Here are 5 important questions you should ask your dentist if you’re considering Invisalign. We want you to learn everything you need to know before getting started with your orthodontic treatment.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional metal braces that can straighten the teeth without using brackets and wires., but you may want to know more about how the clear aligners will actually work. Speak to your dentist, they will be happy to explain how Invisalign's clear aligners move your teeth over the course of your treatment period.
How long will my treatment take?
The length of your treatment will depend on your individual needs and the overall condition of your oral health. Invisalign treatment will continue until your teeth are in their prescribed, corrected positions. Your dentist will be able to give you a better idea of how long that will take.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The severity of your case and the length of your treatment will both be factors in the cost of your Invisalign treatment. For example, the more severe the malocclusion, the more aligners you'll need and the more treatment will cost. Your dentist is the only person who can give you an accurate idea of how much treatment will cost, so be sure to ask the next time you visit your dental office.
How will Invisalign affect my daily life?
One of the primary benefits of Invisalign is that the clear aligners do not require you to drastically change your lifestyle. Unlike orthodontic treatment with traditional metal braces, you can remove your Invisalign aligners to eat, drink, brush and floss your teeth. When you visit your dentist they can fill you in on everything you need to know about how to keep your aligners clean, and what guidelines to follow in terms of your diet, and more.
What will happen at the end of my treatment?
After treatment is complete patients usually wear a retainer to help maintain their newly straightened teeth, but this may differ depending on your unique smile. At your initial appointment your dentist will be able to give you a better idea of what you can expect.