Unsure about the effectiveness of Invisalign braces? Top 5 myths debunked by Northern Beaches Dental in Mackay

In years gone by, there were only 2 solutions for misaligned teeth in adults:

The first was to put up with it and accept that the time for any kind of orthodontic procedure was over.

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The second was to have all of the protruding or misaligned teeth removed and replaced with a straight prosthesis, like a fitted bridge or partial denture. However, this could cause its own share of issues, in relation to security and rubbing against the gum line unfortunately.

In dentistry today, adult orthodontics is becoming more popular, as more and more people are turning to their dental team for solutions to minor or even major misalignments in their mouths.

As a result, dental practitioners have developed multiple sets of aligners, specifically designed to help adults get straighter teeth.

At Northern Beaches Dental in Mackay, if you are an adult who wants to straighten your smile, we can help! Our dentist in Mackay is able to offer many orthodontic options to realign your smile and may suggest one of the most popular adult braces to help you; Invisalign

However, Invisalign has attracted with its success a fair share of myths, that may deter you from thinking it is suited to you. The most persistent myths about Invisalign are listed below, with the truth provided to you by our own cosmetic dentist in Mackay.

Invisalign can only resolve simple cases

When it was initially designed, Invisalign could only resolve minor to moderate misalignments of the teeth.

However, advances in the associated computer technology can be used to treat more severe cases of dental misalignment, allowing for a wider range of issues to be resolved! Of course, you will need to attend a consultation with our Invisalign trained dentist in Mackay to determine if Invisalign is suited to your unique clinical case.

You can get the same brace online

No, you can’t!

Invisalign has attracted a fair share of copycat invisible aligners, which boast being able to straighten your teeth without a dental appointment. However, in order to ensure that any adult orthodontic treatment will work correctly, you will need to attend a real dental surgery.

Invisalign will cause issues with eating

One of the key benefits of Invisalign is that it is removable, meaning that as long as you wear it for around 22 hours each day, you will be able to take it out to eat, drink and brush your teeth.

Invisalign is more expensive than traditional braces

As treatment with Invisalign is usually concluded on average after 6 months, the cost versus traditional braces is often substantially lower.

However, depending on your clinical presentation, the cost may vary, so you will need to discuss pricing with a member of our dental team.

I will develop a lisp with Invisalign braces

As it is custom-fitted to slip over your teeth like a glove, wearing an Invisalign brace should not cause any issue with speech.

While there may be an initial adjustment period, any speech issues should be temporary with any Invisalign braces.


All dental treatments carry potential risks. This article is not a substitute for a check-up with your dental practitioner.