The year is quickly coming to an end, which means soon people will be choosing resolutions for the new year. Why not choose to enjoy a healthier, more attractive smile? With Invisalign, we can start you on the road toward a healthier and more even smile. Ready to enjoy a straighter smile in with Invisalign?
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign
Question: Who qualifies for treatment?
Answer: Often, preferred patients are over the age of 16 and have more minor cases of misalignment. However, we will examine your smile to see if you are a candidate for clear aligners.
Question: How does the procedure work?
Answer: We will first take detailed impressions of your teeth, which the experts at the Invisalign lab will use to create your aligners. You will the wear them every day for between 20 and 23 hours, removing them only for meals or when brushing/flossing your teeth. Approximately every two weeks you will upgrade to a new set as your smile is corrected.
Question: How long will I need the aligners?
Answer: Total treatment time takes about a year for adults and 18 months for teens. However, the exact time will depend on the cause and the severity of your misalignment.
Question: Without treatment, how does misalignment impact my smile?
Answer: Without treatment, misalignment can make proper brushing and flossing difficult, increasing the risk of tooth decay, gingivitis, and even gum disease. In addition, uneven teeth may place strain on the jaw joints, which can sometimes lead to the onset of TMJ disorder or bruxism (chronic teeth grinding). If you have any questions about treating misalignment with Invisalign, contact our office today.
To learn more about Invisalign, schedule a consultation online, or call our office today at (847) 230-9703.