Invisalign straightens teeth with clear aligners rather than braces. Its is very convenient to maintain normal social life even while getting treatment and no-one will even know :)
Invisalign treatment involves translucent, custom-fitted trays that fit over the teeth. The aligners generally feel more comfortable because they do not irritate teeth and gums like braces do. No-one can see them because they are clear plastic trays.
Another benefit over braces is that aligners can be taken out before meals, so you don't have to worry about food getting stuck in them.
How does Invisalign function?
Invisalign gently moves your teeth into the desired position over time.
Do aligners work for all age groups?
Yes, people of all ages can benefit from aligners.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
Length of treatment varies for each patient, but the average time with an aligner — if worn correctly — is about a year. Some dentists offer Propel Orthodontics, which can enhance the straightening process and cut treatment time in half. Propel Orthodontics is a new technique that's used in combination with aligners to straighten teeth more quickly than what was once thought possible.
Treatment costs range from $3,500 to $8,000, not accounting for insurance plans, which could contribute up to $2,000. Invisalign usually costs about the same as braces. Some insurance plans cover part of the cost.
Do I have to take my aligner out when I eat?
Eating while wearing your aligner can damage the clear aligners.
How do I clean my Invisalign aligner?
Invisalign makes a cleaning solution, which your dentist can purchase for you.You can also clean your aligner with a wet toothbrush, but don't use toothpaste.
Will an aligner impair my speech?
During the first few days of treatment, you may find yourself talking with a slight lisp as your mouth adjusts to the aligner.
Will I have to wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment?
Your teeth are always shifting and moving, so to protect your investment, we recommend you purchase a retainer at the end of your Invisalign treatment. The retainer is made from a strong material that helps to hold your teeth in the final position. Retainers are custom made, giving you a comfortable fit.
Do I really need straight teeth?
Malaligned teeth can cause chipped teeth and provide niche for bacteria to thrive in. Its good for your overall health to get teeth aligned and not just for esthetics.