When it comes to any kind of dental treatment or product, ensuring that your chosen option is safe and healthy for you and your smile is important. We want you to reach your dental health goals, and making sure that you’re comfortable with your choices is an important part of that. For that reason, we’ll take a closer look at the question of whether or not invisible aligners are safe.
Are invisible aligners safe?
It would be irresponsible to say that any kind of device or product, especially a dental product, is entirely the same. There is a potential risk with any treatment and fitting any product. Some invisible braces are made using materials that might be harmful to wearers. However, that’s not the case with products from AlignerCo. Below, we look at health concerns that might be on your mind, and how our products face up to them.
Made of BPA free RaintreeEssix plastic
The greatest safety concern comes from the fact that you’re going to be in constant contact with a plastic device. Particularly, one that’s in your mouth. However, our braces, like many modern invisible braces, do not contain BPA (or Bisphenol-A). This industrial chemical used to be used in a range of plastic products, including braces, until it was linked to increased risk of fertility problems and impotence, heart disease, and other significant health risks. As a result, it’s not used in high-quality products, including the invisible aligners available from AlignerCo.
Our BPA free aligners are one of the safest options on the market. They are both approved by the FDA and prescribed by a licensed and experienced orthodontist. They are also generally safe for pregnant women. None of the materials used in invisible aligners have been known to have any effect on unborn children at all. This makes it safer than some of the traditional options.
The risks of traditional braces
It’s important to know the risks associated with each of your options when it comes to teeth straightening treatments. One of the reasons more people are using invisible braces is because they don’t as much metal as the more traditional option. Older metal braces can release iron, chromium, and nickel ions, which can lead to allergic reactions. They also increase the risk of lacerations to the lips, gums, and tongue as a result of accidents.
The risks of invisible braces
By comparison, invisible braces are much less likely to cause or exacerbate an injury or to cause an allergic reaction. There have been zero reported incidents of deaths or serious medical reactions with them. There have been some reports of allergic reactions, but this has been the case for fewer than 40 patients over five years throughout the US.
Learn more about invisible aligners from AlignerCo
If you want to know more about any of the invisible aligners that we have on offer, you can check out our FAQ page, where we address a range of concerns. We also recommend you get in touch with our team through the on-site chat or by calling us at 1 (877) 940-1561.