We’ve listed some of the most common Invisalign FAQs that we have seen and our best answers for you.
We are here to help you take the guesswork out of your decision process. Making a decision for you or your teen to get braces can be a difficult and often confusing decision, but we are here to help you every step of the way! Dr. Grewal and his amazing staff bring a combined 200 years of orthodontic experience to the table!
We promise a deep commitment to excellence, a specific philosophy to treat the whole face, not just the teeth, a strong emphasis on our patients’ comfort, safety, and satisfaction, along with a focus on creating a beautiful smile that is also healthy and functional for a lifetime. We also promise to make treatment as affordable as possible, and a sincere dedication to partnering with our colleagues for the patient’s optimal dental health.
We know when you are considering different types of braces, you have questions that will help you in your selection process. With this in mind, we have put together some of the most common Invisalign FAQs about the Invisalign® clear aligners that will aid in your decision process.
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Is Invisalign Treatment Right for Me?
For those who would like to straighten their teeth but are concerned that traditional metal braces will adversely affect their appearance, Invisalign is an excellent choice. Many orthodontic issues can be corrected with Invisalign, including:
- widely spaced teeth
- crowded teeth
Invisalign is a perfect solution for both adults and teens who are looking for an alternative to traditional braces to create your beautiful new smile! Using innovative technology advances makes it possible to fix most common teeth-straitening and bite issues, from simple to complex. To determine if Invisalign is right for you, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Grewal today.
How Does the Treatment Process Work?
Dr. Grewal will start with a FREE consultation and examination which will include digital x-rays. He will evaluate your teeth and bite, then create a precise, customized digital plan that maps the step-by-step process to realize your ultimate smile dream. After you approve your plan, your unique aligners will be created. Once your aligners are created, the first set will be sent to Dr. Grewal who will meet with you to help you understand the process and procedures for successful treatment.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign uses a patented thermoplastic called SmartTrack®, to create clear, flexible plastic aligners. The treatment itself is a process of wearing a series of removable aligners that will gradually straighten your teeth. The clear aligners are designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your unique plan.
For optimal results, it is recommended you wear each set of aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, changing to a new set of aligners every 1 to 2 weeks, as directed by Dr. Grewal. Each set of aligners will gently and gradually shift your teeth into place, according to your specific treatment plan, until you reach your Amazing Smile goal.
How Will Wearing Invisalign Affect my Life?
Because the Invisalign aligners are clear, they are almost invisible to those around you. Most will not even be able to tell you are wearing them!
The Invisalign clear aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. As a result, you really have no eating or drinking restrictions as you do with traditional braces. It is highly recommended you clean your mouth thoroughly after each meal or drink to ensure no particles can be caught between your teeth and the aligners.
Another amazing benefit, if you have a special occasion, such as a job interview, wedding, speaking engagement, or are playing sports, the aligners can be removed and stored safely. Keeping in mind, for the aligners to do their job correctly, they should be worn 20 to 22 hours per day.
You may feel slight discomfort when beginning each new set of aligners because your teeth are being gently moved. This discomfort typically only lasts for a day or two. In addition, when you first begin using the aligners, your tongue will need to get used to having the aligners in your mouth. You may notice a slight lisp until you are accustomed to them.
How Long Will I Have to Wear Them?
Since every mouth is different the duration of treatment depends on many factors, like how complex your case is and how often you wear your aligners. Dr. Grewal will determine exactly how long your treatment will take based on your specific needs. Usually, Invisalign treatment duration is 12 to 18 months, but you may start seeing results in a matter of weeks!
What Happens After I Complete the Invisalign Process?
You will need to wear a retainer to prevent your new smile from shifting back toward its original position. There are many different types of retainers, but we will help you decide which would be the best option for your particular needs. Typically, you will wear your retainers full-time. After that Dr. Grewal may recommend that you gradually reduce how long you wear them until you only wear them at night.
What is the Cost?
The cost of Invisalign treatment is similar to the cost of standard braces. Dr. Grewal will determine the cost of your treatment based on how complex your case is and how many aligners you need. Because we start your process with a FREE consultation, you will have a good idea of what costs will be before you commit.
Interest-free, Zero Down Financing!
We offer in-house financing that is interest-free with zero down and easy monthly payments. We make it as easy and as affordable as possible for you to get the orthodontic care that you need for yourself or your family. We are committed to giving you a beautiful smile at an affordable price!
We offer a Free, No-Obligation Invisalign Consultation
Love Orthodontics is proud to be able to offer Invisalign as an option for our patients. We always provide a free consultation for anyone interested in getting braces. Dr. Grewal and our staff are happy to answer all of your questions and discuss which options might be right for you! He will perform a complete exam, and we can determine what the cost of Invisalign will be for you. We can also go over all of our financing options. We look forward to meeting you!
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