If you are considering Invisalign®, we want you to have a clear understanding of the treatment process and feel confident in your decision to straighten your smile with this revolutionary clear orthodontics. Please use this section to find answers to frequently asked questions surrounding Invisalign® and Invisalign® Teen.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a wire-free orthodontic system that uses a series of clear aligners to straighten teeth over time. It can be used for crowding, spaces, crossbites, underbites, overbites, and other concerns. Invisalign® is a preferred treatment method for both teens and adults who do not want to undergo traditional metal braces.
Will Invisalign® fit my lifestyle?
The ability for Invisalign® to fit into your lifestyle is one of the most highlighted advantages. With Invisalign®, the aligner trays are easily removed for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. Therefore, there are no dietary restrictions and your smile doesn't require extra hard work to keep it clean. If you would like to enjoy an occasional night out without your wearing your aligners, you have the freedom to do so. Invisalign® allows teens and adults to enjoy everyday activities while still straightening your teeth.
Will I feel comfortable while wearing Invisalign®?
Invisalign® aligners are made of a thermoplastic material that is uniquely fabricated to fit your smile. Unlike metal brackets and wires, these smooth aligners do not irritate your gums, cheeks and lips while you wear them. You can also feel socially comfortable while you are wearing Invisalign®. These clear aligners are virtually invisible to others, which helps patients remain confident at school, work and play.
What can I expect during treatment?
Invisalign® uses advanced 3D computer imaging technology to create your personal treatment. A series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth to gradually move your teeth into proper position. You can expect to replace your aligners approximately every two weeks until your treatment goals are achieved. We can ensure your Invisalign® appointments work with your schedule. Most visits involve a brief progress check every six weeks. Your total treatment time will be based on your specific needs.
What are the primary benefits of Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is known for its seamless fit with your lifestyle. They offer discretion, comfort, and convenience that traditional braces cannot. With the option to remove the aligners, patients love the flexibility to eat the foods they love and the better dental hygiene that Invisalign® allows. Invisalign®'s technology also enables you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you initiate treatment. This means you'll have a sneak peak at the beautiful, straight smile that awaits.
How many patients are in Invisalign® treatment?
More than 3 million patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign®. It is a proven orthodontic treatment option that continues to grow in popularity.
Have more questions about Invisalign®? Want to know if Invisalign® is right for you? Please contact Dentistry of Highland Village today. We are happy to schedule a consultation with a Certified Invisalign® Provider to address your concerns. It is never too late to achieve the smile you have always wanted. With today's dental advancements, you won't have to sacrifice much in the process.