Have questions about Invisalign? We can help! Check out some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about Invisalign below. Our experienced team is also available to help you determine if Invisalign is right for you and help get you started with a customized treatment plan.
What Is Invisalign Treatment?
One frequently asked question we receive about Invisalign is what the treatment entails. Invisalign is the process of using clear plastic trays to correct your smile. Unlike traditional braces with colorful rubber bands, metal brackets, and archwires, these discreet, transparent aligners consist of a comfortable thermoplastic material that is customized to the shape of your teeth and is less likely to irritate the inside of your mouth.
After Dr. Sol, your trusted orthodontist at Braces Now in Norcross, GA, takes 3D impressions of your smile with our iTero digital scanner, he’ll determine what corrections are necessary to reach your goal. You’ll then receive multiple sets of aligners you’ll replace yourself every two weeks.
As long as you leave your aligners in for at least 20-22 hours each day, you’ll have your ideal smile in around 12-24 months, depending on the severity of your case.
How Do I Care for My Invisalign Aligners?
Caring for Invisalign aligners is more simple than caring for traditional braces. With metal or ceramic braces, you must be cautious of what you eat since some foods could damage the appliance.
With Invisalign, though, you can remove the trays to eat, brush, and floss without restriction, allowing you to move through your daily routine and oral hygiene regimen seamlessly.
However, cleaning your Invisalign trays after removing them is an extra step that you will want to take. Each time you take them off, use your toothbrush to gently scrub them, making sure you’re rinsing them in lukewarm water. Also, brush and floss your teeth before putting your aligners back on to ensure you’re not trapping particles between your teeth and the aligners.
Are There Any Food Restrictions With Invisalign?
Fortunately, you don’t receive a long list of foods, drinks, and snacks to stay away from when you opt for Invisalign. Since they’re removable, there’s no worry about damaging the appliances with sticky, chewy, or hard substances the way you would worry about breaking parts of your irremovable braces. As long as you remove them any time you eat or drink anything other than water, you’ll be good to go!
For more information about foods to avoid with braces and Invisalign, check out our video below.
How Would Invisalign Fit Into My Lifestyle?
Invisalign is the best way to keep doing what you do. Are you a public speaker or business professional that wants to remain confident in front of colleagues? Maybe you enjoy sports and other activities and are looking for a treatment that allows you to worry less about contact accidents? Invisalign allows you to remove them for comfort while continuing to do what you love.
Is Invisalign Right for Me?
While most people benefit from Invisalign, some cases may require the consistency of braces instead. However, the best answer to this question is to ask Dr. Sol whether Invisalign is right for you during your free consultation at Braces Now in Norcross, GA. Our team is here to answer all of your questions and ensure you find the best treatment option for your lifestyle and budget.