What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign consists of a series of clear aligners that are gradually adjusted to bring your teeth closer to the desired position. Each aligner is printed using a thermoplastic called SmartTrack that has been created with your comfort in mind. Every two weeks, you will receive a new set of aligners that fit snugly over your teeth and move it little by little until you are done with treatment and have achieved the smile of your dreams.
How Do I Care for My Invisalign Aligners?
Caring for your Invisalign is very simple and doesn’t require many more steps than your current brushing routine. To maintain good oral health, you should already be brushing at least twice a day and flossing frequently. When you are wearing Invisalign, you will need to remove your aligners for this process. While they are removed, you need to take your toothbrush and use warm water to clean the aligners’ inside and outside. This will ensure that you aren’t putting dirty aligners back on clean teeth.
What Is the Treatment Process?
When you come in to begin Invisalign treatment, we will use a 3D imaging system to take an all-encompassing picture of your teeth. This way, we see every groove of your teeth and can plan treatment accordingly. We will then use this image, and Dr. Just will create a step-by-step plan and show you the projected desired outcome. From here, we have your first set of clear aligners printed using SmartTrack thermoplastic. This material is designed for your comfort, so you won’t have to worry about unnecessary pain. The aligners should fit your teeth tightly so that there isn’t any room for rubbing or unwanted shifting. After your first set of aligners, you will get a new set of adjusted aligners every two weeks until your teeth have shifted enough and you have reached your desired smile.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
The cost of Invisalign treatment depends on how long you will need to be in the aligners. If you have more extensive problems that need to be addressed, this may slightly elongate the process. The longer you are in Invisalign, the more sets of aligners you will need. However, we are passionate about you getting the smile you dream of, and we believe you deserve that smile at a price you can afford. For this reason, we work hard to partner with your insurance provider and offer a variety of flexible financing plans so that this process is as easy for you as possible.
How Will Invisalign Affect My Lifestyle?
Invisalign was designed to adapt to your lifestyle, not the other way around! The clear aligners make them almost impossible to spot without looking for them, and you can remove them whenever you need to. This way, you can eat whatever you want and keep your oral healthcare routine simple and easy without the intrusion of metal braces. If you are looking for an orthodontic treatment that won’t interfere with your daily life, then Invisalign is the right choice for you.
How Long Do I Have to Wear My Aligners for Each Day?
We recommend that you wear your clear aligners for at least 22 hours a day. This may sound like a lot, but this still gives you time to remove them for activities such as eating, playing sports, and brushing your teeth. Your teeth need consistent pressure during treatment, or there may be unwanted shifting that lengthens your treatment time and does not honor your investment.
Are There Any Food Restrictions with Invisalign?
There are no dietary restrictions when you’re in Invisalign treatment. You don’t have to sacrifice any of your favorite foods to get the smile you’ve always wanted. As long as you remove your aligners and replace them as soon as you’re done, you can eat whatever you want, whenever you want.
Do I Still Need to See My Dentist While Wearing Invisalign?
Yes! Orthodontists and dentists focus on different areas of oral health, and you must continue going to your regularly scheduled appointments at your general dentist so there are no impediments to your treatment. Having a healthy mouth is critical when trying to reposition your teeth and fix alignments, so make sure you keep up with your current routines.
How Do I Know Invisalign Will Work for Me?
Invisalign will work for you as long as you are willing to wear your retainers and maintain your great oral health. If you are looking for a smile that will boost your confidence and improve your health, then this treatment will work for you.