When receiving any new type of orthodontic treatment, we understand that patients will have questions. Here, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you fully understand the Invisalign treatment!
Does Invisalign turn teeth yellow?
Invisalign should not change the color of your teeth if you take care to brush regularly and prevent staining.
How quickly do teeth move with Invisalign?
It can take 6-12 months for your teeth to shift with Invisalign. However, you may notice results within as little as 12 months.
What are the advantages of Invisalign?
Invisalign comes with many advantages over traditional braces, including the fact they are virtually undetectable. They can also be easily removed for eating or brushing.
Is Invisalign a permanent fix?
Invisalign straightens your teeth the same as braces and thus requires some maintenance to prevent them from shifting back. Your dentist can explain your options once youre done with your Invisalign treatment.
What are the side effects of Invisalign?
Invisalign can cause discomfort or headaches at first as you become adjusted to the new aligner. However, these side effects are temporary and subside within a few weeks or months.
What is Invisalign?
The Invisalign treatment involves wearing a series of clear aligners that will gradually straighten your teeth. There are no brackets or wires involved, and the aligners are removable, so you can eat and brush your teeth easily!
What are the main benefits of Invisalign? ?
Invisalign aligners are completely clear, unlike traditional braces, so many people will not even notice you are wearing them! You can also take them out to eat, drink, or brush your teeth, making them more convenient to live with. Plus, they will gradually straighten your teeth for a beautiful smile!
Why would I need Invisalign? ?
These aligners can treat nearly all common teeth-straightening and bite issues for beautiful results. Both adults and teenagers who are looking to improve their smile can benefit from Invisalign treatment.
What are Invisalign aligners made of? ?
The Invisalign aligners are made up of flexible plastic called SmartTrack, which was created especially for Invisalign treatments. This material is FDA-approved and does not contain BPS, BPA, latex, or gluten. They are also completely clear, so they are virtually invisible when worn.
How should I care for my aligners? ?
The best way to keep your aligners clean is with the Invisalign Cleaning System, which is available for purchase online. You can also brush them with a regular toothbrush and toothpaste in room temperature water. Remember to never use hot water on your aligners, as it could warp the plastic! Also, it is important to brush your teeth following each meal before putting your aligners back in your mouth to avoid staining.
What results should I expect? ?
At the end of your Invisalign treatment, you will most likely need to wear a retainer during the day or when sleeping to prevent your teeth from shifting back to their original position. However, every case is different, so speak with Dr. Joffre regarding this.
Will Invisalign still work for me if I have had braces in the past? ?
Yes, Invisalign aligners can definitely be used to treat teeth that have already had braces in the past. In fact, many people who have had braces before choose the Invisalign treatment as a discreet solution to improve their smile if their teeth have shifted back to their original position.
Are Invisalign aligners painful? ?
The Invisalign treatment works by gently forcing your teeth to move over time. Some people may experience temporary discomfort when wearing a new set of aligners. However, this sensation is often described as a feeling of pressure, which is completely normal. If you ever experience significant pain with your aligners, do not hesitate to contact our office so we can assess the issue!
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