Invisalign Disadvantages | Dental Treatment Guide

For many people, the major disadvantage and obstacle to the Invisalign system is the cost. As with most cosmetic dentistry treatment, it is not available on the NHS, so many people struggle to afford it. For those who can, however, it is an exceptional alternative to conventional braces with very few disadvantages.

The only significant issue for some patients is the fact that the aligners are removable. Therefore, they are not correcting the teeth 100% of the time, only when they are in. Dentists recommend that they should be worn for at least 22 hours per day, but the flexibility means that many people take them out more often. In some cases, this disrupts the treatment and leads to some dentists recommending braces that cannot be removed to some patients.

Ultimately, the success of the removable aligner is dependent, to a great extent, on a patient's habits and consistency in wearing them. It may take longer than anticipated for teeth to adjust position in patients who fail to wear their retainer at all times.

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