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  • corel_rocks corel_rocks Nov 7, 2006 7:57 AM Flag

    up or down from here?

    Hurric...

    Don't know who you've talked to, but I can tell you that invisalign works!!! It is quicker than braces...fact not fiction. It is better than braces in most cases;

    1. Obviously hygeine is better. You can take it out to eat, brush and floss...fact

    2. No shortened roots. With braces if they are overtightened...which happens more than you think...the roots of the teeth can become shortened.....fact Invisalign movements are computer controlled..no overtightening

    3. Obviously more comfortable than braces...fact

    4. Patients want the esthetics of invisalign...not metal braces...fact

    5. You can use the invisalign aligners as a bleaching tray to whiten your teeth..fact

    Over 20++++million aligners made...this says it all. Obviously it works!

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    • <<1. Obviously hygeine is better. You can take it out to eat, brush and floss...fact>>

      True

      <<2. No shortened roots. With braces if they are overtightened...which happens more than you think...the roots of the teeth can become shortened.....fact Invisalign movements are computer controlled..no overtightening>>

      Can't say that Root are not shortened at all, but the amount of shortening is probably less since alignes do not move roots of teeth very well. However, moving root apices is desirable in many orthodontic cases.

      <<3. Obviously more comfortable than braces...fact>>

      True

      <<4. Patients want the esthetics of invisalign...not metal braces...fact>>

      True in some cases.

      <<5. You can use the invisalign aligners as a bleaching tray to whiten your teeth..fact>>

      But, make sure that the aligners cover the entire tooth and that they are not short on the clinical crown.


      <<Over 20++++million aligners made...this says it all. Obviously it works!>>

      Does making 20 million aligners make it obvious that they work? Hmmmm, not so sure. How many of those 20 Million were tossed out by the treating doctor since the aligners stopped fitting?

      It is a good product, but it is not a perfect system yet. Hopefully the company will find a way to expand the clinical uses of the product.

 
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