How Do I Care for My Invisalign Aligners?
Thankfully, the process of caring for your Invisalign trays is just as easy as the treatment itself. All you have to do is remove your aligners during meals, and then make sure to brush your teeth thoroughly before putting them back on. You can even use the Invisalign Cleaning System (comprised of clear crystals) to make things even more straightforward.
How Long Will My Treatment Take?
The answer to this question will vary wildly depending on the patient in question. Certain types of bite and/or orthodontic issues take longer to correct than others. Don’t worry, however – Dr. Dailey will discuss your treatment plan with you in great detail so you know exactly what to expect.
How Do I Get Invisalign?
Once you’ve made the decision that this is the right way to go, Dr. Dailey will perform a comprehensive exam (which includes taking 3D photos of your mouth) to help better identify the problem areas that you’re dealing with. Dr. Dailey will then come up with a unique, holistic treatment plan built with your specific mouth in mind.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
This, too, will depend on the patient as to how long your treatment is and what orthodontic issues you’re trying to correct will ultimately impact the overall cost you’ll be expected to pay. Having said that, most patients find that costs are almost the same as braces – for a system that is far more efficient and that fits in better with your lifestyle. Dr. Dailey will again discuss all of this with you during your initial appointment.
What Happens If I Lose My Aligners?
In the unfortunate event that this happens, you should always contact the office immediately to get replacements to avoid interrupting your treatment.
How is Invisalign Different From Braces?
Traditional braces use a series of stainless steel wires and brackets to correct your bite. Once attached to your teeth, the braces gently move each tooth into the desired position over a long period of time.
Invisalign, on the other hand, uses a series of clear plastic aligners that are almost like a second skin for your teeth. They’re crafted to your unique mouth and bite and, because of that, are something that most people find surprisingly comfortable.
Does Invisalign Fit Into an Active Lifestyle?
Invisalign can and likely will fit into your lifestyle regardless of how active it is – you just need to keep a few key things in mind.
If you’re an athlete, for example, Invisalign can always be removed during sports for your safety. So long as you still wear the aligners for at least 22 hours per day, you’ll find that your treatment won’t be interrupted in any way. You will still need to wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth, of course.
Likewise, Invisalign can also be removed for any type of special occasion you want to take advantage of. Whether you’re a teen who is excited to go to prom or are just looking forward to that big birthday dinner doesn’t matter – just pop the trays out, live your life, and put them back in when you’re done. Just remember to brush your teeth before you do, of course.