Busting 8 wildly popular clear aligner myths


Nov 30th

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If you are thinking of investing in invisible aligners, you may have a ton of questions. You may have even fallen prey to common myths. These myths may have kept you from buying clear aligners.

Well, we are here to bust 8 of the most common myths that float around this topic.

Myth 1: They Work Only for Mild Cases

Fact: Clear aligners can be used to correct several orthodontic issues that range from mild to severe. A few complex cases might need some dental work in the beginning but they can eventually be treated using clear aligners. Choosing the right smile correction partner who can analyse your case properly is critical. They can then make a smile correction plan that is customized to you.

 Myth 2: They are Less Effective

Fact: If you are talking yourself out of investing in clear aligners and thinking of sticking to traditional smile correction options, then don’t. Clear aligners are just as effective as traditional braces. In fact, clear aligners have an advantage over traditional braces. They make brushing and flossing much easier as compared to braces. The final result would be a perfect and healthy smile.

Myth 3: They are Really Expensive

Fact: Unfortunately, this is one myth that deters most people from buying clear aligners. Well, the truth is that they are not as expensive as you would think. They are comparable to the price of traditional orthodontic solutions like metal braces.

In fact, toothsi aligners are 70% more affordable than other available options. You would even save on dental visits as your smile makeover progress will be monitored remotely.

Myth 4: There Will Be Many Food Restrictions

Fact: Traditional braces promise a straighter smile but they come with a truckload of food restrictions. There is a huge ‘do-not-eat’ list that may consist of some of your favourite foods.

No such problem with clear aligners. There are no diet restrictions and you can eat everything that you normally would. All you need to do is take off the aligners before you eat and put them back on after you eat and brush. You may have to eat a softer diet in the first few days when your mouth may feel slightly sore, but after that, you can eat whatever you want.

You get the promise of a straighter smile without any food restrictions!

Myth 5: You will have speaking difficulties

Fact: Is the question ‘will-I-speak-weirdly-after-wearing-aligners’ plaguing your mind? Well, the answer is a big, fat NO. It is true that it will take some time to get adjusted to aligners and you may observe a lisp slipping here and there in a sentence. However, the tongue and lips get used to aligners and you will be speaking normally within 2-3 days.

Myth 6: They are inconvenient

Fact: Clear aligners are extremely comfortable, easy to use, and convenient for users of all ages. If you choose toothsi as your smile partner, you will never have to step out of your house throughout the course of your smile makeover journey. The free scan session will be done at your place, the aligner kit will be delivered to you and the progress will be monitored remotely. Forget about monthly office visits that are expensive, painful, and of course, inconvenient.

Myth 7: The aligners will taste or smell bad

Fact: Clear aligners do not have any smell or taste of their own. However, if you do not clean them properly or maintain good dental hygiene, they will smell and taste bad.

So, make sure you brush after eating and before putting the aligners back on. Using a mouthwash is also a good idea to leave your mouth feeling fresh. Clean the aligners every night using soap and water.

These measures will ensure that your aligners never ever smell or taste bad.

Myth 8: They can be used at any age

Fact: Clear aligners are ideal for those who are 18 and above. It is not appropriate for younger children as their jaw and teeth are still growing and developing. Clear aligners are good for those whose teeth are completely developed. This would give them the best results.

Well, there you go! We busted some of the most common myths. Now that you know that these are just myths, go ahead and book that scan session that you’ve been considering for a while. You can even do a video consultation with our doctors to learn more about aligners. Don’t keep yourself from having a beautiful smile any longer.

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