Clear aligners are popular alternative to metal braces, but myths persist


Last updated 3/13/2019 at 10:46pm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Instead of traditional metal braces, more people are opting for the clear aligners on the market such as Invisalign, Candid Co., Byte and similar products, but plenty of myths and misconceptions surround them.

“There are a lot of new clear aligner products hitting the market now, but many patients seem to be misinformed about them,” dentist Dr. Michael McCarthy, author of the new book “The Smile of Your Dreams.” “Patients should consult their orthodontist if they are confused about the issues concerning these devices.”

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