Invisalign is esthetically appealing and removable (great for big events, weddings, etc).
Patients do not have to modify the foods they eat because they eat with the aligners out, lips and cheeks adapt a lot faster to aligners than to traditional braces.
Each “adjustment” (new aligner) is a very subtle correction (we generally change aligners every 2 weeks, as opposed to changing wires at every 6-8 weeks) so there is less discomfort/pressure associated with each adjustment.
Brushing and flossing can be carried out as usual as aligners from Invisalign OKC can be removed for cleaning.
No true emergencies – no broken brackets or pokey wires. If aligners are lost or broken, they can easily be replaced.
Treatment outcome is EXTREMELY related to patient cooperation – if the aligners are not worn for 22 hours/day, we will not get the expected/desired outcome.
Patients MUST remember to replace aligners after food/drinks/brushing.
May affect speech more than braces (because the plastic also sits on the tongue-side of the teeth, where many sounds for speech are produced).
Must be removed before eating or drinking anything except water, so patients cannot be sipping/snacking all day.
Cannot perform certain tooth movements (for example, retrieving impacted teeth – teeth that are stuck in the gums/bone and are not erupting properly on their own).