Heard that Invisalign can’t treat overbites? Myths about clear braces debunked by Dee Kay Dental

When you are an adult who has misaligned teeth, even smiling in group photos can feel intimidating. And of course, this can also negatively impact your self-esteem.

In years gone by, the only way to correct orthodontic issues in adulthood was to use metal braces, but this was often embarrassing, forcing many people to simply get used to their misaligned smiles.

Fast forward to the last 15 years or so in orthodontics, and there is now a way for most people with a misalignment to get the smile that they have always wanted without the drawbacks of metal orthodontic appliances. Best of all, most orthodontic patients are suitable for them!

When you want a straighter smile without the use of metal braces, talk to our team at Dee Kay Dental about the use of our clear braces in Sheffield. For the sake of clarity, in this article, we will be exploring Invisalign; one of the world’s frontrunners in discreet orthodontics and one of the most popular options among adults.

So, what are some of the most common myths surrounding invisible aligners and clear braces in Sheffield?

Invisalign takes longer than regular orthodontics

No, it doesn’t.

When it comes to clear braces in Sheffield (and aligners), the treatment time is often between 3-6 months, versus an average of 18 months with orthodontic braces for most adults.

But your treatment time will differ from other people’s, so for a more definitive answer to the timeline, you can expect, talk to our team.

Invisalign only works for adults

It is true that Invisalign was initially designed for use by adults. But as the technology around the aligner has progressed, it is now possible to use it to treat misalignment problems in teenagers.

Watch this space, as the company Invisalign is looking to develop a brand for children in the near future, so soon, children wearing orthodontic braces and aligners may be a thing of the past.

Invisalign is expensive

This is a concern and myth that many people have heard about Invisalign.

Many surgeries that offer this aligner, including ours, are able to offer our patients financing options, which will help you break down the final cost into affordable monthly payments to fit your budget.

Invisalign cannot treat overbites

Some overbites are quite complex and will require a fitted or orthodontic brace or aligner to correct.

However, depending on the severity of the overbite, our team may be able to treat it using Invisalign. The only way we can know for sure is if you book a consultation, so if you are fed up with your overbite, feel free to get in touch.

Invisalign doesn’t work long term

Assuming that you stick with the treatment as scheduled and adhere to the wearing of the retainer once the process is complete, there is no reason why Invisalign won’t work in the long run.

Of course, if you have concerns that your teeth are falling out of alignment, contact our team at Dee Kay Dental.