Invisalign FAQs

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    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!

    Are retainers included with Invisalign?

    The cost of your Invisalign treatment includes the cost of retainers in order to maintain your results.

    Can I drink coffee with Invisalign?

    It’s recommended that you remove your aligners when drinking coffee since it can stain the material and make them move visible.

    Can you brush your Invisalign with toothpaste?

    If you have a very soft-bristled brush and very mild toothpaste, such as a child’s formula toothpaste, you can clean your aligners carefully. We recommend using Invisalign’s cleaning formula to sanitize and clean your aligner trays.

    Does Invisalign cause headaches?

    Invisalign aligners are designed to move teeth very gradually, and should reduce the toothaches and discomfort that often come with braces adjustments. This typically means it does not cause headaches, although this isn’t a guarantee you won’t have a headache while wearing them.

    Is Invisalign a permanent fix?

    In theory, yes, the teeth re-alignment you achieve with Invisalign is the same as with a traditional orthodontic plan with braces. However, improper use of your aligners or retainers may affect the results of your personalized Invisalign treatment.

    Is Invisalign really invisible?

    The clear aligners provided by Invisalign are as transparent as possible. They do create a slight gap between your natural teeth when biting down on the trays, but other than that, as long as you clean them regularly they are very hard to see unless someone is really paying close attention.

    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, overbite, underbite, crossbite, gap teeth, and more.

    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.

    Can you eat with Invisalign on?

    You should always remove your aligners when eating to prevent the chances of food getting caught in them or damaging the material. Before putting them back in, make sure to rinse them thoroughly.

    Can you tell if someone has Invisalign?

    Invisalign is virtually undetectable except for when you take them out. Your aligners may become more visible if they become stained.

    Do you wear Invisalign when you sleep?

    Yes – wear your Invisalign while sleeping and only remove them to brush your teeth or eat.

    Does Invisalign weaken your teeth?

    No, Invisalign will not harm your teeth as long as you follow your dentist’s instructions regarding dental care and cleaning instructions for your aligner trays to prevent bacterial buildup that can harm teeth.

    Who is Invisalign for?

    Invisalign Boston 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 Boston offers 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 Boston 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.

    Interested in achieving the smile of your dreams? Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment.