What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign consists of a set of clear aligners that are perfectly created to fit your teeth snugly and push them into the desired position over time. We begin by taking a 3D image of your teeth, and we then use this image to create a treatment plan that is tailored to you and will give you flawless results. During treatment, you will receive a new set of aligners every two weeks that move your smile closer to the projected results.
How Do I Care for My Invisalign Aligners?
Caring for your aligners is easy! In addition to your current routine of brushing twice a day and flossing often, all you need to do is use warm water and a toothbrush to get rid of any harmful bacteria that may be lingering on the aligners. You don’t want to put unclean aligners on freshly brushed teeth, so make sure you take the time to clean them each time you take them out to brush.
What Is the Treatment Process?
The Invisalign treatment process has been engineered to meet your needs and provide beautiful results. Each treatment plan is different, but they start the same way. We begin by taking a 3D image of your mouth and jaw so that we fully understand which areas need corrective attention. We also use this image to create your first set of aligners that will fit snugly over your teeth. Using this image, our doctor can show you a model of the projected results after treatment. Once the desired results have been decided upon, our doctor will create a step-by-step plan around your needs that will lead you to your dream smile. You will receive your first set of aligners, and you will then receive a new pair of aligners every two weeks until the end of treatment. Each new set of aligners will be slightly adjusted to move your teeth closer to their final position.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
At Smile More Orthodontics, we live and work to make beautiful smiles accessible to all “because everyone deserves to smile more.” In pursuit of this goal, we invest back into our patients to keep treatment costs down. Not only do we work to keep prices down, but we also work to partner with your insurance provider to reduce out-of-pocket fees. If you are looking for a treatment you can afford, we offer flexible financing plans that were created with our patients in mind. We don’t want there to be any roadblocks to you achieving the smile of your dreams.
How Will Invisalign Affect My Lifestyle?
While in Invisalign, the treatment shouldn’t affect your lifestyle at all. Besides having to pause to remove your Invisalign to eat or brush your teeth, there aren’t any life-altering effects the treatment has during the process. You can eat whatever you desire and do all of your favorite activities without anyone else even knowing they are there. After treatment, Invisalign has a long-lasting impact on your lifestyle. You will be the owner of a beautiful and healthy smile that inspires self-confidence and helps you boldly face the world.
How Long Do I Have to Wear My Aligners for Each Day?
We suggest that you wear your clear aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day for maximum efficiency. Consistent pressure on your teeth is important to shift them into the desired position and keep them from shifting back into their original position. If you leave your aligners out for too long, it may lengthen your treatment time.
Are There Any Food Restrictions with Invisalign?
Nope! You can eat anything you like as long as you remove your aligners before and put them back in right after. Since you don’t eat with your aligners in, there’s no threat of damaging the appliance.
Do I Still Need to See My Dentist While Wearing Invisalign?
Yes! It is important that you maintain your good oral health while in Invisalign so there aren’t any unforeseen problems that could lengthen treatment time. Orthodontists and dentists specialize in different areas of your oral health, so it’s essential that you maintain your appointments with our office and your general dentist while in treatment. Ready to start your adventure with a beautiful and healthy smile? Contact the Smile More team today to schedule your complimentary first appointment!