During my consultation for invisalign, I was told that to finish of the job with invisalign I still may need to wear fixed braces (train tracks) for 2-3 months! My orthodonist told me this is what all patients get told when starting invisalign, obviously this was a big put off for me as I wanted the treatment to be as discreet as possible which is why I opted for invisalign. Is this true?
Are Fixed Braces Still Required After Invisalign?
Doctor Answers (1)
Fixed braces after Invisalign not usually...
It's possible that the orthodontist was "covering his bases" and explaining a worst case scenario. There are some movements that just won't work well with invisalign, but for the most part, the entire treatment should/could be done with just the invisalign.
I sometimes tell some patients that there may be a month or two of brackets to rotate some teeth and that before and/or after the brackets Invisalign could be used, but this is not a conversation for ALL Invisalign patients.
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