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Not necessarily because they do not have the metal components in the way that fixed braces do. Some people find that the aligners covering the whole of the teeth including the biting surface is difficult to get used to. Most people get used to this though.
They can do and sometimes more than lingual braces, just because of the increased coverage of the teeth. Most people get used to this and can speak well with them in.
If one looks closely it is possible to see them as there is a thin coating of plastic aligner covering the surface of the teeth. They are quite difficult for most people to see though.
Compared to fixed braces on the outside of the teeth, they are more expensive because of the laboratory process and the monitoring and fitting of attachments to the teeth.
Most people will need attachments on the outside of the teeth but they are tooth coloured. The failure rate was far higher with aligners until people realised that attachments would help support a more efficient movement of the teeth.