Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign for Teeth Straightening
More than 5 million patients have relied on Invisalign to straighten and add order to their smiles. These invisible braces have become a household name used by adults and kids alike. If you live in Georgetown, TX, and are looking for a dentist for teeth straightening, reach out to Dr. Andrew Edmonds and the team at 4405 Dental Studio.
Are you interested in Invisalign but are not sure if it is a suitable alternative to braces for you or a member of your family? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions our team often receives.
What makes Invisalign different from traditional braces?
The Invisalign treatment process relies on a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. These aligners do not involve the brackets and wires that come with metal braces. Our FDA-approved aligners — not braces — are made out of clear, flexible plastic.
Is Invisalign for all ages?
Yes, our treatment process is usually preferred by both adults and teens. They can also be an excellent solution for the second round of teeth straightening if it’s been years since you have worn braces and your teeth have begun to shift.
How often do I wear my aligners?
You will wear Invisalign aligners for about 20 to 22 hours each day. You will not wear them while you eat, drink, floss, and brush. You will transition to a new set for two weeks, as directed by your doctor. Each set will gradually shift your teeth, as do more traditional braces.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
Like traditional braces, the longer you need to wear your Invisalign aligners will depend on your specific needs. For example, how complex your case is, how much alignment do your teeth need. On average, however, you will need to wear Invisalign for about 12 to 18 months.
How long is it before I see the results of my Invisalign treatment?
You should start seeing results from your invisible teeth straightener treatment within just a matter of weeks.
How much does Invisalign treatment cost?
The actual cost will vary on a case-by-case basis, but Invisalign typically costs the same amount as traditional braces. In addition, Invisalign treatment is covered by most insurances the same way it would cover traditional braces.
What kind of care is required for Invisalign aligners?
You will need to clean and sanitize your aligners regularly using the Invisalign cleaning system. In addition, you will need to clean your teeth after every meal before you put back your aligners to protect your aligners.
Will I need to wear a retainer after my Invisalign treatment?
That will vary on a case-by-case basis. However, most doctors recommend that you wear a retainer after you finish braces or Invisalign treatment.
Could Invisalign be the proper treatment for you or your teen?
If you are looking for a dentist for teeth straightening in Georgetown, contact Dr. Andrew Edmonds at the 4405 Dental Studio today for more information on teeth straightening and invisible teeth straighteners. Call (512) 855-7308 to schedule an appointment to discuss how Invisalign treatment could work best for you and your teeth.