Everyone has a desire to have straight teeth, and some are willing to spend money for a smile they are proud of. If you are considering orthodontic work to correct a crooked smile, but don't like the look of braces, know that there is a great alternative you can use. Invisalign can provide a correction method that is difficult for others to see when you are using the plastic aligning trays. Here are three you may have before you proceed with using it.

1. What Issues Can Invisalign Correct?

While the primary reason that people get Invisalign is that they desire straight teeth, there are some oral health problems that the procedure will fix as well. Teeth that overlap will leave places in your mouth where food can easily become stuck. Brushing can even make it hard for the area to stay clean due to how the teeth are aligned, making areas more prone to cavities. 

Invisalign will also correct overbites, which can harm your mouth and jaw. It may be a reason why you are experiencing headaches and jaw pain.

2. Will Invisalign Work Better Than Braces?

Each dental correction method has their own pros and cons. When compared to traditional braces, many patients feel that it is better because the plastic aligners are removable. There are no brackets stuck to your teeth, which means there is no chance of discoloration happening to the surface once the brackets are removed. Some people get teeth whitening done after braces have been taken off because of the marks that they leave behind.

The invisible trays also work better for adults, where there may be a social stigma associated with seeing someone wear braces. The invisible trays can produce similar results, but not be visible to others.

That said, traditional braces can work to make some extreme adjustments that cannot be done with Invisalign. Your dentist can let you know if your current alignment problems can be corrected with Invisalign before you proceed with using it.

3. Will Invisalign Be Expensive?

The price difference between Invisalign and traditional braces can be comparable depending on what kind of traditional braces you are considering. On the high end, each method averages around $5,000, with traditional braces becoming more expensive as you change the color of the brackets for something that is less noticeable.

If you still have questions about Invisalign, schedule a consultation with your dentist.