Ready for a dazzling smile? Your Summerlin Invisalign dentist offers answers to the most frequently asked Invisalign questions.
Q: What’s the difference between Invisalign and braces?
A: Both braces and Invisalign can straighten teeth to a more ideal position in order to help cosmetically enhance your smile as well as make your teeth function better. While braces utilize metal wires to accomplish this movement, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic trays that gradually move the teeth into new positions. Patients love Invisalign because they are virtually invisible and since you’ll take them out to eat, it’s not difficult to eat and clean your teeth.
Q: Will I need a retainer?
A: Yes. Like braces, you’ll need to wear a retainer in order to maintain the beautiful results of your Invisalign treatment. Once your treatment is over and you’ve graduated to your last set of aligners, you’ll need to wear your retainer around the clock for about six months. After that, you’ll just wear it at night. However, good retainer habits can be the key to lasting results!
Q: Will Invisalign correct my crowded teeth?
A: Yes, Invisalign is actually very effective in straightening out crowded teeth. As a Summerlin Invisalign dentist, I have seen great results on patients with crowded teeth who were treated with Invisalign.
Q: How long will I need to wear Invisalign?
A: The length of your Invisalign treatment will depend on the extent to which we need to move your teeth. Typically, Invisalign takes about as long as traditional braces.
Q: What about eating?
A: Eating while getting Invisalign treatment isn’t any different than eating now. However, you’ll need to take your aligners out of your mouth to eat. Since effective treatment requires you to wear the aligners around the clock, you should promptly put them back in your mouth after you’ve finished eating. To keep your teeth strong and healthy, make sure to brush and floss before putting them back in.
Got any more questions? Your Summerlin Invisalign dentist can answer them all at your Invisalign consultation. Give us a call today to make an appointment!