Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

2016-06-28T09:00:51+00:00 Invisalign Provider|

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a set of virtually-invisible aligners. The aligners are made out of thermoplastic material. They look very similar to teeth whitening trays. The aligners are custom-made to fit.

How Do The Clear Braces Straighten Your Teeth?
Clear aligners work similarly to traditional braces. All braces work by applying force to the teeth. This force causes the teeth to move. Clear aligners also control the timing of the force. Your treatment plan will be determined by your cosmetic dentist.

What Problems Can Be Treated By Clear Braces?
Clear aligners can treat many of the same problems as traditional braces. This includes things such as large gaps, overbites, underbites, crowding and crossbites. Your dentist will determine whether your problem can be corrected with clear braces.

What Are Some Of The Benefits Of Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners are removable. They are also more comfortable to wear and are not noticed by other people. Clear aligners and traditional braces produce results that are nearly identical. Clear aligners also have advantages over veneers. Unlike veneers, clear aligners straighten the teeth.

Veneers are cemented to the teeth. The dentist also has to remove a small portion of the enamel. Veneers are more expensive than clear aligners. Furthermore, veneers are not permanent. They can break, and they may last less than 20 years.

What Will I Need To Do To Care For My Aligners?
One of the best things that you can do to care for your aligners is to clean them. There are products that are specifically designed to clean the aligners. However, you can also use a toothbrush and lukewarm water to clean the aligners.

What Should I Expect After Treatment?
The amount of time that you have to wear clear aligners is contingent upon the problem being treated. However, most people will need to wear clear aligners for nine to 18 months. You will need to wear a retainer for a year after your treatment in order to prevent your teeth shifting.

If you are interested in getting clear aligners and need a cosmetic dentist, then you can give our office a call.