Q. What is Invisalign treatment?
A. Invisalign treatment involves the wearing of a series of removable aligners, which straighten your teeth in a gradual manner, no brackets and wires, and without any restrictions imposed with the use of metal brackets.
Q. What is the treatment process?
A. Invisalign treatment begins by having a consultation with an Invisalign-trained doctor. The doctor will evaluate your smile and then chart an accurate, customized digital treatment plan that shows the step-by-step transformation of your smile.
Q. Who is Invisalign treatment for?
A. Invisalign treatment can be an excellent option for both teenagers and adults seeking for an almost invisible method to enhance their smile. Our technological and innovative advances make it possible to solve almost all common problems in teeth-straightening and biting issues, ranging from simple to complex, without causing any interruption in your busy life.
Q. Are there any restrictions on what I can eat during treatment?
A. No. Unlike braces, you can eat whatever you want, as long as you remove the aligners before you eat. Prior to placing back the aligners, it is necessary that you brush your teeth and aligners after meal.
Q. Will my speech be affected wearing aligners?
A. Similar to so many treatments, a short adjustment period usually comes in. The more you speak with the aligners, the faster you adjust.
Q. Will I experience any form of discomfort during treatment?
A. There will be some minor discomfort and pressure for a day or two after every first insertion. This is a clear sign of a sequential movement that your teeth are going into place.
Q. Is it possible to chew gum while I have them on?
A. Prior to chewing gums, it is advised that you remove all aligners as the gum will stick eventually to the aligners.
Q. Is it advisable to smoke with the aligners in?
A. We don’t encourage smoking with aligners because the smoke from the cigarette tends to discolor them.
Q. How can I ensure my aligners are clean?
A. Brush them using toothpaste to keep them clean and fresh.
Q. While on Invisalign, how often should I see orthondontist?
A. You can visit the dentist every five to six weeks. This will ensure that your Invisalign treatment is going according to plan.
Q. At the complete of treatment what happens next? Is there any need for retainers?
A. All of our patients are under instruction to have their retainers on indefinitely at night. Sleeping at night with your retainers preserves the new position of your teeth and ensures a healthy bite.
Q. What is the duration of the treatment?
A. The treatment time depends on the seriousness of the misaligned teeth. Treatment can take less time, between 6 and 18 months than traditional braces.
Q. How much does the treatment cost?
A. In most cases, the cost of treatment of Invisalign is similar to that of braces. Your doctor will come up with the cost based on how complex your case is and how many aligners you need.