Invisalign® is a modern alternative to straighten your teeth without wires or metal. Invisalign® involves a series of custom trays designed specifically for you and the plan your dentist or orthodontist creates to move your teeth. The trays are made from a smooth plastic that covers your teeth and gradually moves them into place.request an appointment
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. The aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable material that is virtually invisible when worn. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks, and then replaced with the next set in the series, gradually moving your teeth into the desired position.
How long does treatment with Invisalign typically take?
The length of treatment with Invisalign varies depending on the specific case, but most patients complete treatment within 12-18 months.
Is Invisalign comfortable to wear?
Yes, Invisalign aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable material that is easy to wear. You may experience some discomfort or soreness during the first few days of each stage of treatment, but this is normal and should subside quickly.
Are there any food restrictions with Invisalign?
No, with Invisalign, you can eat and drink whatever you want. However, you will need to remove the aligners when eating or drinking anything other than water.
How often do I need to visit the dentist for check-ups during Invisalign treatment?
You will need to visit the dentist about once every six to eight weeks for check-ups and to receive new sets of aligners.
Can Invisalign correct all types of misalignment?
Invisalign can correct a wide range of dental issues, including crowding, gaps, overbites, and underbites. However, some cases may require additional treatment, such as tooth extraction or the use of traditional braces.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the individual case and the length of treatment. We recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our experienced orthodontists to receive a detailed cost estimate.
Are there any age limitations for Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign can be used to treat patients of all ages, from teenagers to adults. However, the treatment may not be suitable for very young children.
Can I remove my Invisalign aligners for special occasions?
Yes, you can remove your Invisalign aligners for special occasions, such as a wedding or job interview. However, it is important to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours per day to ensure proper treatment.
Are there any risks or side effects associated with Invisalign?
Invisalign is a safe and effective treatment option with minimal risks or side effects. The most common side effect is mild discomfort during the first few days of each stage of treatment.