Your Guide To Invisalign
At Hodnett Orthodontics, we strive to provide the most effective, stress-free orthodontic treatment. We offer this guide to share answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about Invisalign.
What Is Invisalign Treatment?
Invisalign refers to a collective series of plastic aligners that work to straighten teeth gradually. An Invisalign aligner is barely noticeable to many, making it the perfect treatment option for patients looking to discreetly straighten their smiles.
Why Do Patients Love Invisalign?
Invisalign provides numerous benefits that patients are increasingly seeking in their orthodontic treatment. For starters, Invisalign is nearly undetectable. Other advantages of Invisalign include:
- Completely removable
- No dietary restrictions.
- Gentle and comfortable treatment
- Smooth, contoured fit to your teeth
- Proven track record of success in a wide range of cases
How Should I Take Care Of My Invisalign Aligners?
Now that you’re ready to learn more about Invisalign aligners, you should know how to properly care for them. Proper care and maintenance of your Invisalign liners ensure that they perform efficiently, are pleasant, and maintain your oral health. Let’s go through some tips for properly caring for your Invisalign aligners.
- Remove aligners completely before eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
- Every day, clean your aligners with lukewarm water and a gentle toothbrush.
- Maintain your dental health while using aligners by brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash to reduce plaque accumulation.
- While wearing your aligners, avoid chewing gum.
- Keep your aligners in the case we supply you with.
How Long Will The Treatment Last?
The period of treatment is determined by several factors, including the complexity of your case and how frequently you wear your aligners. Based on your specific needs, Dr. Hodnett will decide how long your treatment will take. Invisalign treatment takes 12 to 18 months on average, although you can see improvements in as little as a few weeks.
How Long Should I Wear My Aligners Every Day?
Wear your Invisalign clear aligners 20 to 22 hours a day for optimum results, taking them out only for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
How Frequently Will I Need To See My Orthodontist?
Dr. Hodnett will make regular appointments for you, usually every four to six weeks. These appointments are intended to confirm that your therapy is progressing as anticipated.
Since Having My Braces Removed, My Teeth Have Shifted. Can Invisalign Treatment Fix This?
Yes, transparent aligners from Invisalign can solve nearly all typical teeth-straightening difficulties, from simple to complex. When patients who previously had braces discover that their teeth have migrated back, they often choose Hodnett Orthodontics Invisalign treatment as a discreet alternative to improve their appearance.
Does Invisalign Hurt?
Although Invisalign therapy moves your teeth with modest, consistent force, some patients experience transient discomfort during the first few days of wearing a new set of aligners. It’s typical for folks to describe it as “pressure,” and it’s a sign that your Invisalign transparent aligners are working and transforming your smile.
Please tell our team at Hodnett Orthodontics if you have any concerns or continue to be uncomfortable.
Will Wearing Invisalign Clear Aligners Affect My Speech?
It may take a few days for your tongue to adjust to having Invisalign aligners in your mouth, and you may have a minor lisp. However, this should pass fast.