexible payment plans that make your Invisalign treatment an affordable reality. 

Invisalign: Fact or Fiction

Trust The Experts At Petrunic Orthodontics! 

Dr. Petrunic spent 11 years training as an orthodontist to give you expert tips for aligning your smile. He’s here to tell you: don’t believe the myths about Invisalign! This comfortable, effective, and discreet treatment method is one of the best ways to get the smile you love. 

To find out if Invisalign is the right treatment plan for you, contact our office in Prattville to schedule your free consultation today!