Invisalign® FAQs

As dentistry continues to improve, more people are beginning to consider Invisalign as a way to straighten their crooked teeth. This newer, more modern method of orthodontic treatment has a lot of benefits. However, there is also a lot to know too. Thankfully, we are here to help!

This article highlights some frequently asked questions about Invisalign. It can be helpful to go over these when considering this orthodontic treatment. Invisalign has been around for quite some time now, but not nearly as long as traditional braces. With that being said, there are a lot of questions that come with Invisalign.

Frequently asked questions: Invisalign

Curious about Invisalign? These FAQs should be able to help you! We go over how it works, how long the process takes and other common things that people are curious about.

1. How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign works to straighten the teeth together, all at once, as opposed to individually, such as with traditional braces and brackets. Invisalign consists of clear orthodontic aligners that go right over the top set or bottom set of teeth. The Invisalign specialist will set the patient up with a number of these aligners so that they can be switched out as the teeth begin to adjust.

2. How often are adjustments needed?

Invisalign adjustments typically should be changed every two weeks, which is a little bit shorter than that of traditional braces adjustments. However, because Invisalign is so easy, the adjustment process is also easy! Just throw the old aligners out and grab the next ones in the set.

3. Is Invisalign as effective as traditional braces?

Yes! Invisalign is just as effective as traditional braces, but they offer an easier approach and more comfortable process. Traditional braces are effective, but they don't offer the same benefits that Invisalign does. 

4. Are Invisalign aligners discreet?

Yes! Invisalign aligners are clear in color, which makes for a discreet method of orthodontic treatment. A lot of patients choose Invisalign aligners because they are clear and aren’t very noticeable, unlike traditional metal braces. It is important to clean the aligners so that food doesn't build up inside or on them. Regularly cleaning them and your teeth will ensure that the aligners remain clear during the treatment process. 

5. How long will it take for Invisalign to work?

Each person’s treatment length varies depending on the severity of the crookedness. However, most Invisalign specialists say that treatment shouldn’t last more than a year. Because the clear aligners move the teeth together, instead of individually, the teeth can move straighter faster, which again, is another advantage of Invisalign.

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