Invisalign is a discreet and effective way to straighten your smile without the use of big metal brackets. Over 1 million people across the planet have trusted their teeth to this unique treatment, have you thought about taking the leap? Interested in Invisalign but not ready to commit yet? Let’s take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions to help quench your curiosity:
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. Each stage in the process requires a new set of aligners that work to slowly shift your teeth.
How Long Do I Have To Wear My Aligners?
To experience the best results, your aligners should be worn at least 22 hours a day. They should only be taken out for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Like braces, the length of treatment is highly unique to your situation. On average, Invisalign treatment time is 12 to 18 months.
Is Invisalign Painful?
Without metal brackets and wires in your mouth, Invisalign is a considerably less uncomfortable process. The first day or two following a new set of aligners will be more sensitive than usual, but this tenderness will go away relatively quickly.
Will Invisalign Affect My Speech?
Some patients will find that Invisalign does affect their speech for the first day or so. After this adjustment period, speech should return back to normal.
Am I Eligible For Invisalign If I’ve Already Had Braces?
Absolutely! Teeth will naturally shift throughout your life, so if you’ve been slack on keeping in your retainer it’s likely that your teeth will begin to revert to their previous positions. That being said, if you had trouble remembering your retainer, make sure you don’t make the same mistake with your Invisalign!
Will My Insurance Cover Invisalign?
Most insurance companies will cover Invisalign in the same way as they cover braces. In addition to this, talk with your orthodontist about financing options.
Hopefully we have answered your most burning questions, if not, please let us know! If Invisalign has been in the back of your mind for a while, bring it up to the front for a little while and consider the possibilities! Contact us today for a consultation.