Here are 5 important questions you should ask your dentist if you're considering trying Invisalign clear aligners to straighten your smile.
How does Invisalign work?
You already know that Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional metal braces that can straighten the teeth without the hassle of wires and brackets, but you might find yourself wondering how the clear aligners will actually straighten your teeth. Your Straight Smile dentist would be happy to explain how your clear custom aligners will gently guide your teeth into their desired positions.
How long will my treatment take?
Only your dentist can give you an accurate estimate on how long your Invisalign treatment will take. That's because each smile is unique and the length of your treatment will depend on your individual needs and your overall oral health condition. You will continue to wear your clear custom aligners until your teeth are in their prescribed, corrected positions.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The severity of your case and the length of your treatment will dictate the cost of your treatment. The more severe your malocclusion, the greater the number of aligners you will need, the longer treatment will take, and the more your treatment will cost. Make an appointment to see your dentist to discuss Invisalign. Only your dentist can give you an accurate idea of how much treatment will cost.
How will Invisalign affect my daily life?
Invisalign doesn't require you to drastically change your lifestyle. Unlike with traditional metal braces, you just remove the aligners to eat, drink, brush and floss - it's easy! Your dentist will give you a rundown of everything you need to know regarding guidelines to follow in terms of your diet, how to keep your aligners clean, and other simple tips and instructions.
What will happen at the end of my treatment?
Once treatment is complete, typically patients wear a retainer to help maintain their straight new smile, but this can differ depending on your unique case. At your initial appointment, your dentist will be able to give you a better idea of what to expect.