Providing Clear Answers: Invisalign FAQ

November 5, 2015

We have talked about how ceramic (or clear) braces differ from both their traditional and Invisalign treatments; now let’s tackle some of the frequently asked questions we get from patients regarding the low impact, near-transparent orthodontic treatment, Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

  • Invisalign orthodontics is a treatment plan similar to braces in that its purpose is to gently shift teeth into alignment so the wearer can enjoy better oral health and a beautiful smile. It’s most famous because it’s near-transparent and doesn’t require wires and brackets.

How does it work?

  • Invisalign straightens teeth by using clear aligners similar to teeth whitening trays. Each aligner tray is custom-fitted to your teeth, making every treatment plan specialized to each patient’s needs.

Can I take the aligners off?

  • Yes you may. One of the primary benefits that Invisalign has over alternative treatment plans is that you may remove the dental wear when you eat, drink, brush, and floss. So, while watching what you eat and being conscious of your braces while you brush and floss are necessary for other treatments, by-in-large Invisalign leaves your life unhindered.

How long can I take the aligners off?

  • The standard time you should wear an aligner is for 22 hours out of the day, so no taking them off when you go to sleep –sorry.

How often will I need check-ups?

  • This varies from person-to-person. Check-ups could be required anywhere between 2 to 9 weeks, depending on how much care is required. As the treatment plan moves forward, it is common for check-ups to be spaced further apart. Your doctor may also opt to provide you with multiple sets of aligners per visit, which may reduce the impact on your schedule.

If you have any other questions or would just like to know more about Invisalign and other treatment plans, please to hesitant to contact us or set up a consultation appointment.

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