What is Invisalign?
At its core, the Invisalign treatment option may be sophisticated – but the technology at the heart of it all couldn’t be more straightforward. You’re talking about a process of wearing little more than a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth.
No longer do you have to worry about uncomfortable metal brackets and wires. Instead, all you have to do is swap out one set of aligners for another every few weeks and at the end of the treatment process, your smile will be as good as new.
How Will Invisalign Straighten My Teeth?
At the beginning of the treatment process, your doctor will create a unique, digital treatment plan that helps to precisely map out the exact movements of your teeth over time. Your Invisalign clear aligners, as a result, are then designed to apply exactly the right amount of force to the right place at the right time – all based on this unique plan that has been created.
If all of this sounds complicated, don’t worry – it really isn’t. Dr. Carr will be with you every step of the way to help not only monitor your progress but to guarantee that your aligners fit correctly at all times.
Does Invisalign Work For Everyone?
While it’s true that Invisalign is a terrific option for a wide range of different types of patients, it may not be a great fit (no pun intended) for all people out there. Because of that, the absolute best way to know whether you make an ideal candidate for Invisalign is to come in for your complimentary, no-obligation consultation with Dr. Carr.
How Many Hours Per Day Do I Need to Wear the Aligners?
For the absolute best results, you’ll want to wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours per day. This is the amount of time necessary to make sure that your treatment goes off without a hitch. For the absolute best results, you’ll want to take care to only remove them from your mouth under certain situations, like when you brush your teeth, when you floss or when you’re in the process of eating.
Are There Any Dietary Restrictions While Wearing Invisalign?
This is one of the major reasons why Invisalign has become so popular in such a short amount of time: no! There are absolutely no dietary restrictions to speak of.
Thanks largely to the fact that Invisalign aligners are totally removable, you can eat literally anything you’d like. Just make sure you thoroughly brush your teeth and put your aligners back in when you’re done.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
The answer to this question will vary largely based on the specific type of treatment plan you’re a part of and how long treatment takes. Typically, the vast majority of people find that Invisalign costs about the same amount as traditional braces.
How Do I Care For My Invisalign Aligners?
Generally speaking, you’ll want to brush your aligners every morning and every evening. You should also rinse them every time you remove them and always make sure to brush AND floss before putting them back into your mouth in between meals.
All told, Invisalign treatment is the perfect option for patients with minor alignment issues in particular. At our practice, we’re proud to offer Invisalign for both teen patients as well as adults.
If you’d like to find out more information about whether Invisalign is the right orthodontic treatment for you, or if you have any additional questions you’d like to discuss in a bit more detail, please don’t delay – contact us today. We’re more than happy to arrange a consultation with Dr. Carr, or to schedule your appointment so that treatment can begin right away.