Invisalign: Fact or Fiction

With so many orthodontic treatment plans, choosing the right option for you can sometimes feel a little overwhelming — and with all the rumors and myths out there, it can feel impossible to sort fact from fiction!

When it comes to Invisalign clear aligners, you may have heard a lot of myths. Whether you’re concerned about comfort, treatment age, or expense, Dr. Scaffidi and the team at Scaffidi Orthodontics are here to get you the truth about Invisalign! Let’s get started. 

FICTION: Invisalign is High Maintenance

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. 

FACT: Invisalign is Low-Maintenance & Reliable

Invisalign clear aligners from Scaffidi 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. 

FICTION: Invisalign Treatment is Only For Teens

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!

FACT: Invisalign Works for Children, Teens, & Adults

Dr. Scaffidi’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. Scaffidi will know you’re undergoing treatment. 

Invisalign also has a series of trays specifically designed for teens. These trays come with compliance indicators to let Dr. Scaffidi know if they’re being worn as instructed, which means we can hold your teen accountable for treatment. 

Invisalign treatment is an excellent option no matter your age!

FICTION: Invisalign Doesn’t Work As Well As Traditional Braces

When Dr. Scaffidi first meets with patients, one of their biggest concerns is whether or not Invisalign can straighten their teeth as well as traditional metal braces, and you may be wondering the same thing. This myth tells people that because you’re being treated with clear trays, they aren’t as strong and durable as metal braces. There are also rumors that an Invisalign smile doesn’t last as long. Dr. Scaffidi is ready to put this fiction to rest!

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FACT: Invisalign is Highly Effective at Straightening Smiles

When you choose Invisalign from Scaffidi Orthodontics, you choose a long-lasting, beautifully straight smile. The truth is, Invisalign is just as effective as metal braces. Although Dr. Scaffidi 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.

FICTION: Invisalign Is Too Expensive

It’s common for patients to hear words like “modern” and “new” 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. 

FACT: Payment Plans Make Invisalign an Affordable Option

At Scaffidi 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. 

FICTION: Invisalign Is Uncomfortable

Orthodontic treatment often gets a bad rep when it comes to comfortability and pain. 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! 

FACT: Invisalign is One of Our Most Comfortable Treatment Plans

For several reasons, Invisalign clear aligners are one of our most comfortable treatment options. 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. Invisalign’s SmartTrack technology is more comfortable and easy to remove than ever before. Additionally, Dr. Scaffidi 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 Scaffidi Orthodontics are removable so that you can eat in peace. 

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Find Your Invisalign Expert at Scaffidi Orthodontics

Dr. Scaffidi is your Invisalign expert in New Orleans, Kenner, Slidell, and the surrounding areas. With years of experience creating beautiful smiles, our team will make you feel comfortable with your orthodontic treatment plan.

Now that we’ve debunked all those Invisalign rumors, it’s time for you to schedule your free consultation with Scaffidi Orthodontics today!