Straightening your teeth can improve the appearance and function of your smile. If you're considering straightening your smile with Invisalign, here are 5 questions you should ask your dentist.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign can straighten the teeth without the hassle of wires and brackets that comes along with traditional metal braces. But how do the clear aligners actually work? Your Straight Smile dentist will be happy to explain how Invisalign's clear custom aligners gradually guide your teeth into their corrected positions.
How long will my treatment take?
Every smile is unique. The overall length of your treatment will depend on your specific needs and the condition of your oral health. After a full consultation, your dentist will give you an accurate estimate on how long it will take to complete your Invisalign treatment. You will continue Invisalign treatment until your teeth are in the desired positions.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign treatment depends on the severity of your case and the length of your treatment. More severe malocclusions require a greater the number of aligners, and longer treatment. For an accurate idea of how much your treatment will cost, make an appointment now to discuss Invisalign treatment with your dentist.
How will Invisalign affect my daily life?
With Invisalign, no drastic lifestyle changes are required! Invisalign aligners are removable! That means, unlike with traditional metal braces, you just remove the aligners to eat, drink, brush and floss. If Invisalign is right for you, your dentist will give you a rundown of everything you need to know regarding diet, cleaning your aligners, keeping your teeth healthy during treatment, and other simple tips and instructions.
What will happen at the end of my treatment?
As with most orthodontic treatments, after treatment is complete patients typically wear a retainer to help maintain their straight new smile. When you visit your dentist for your Invisalign consultation, they will be sure to give you a clear idea of what to expect once your treatment is finished.