Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign Treatment

Posted by Steven H. Brenman on Sep 10 2022, 10:54 PM

Invisalign is a set of clear aligners that straighten your teeth without wires or brackets. These aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth, and unlike traditional braces, they are removable. You can remove them to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Invisalign is recommended for adults and older teens.

If you are planning to get Invisalign aligners but have queries about the procedure, here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

  • Is Invisalign right for me?

Invisalign treatment can treat a wide range of dental problems. These include:

  • Crowding
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open Bite
  • Deep Bite
  • Teeth Gaps
  • Misalignment 

However, Invisalign treatment may not be right for everyone. To find out whether Invisalign is right for you, please schedule a visit with our dentist.

  • Does Invisalign hurt?

Invisalign treatment uses clear plastic aligners that fit over your teeth. The aligners are custom-made for your mouth and are smooth, so they won’t irritate your cheeks, gums, or tongue. You may feel minor pressure at the beginning of each new stage of treatment, but this feeling eventually goes away.

  • How long does Invisalign treatment take?

Invisalign treatment time is different for each patient, but most treatments take about 12 months. It can take longer for more complex treatments, but we’ll discuss your entire treatment timeline with you before the treatment begins. Treatment length is based on the complexity of a patient’s smile, the severity of their misalignment, and their commitment to wearing the aligners consistently and properly.

  • What are the benefits of Invisalign aligners over traditional braces?

Invisalign aligners are clear, so no one will be able to tell that you’re wearing them. The aligners are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want during treatment, and you can also remove them to brush and floss your teeth.

  • Will insurance cover Invisalign?

Many insurance companies cover Invisalign treatment. It is best to check with your insurance provider to determine your individual coverage. Many department stores also offer interest-free financing plans, which can cover the cost of Invisalign braces.

  • Can I eat or drink with Invisalign?

No. Since Invisalign aligners are removable, you can take them out for meals and snacks. Just remember to put them back in when you’re finished. It’s best to brush your teeth after every meal or snack before putting your aligners back in.

  • How do I clean Invisalign?

You can use special Invisalign cleaning crystals to remove any plaque buildup or stains from your aligners. You can also use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently brush your aligners.

If you wish to learn more about Invisalign aligners, make an appointment with our dental experts. Visit us at Steven H. Brenman DMD, 1311 Bay St, Staten Island NY 10305. Call us to book an appointment at 718 6502199.

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