Common myths about invisible braces dispelled by our team


The internet is a great resource for connecting with friends or for looking into the latest news.

However, it is also a place where mistruths and fabrications are endless and, in no subject is this more applicable than dental care.

When it comes to getting your teeth straightened as an adult, you may have been put off by things that you have read about the process online. Of course, the majority of these statements are, well, false and can prevent you from getting the straighter smile you want.

At Spa Dental, we want all of our patients to have a gorgeous smile, and we are proud to be able to offer an array of orthodontic treatments, including invisible braces Sydney, a.k.a. Invisalign.

So, when it comes to invisible braces Sydney or Invisalign, what are the five myths you need to stop believing? Read on to find out!

Invisalign is only for minor dental issues

One of the most common misconceptions is that invisible braces Sydney are only effective for minor teeth misalignments. In reality, Invisalign technology has advanced significantly, allowing these aligners to treat a wider range of dental problems, including moderate to severe misalignments.

Of course, if you have a protrusion, a twisted tooth, or even issues with the position of your molars, you will likely be a better candidate for a fitted metal brace. Luckily, our team can also provide you with this!

Invisalign takes longer than traditional braces

Some people believe that Invisalign treatment requires a longer duration compared to traditional braces. In truth, the treatment duration can vary depending on the complexity of the case, but in many instances, Invisalign can achieve results in a similar time frame or even faster than braces. The average treatment time is between 3-6 months for Invisalign, making it ideal if you have a wedding coming up and you want to straighten your teeth.

Invisalign is only for teenagers

While Invisalign is popular among teenagers, it is not limited to this age group. Invisalign is suitable for adults as well, and many adults opt for it due to its discreet and convenient nature compared to traditional braces.

Indeed, for those aged 14 -17, there is even an Invisalign teen aligner, which is adaptable to potential movement of the surrounding teeth, which does not happen in adult patients.

Invisalign is uncomfortable

Some individuals assume that Invisalign causes more pain compared to traditional braces. In reality, both Invisalign and braces can cause some initial discomfort as the teeth adjust to the new positioning. However, many of our patients report that Invisalign is more comfortable than braces. The way that the aligner works is to push the teeth into the new position rather than pull them, which is how typical metal braces work.

Invisalign is more expensive than braces

Cost is a significant consideration for many people seeking orthodontic treatment. Some believe that Invisalign is significantly more expensive than traditional braces. In truth, the cost of Invisalign is comparable to braces in many cases, and the overall cost can inevitably vary depending on the complexity of the treatment and the dental provider’s fees.


All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.