Are There Any Negatives to Invisalign for Adults?

When choosing an affordable and effective orthodontic treatment in Midtown NYC, Dr. Ingrid Barillas and Rodolfo Sanchez, and the professionals at Dental Specialists of New York provide their adult patients with the information and advice they need to make the most appropriate treatment decisions for themselves. Newer orthodontic treatment options such as Invisalign for adults in Midtown NYC have made traditional braces seem antiquated. However, there are considerations with each type of treatment.

Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made for each patient and are removable by the wearer. That makes them convenient and discreet. When considering orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, consider that they:

Can get lost

A lost set of Invisalign clear aligners may require the wearer to revert to wearing the previous set of aligners or to skip ahead to the next set (depending on the stage of treatment). Treatment might then be slower and less convenient.

Need to be kept clean

Teeth can become dirty if you don’t brush and floss them, and Invisalign aligners get dirty if you do not clean them. If not properly cleaned, your aligners can begin to discolor and become malodorous and can spread decay to your teeth while you wear them.

Aren’t for everyone

Despite being an option for orthodontic treatment, the clear aligners can’t treat every orthodontic problem. Invisalign is indicated for treating orthodontic issues like overbites, underbites, overcrowding, or gapped teeth. Traditional braces are more effective in treating more extreme orthodontic issues.

Require attention

More frequent dental office visits may be required during every day wear. This is because the Invisalign aligners are switched out with a new set of aligners every two weeks. Due to this, the Invisalign tray needs to be kept clean and safe when out of the patient’s mouth.

Are expensive

Invisalign treatment may be more expensive than treatment with traditional metal braces. The cost of treatment for each patient depends on the type and the amount of work needed and the most appropriate method indicated.

Dr. Barillas, Dr. Sanchez, and Dental Specialists of New York help their adults patients in Midtown NYC choose the most appropriate treatment approach for the patient’s individual needs. They examine each patient and prescribe a course of treatment, and available payment options. As a result, they help them achieve the healthiest teeth and mouth possible.


Dr. Ingrid Barillas, Dr. Rodolfo Sanchez, and the team at Dental Specialists of New York are experts in Invisalign for adults. If you have any questions pertaining to braces, clear braces, Invisalign Teen, or Invisalign for adults in Midtown NYC, Upper East Side Manhattan, 10155 zip code area, Midtown East NYC, Sunset Park NY, Park Slope NY, NYC, , or would like to schedule a complementary consultation with Dr. Barillas or Dr. Sanchez, contact Dental Specialists of New York at: (212) 661-2192.

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