7 Common Clear Aligner Misconceptions
Crooked smile owners rejoice! Clear Aligners will straighten your teeth without making you the centre of 'train track' jokes, making you feel uncomfortable, or causing you to break the bank. However, despite all of these advantages, some common misconceptions about clear aligners prevent many people from taking the plunge and getting the smile they deserve.
So allow us to dispel some of the most common myths about clear aligners.
MYTH #1: CLEAR ALIGNERS AREN'T AS EFFECTIVE AS BRACES
We're unsure where this myth originated, but it's an absolute load of hooey. Aligners are privately moulded to fit each individual's teeth and provide the same degree of correction as braces. However, aligners offer more convenience, comfort, and cleaning ease than traditional braces do.
MYTH #2: ALIGNERS ARE LESS EFFECTIVE FOR PEOPLE AGED 30 AND ABOVE
This simply isn't true; Aligners can be used at any age and are just as effective for adults as they are for adolescents. In addition, aligners are practically invisible to the naked eye, making them discreet and often the preferred way to straighten your teeth.
MYTH #3: ALIGNERS ARE ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT THEIR APPEARANCE
Aesthetics play a significant role in why people opt for Aligners, but many other benefits have nothing to do with looks. For example, aligners can help improve oral health, as straight teeth make cleaning easier, reducing the risk of periodontal disease and cavities. Aligners can also improve speech and make eating easier by reducing the risk of jaw pain. Aligners provide all of these benefits without the hassle of traditional braces.
MYTH #4: ALIGNERS ARE MORE UNCOMFORTABLE THAN BRACES
Most patients report mild discomfort when first putting in an Aligner tray, but this sensation typically subsides within a few days. Aligners are made of medical-grade plastic, which is much softer than traditional braces and provides more flexibility for comfort.
MYTH #5: HAVING YOUR TEETH STRAIGHTENED IS TOO EXPENSIVE
The cost of Aligners depends on the complexity of your case and how long you need to wear them, but Aligners are generally more affordable than braces. Aligners also typically require fewer office visits and less effort to maintain, which can further reduce costs.
View the Bitesoft Co. Treatment Pricing guide here.
MYTH #6: ALIGNERS ARE SLOWER THAN TRADITIONAL BRACES
We call MAJOR BS on this one! Aligner treatment times vary depending on the complexity of your teeth and desired outcome, but Aligners are typically as fast (or even faster) than traditional braces.
P.S. Depending on the severity of your alignment, a Bitesoft Co treatment plan will typically see results within 4-12 months.
MYTH #7: ALIGNERS WILL CAUSE A LISP
This myth likely comes from Aligners providing more flexibility than traditional braces, which can cause speech impediments. In addition, aligners are designed to be comfortable and offer natural-sounding speech, so you don't need to worry about having a lisp.
Now that we've cleared up these common misconceptions about Aligners, all that's left is for you to decide to get the smile you deserve. Whether you're considering Aligners for the aesthetics or the oral health benefits, Aligners are a safe and effective way to achieve your goal. So go ahead and take that first step toward attaining straight teeth with Aligners!
At Bitesoft Co., our team is here to provide you with top-notch Aligner care. So don't hesitate to contact us today to learn more about Aligners and how they can help you get the smile of your dreams.