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Shooting You Straight and Answering Your Top Invisalign FAQ Missouri City, TX

Shooting You Straight and Answering Your Top Invisalign FAQ

Clear Braces

Invisalign is one of most modern solutions in orthodontics. In fact, this clear aligner system is getting a lot of hype from teens who do not want to sabotage their middle school or high school years behind metal brackets and wires if they don’t have to. Invisalign’s comfort and discreet design is also why many adult patients are asking about this orthodontic treatment.

We hope this guide answers a few of the Invisalign FAQ. We are happy to discuss your specific case with you during a consult at Smile Design Studio.

Invisalign FAQs

What do you want to know about Invisalign? Think you may want to try this clear orthodontic system for yourself or your teen? We’ve compiled some of the most common questions and concerns to help point you in the right direction.

What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is one of the most popular brands of clear dental aligners. The process involves wearing removable, clear aligners that gradually guides the teeth into proper alignment over time. Your custom aligners are made of a flexible thermoplastic material called “SmartTrack,” and they are changed out every 2-3 weeks until your treatment is complete.

What are the biggest benefits of using Invisalign?
Invisalign offers several valued advantages over traditional braces, including:

  • Virtually invisible.
  • Fewer visits to your dentist.
  • Ability to eat normal and brush and floss your teeth as usual.
  • Avoid puffy gums and soft tissue irritation.
  • Often shorter treatment time.

What happens if you wear your aligners only at night?
If you invest in Invisalign, it is important to follow the instructions carefully so that you can achieve the results you desire. While the aligners can be removed, you should be diligent in keeping them in your mouth at least 20-22 hours each day. That leaves plenty of time to eat and brush (but not sleep) without your Invisalign.

How do I brush and care for my teeth?
Since Invisalign is removable, you can follow your recommended oral hygiene plan. For orthodontic patients, this is a big plus, as many braces wearers have to battle gingivitis and stained teeth due the difficulty of cleaning around wires, bands and brackets.

How do I care for the aligners?
According to Invisalign, “The best way to clean your aligners is to use the Invisalign Cleaning System… You can also brush them with a toothbrush and toothpaste and rinse them in lukewarm water. Never use hot water on your aligners — it could permanently warp the plastic.”

Is Invisalign expensive?
Invisalign treatment typically costs a similar amount to traditional braces. However, some insurance plans may help cover a portion. At Smile Design Studio, we also offer financing plans through CareCredit. Before you let cost standing the way of this innovative smile-straightening option, talk to our dental team!

Is Invisalign ideal for everyone?
No. Only a Certified Invisalign Provider can tell you if Invisalign is right for you. In general, Invisalign is known for addressing common orthodontic concerns, including gapped teeth, crooked teeth, over bites, underbites and crossbites. However, there may be unique cases in which traditional braces are best.

Take the Next Step and Contact Your Missouri City Dentist

If you are interested in Invisalign, please reach out to us. We have helped countless teens and adults achieve the straight and beautiful smile they deserve with Invisalign clear aligners. You’ll find that this orthodontic treatment option requires minimal sacrifice to your lifestyle and appearance, which makes it perfect for the socially-conscious teen or busy corporate adult. Call Smile Design Studio today to book your consult.

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