Our patients always ask us lots of questions related to Invisalign, here is a list of top Invisalign FAQs to assist you.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a system of clear aligners designed to straighten your teeth gently but effectively. Because Invisalign is clear, it is virtually invisible, so hardly anyone will notice you are wearing braces. We use advanced 3D technology to depict your treatment plan from start to finish. This is used to make Invisalign aligners that fit your teeth exactly. Each custom-made aligner moves your teeth in small increments in a one-week period before being replaced with the next custom-made aligner.
Will Invisalign Fit My Lifestyle?
Our patients always have many questions. The most common Invisalign FAQ we hear is: do you wear Invisalign when you sleep? And, can I drink with my Invisalign in?
The good news is that Invisalign is perfectly compatible with your lifestyle. You can eat or drink whatever you like. Just take your aligner out first.
Invisalign is designed to be worn up to 22-hours a day, so you can and should wear Invisalign while you sleep. This means it is okay to take your Invisalign out if you have a night out planned, so long as you don’t take it out for several hours each night.
Wearing Invisalign won’t cramp your style. You can live your life as normal, go to school or work, hit the gym, and enjoy a hot date with your significant other. You certainly don’t have to avoid smiling while you are wearing Invisalign aligners.
Invisalign does not need to interfere with your schedule. Visits are quick and easy. Dr. Lewis will tell you when to come back, but typically you will have far less in-office appointments with Invisalign, than with braces. We typically schedule progress checks every ten weeks, but you will be in and out in no time, so you can fit appointments in without too much hassle.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign?
There are numerous benefits to Invisalign. As well as the lifestyle benefits, which we have already mentioned, Invisalign doesn’t use metal wires or elastics, so you won’t have to put up with any irritation and discomfort. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can clean and floss more easily, which is important for good oral hygiene. You will have less appointments which means less time off work or school.
Finally, our 3D imaging system lets you see exactly how your teeth will look at the end of the Invisalign treatment plan. It’s a huge incentive to know that you can achieve a perfect smile thanks to Invisalign! We use a intraoral scanner to have the trays made, so no more messy impressions!
How Long Does Invisalign Stay On?
The average treatment is around 12 months (for an adult), but treatment plans do vary according to the individual. We will discuss this when you have your free consultation.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
Invisalign costs varies based on your needs and expectations, but the benefit of wearing clear, removable aligners that better fit their lifestyle while getting straight teeth is priceless. Dr. Lewis will be seeing you at your appointments to perform any supplemental procedures to make sure you get the best results possible while monitoring the health of your teeth. If the Invisalign cost is an issue, talk to us about our flexible payment options , which allows you to manage the cost of Invisalign (and other orthodontic treatment) to suit your budget over time.
How Many Patients are in Invisalign Treatment?
Approximately three million people have benefited from Invisalign and each day, more and more people are working on their perfect smile with Invisalign.
Talk to us today about Invisalign and how it can benefit you. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have!