When it comes to any new orthodontic treatment, we understand that you have questions. We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help!
What is Invisalign?
The Invisalign system is an alternative to braces to straighten your teeth and achieve your dream smile. This system uses advanced 3D computer imaging technology to create your unique treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final position. A series of custom clear aligners are then created to fit your teeth. These aligners will move your teeth slowly until the final positioning is achieved. The overall length of your Invisalign treatment will be determined by the doctor based on your individual needs.
What are Invisalign aligners made of?
The clear aligners are made up of a flexible plastic that is called SmartTrack®, which was specifically created for Invisalign treatments. Aligners are FDA-approved and do not contain any BPA, BPS, latex, or gluten.
What issues can Invisalign treat?
Invisalign clear aligners can treat a large selection of dental issues, including:
- Crowded teeth
- Gap teeth
- Open bite
- And more
Who is Invisalign for?
Invisalign is a great treatment option for both adults and teens that are looking to improve their smile. Plus, these aligners are a perfect option for those who do not want traditional metal braces. Invisalign aligners are clear, so they are very discreet. Plus, you can remove them to eat, brush, and floss, making them a flexible option for a busy lifestyle.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners offer an array of benefits. First, the aligners are clear, so they are very discreet. No one should notice that you are wearing the aligners, as they fit seamlessly. Invisalign is made to custom-fit your mouth, so they fit perfectly. They are also more comfortable than traditional braces. The aligners are removable, unlike traditional braces. This means you can remove them to eat, exercise, and brush and floss.
What is the best way to care for my aligners?
We recommend cleaning your aligners with the Invisalign Cleaning System. You can also brush them using toothpaste and a toothbrush, and rinse them in lukewarm water. Remember to never use hot water on your aligners, as it could warp the plastic.
What should I expect when I’m done with my Invisalign treatment?
Following your treatment, we may recommend that your use a retained to maintain your results and prevent your teeth from shifting back to their initial position. However, every case is different, so you can discuss this with the doctor.
Will Invisalign straighten my teeth if I’ve had braces in the past?
Yes! Many patients come to us explaining that, since having braces in the past, their teeth have shifted. Invisalign can treat nearly all common teeth-straightening issues, whether they be simple or complex, to improve your smile.
Interested in achieving the smile of your dreams? Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment.