Risks of Invisalign


Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment which is used to help straighten teeth. Invisalign is a great for people who want to have straight teeth but do not want to have the traditional braces that are very noticeable.

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign treatment consists of invisible aligner trays which are placed over your teeth. You will have several trays that you switch out ever two to three weeks. The trays that are designed to gradually shift your teeth into the correct place.

The Risks

There are some risks involved when you decide to use Invisalign. Some of the risks include:

  1. Invisalign can have an affect on the vitality of your teeth. It can kill the nerve of your tooth, resulting in the need for a root canal or more restorative work. If you have had previous work done to your teeth, then Invisalign can cause issues with the crowns or fillings.
  2. Invisalign can also cause discomfort with your teeth. You can experience scratched gums, cheeks and lips, mouth dryness, and speak with a lisp until used to the trays.
  3. It is possible for your teeth to not maintain their straightness. It may be necessary for you to wear a retainer for several years after having Invisalign.
  4. The aligner can break
  5. Some people can swallow or breathe in broken aligners
  6. Higher risk of TMJ
  7. Possible allergic reactions

Make an Appointment

If you are interested in having Invisalign to straighten your teeth, then we can help. At Griffiths & Simister Orthodontics, a Las Vegas orthodontist, we can help you with straightening your teeth. Call us today to set your appointment to be fitted for Invisalign.