Invisalign braces have become such a popular method of straightening teeth that sometimes you just need basic answers to your biggest questions. After all, if you’re going to commit to Invisalign from your Red Bank dentist for a year or more, it’s important to know everything you can about this innovative method for aligning teeth.
Do I wear the same aligners the whole time?
Unlike the wires and brackets of conventional metal braces that are attached to your teeth and worn throughout your entire orthodontic treatment, Invisalign aligners are changed every few weeks.
How often do I have to wear Invisalign?
Invisalign isn’t a whenever-you-feel-like-it treatment. It’s a commitment. You must wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day for the treatment to be effective and stay on track. This gives you just enough time to remove the aligners for meals, brushing, and cleaning.
Can I eat with Invisalign in?
You absolutely cannot eat while wearing Invisalign. Chewing with the aligners in place could damage them. Plus, your aligners will become stained by foods and beverages. The only thing you can ingest when wearing Invisalign is water.
Can I eat whatever I want when I have Invisalign?
One of the best things about Invisalign is that you don’t have any food restrictions like the wearers of traditional braces. Because the aligners are removed for meals and snacks, you can enjoy all of your favorite foods.
How often do I have to see my dentist?
You’ll visit your Red Bank Invisalign provider every six weeks or so for a check-up and to collect your next sets of aligners so you can keep your treatment moving right along.
Are Invisalign braces expensive?
Braces of any kind are a significant investment. Price should not be the deciding factor for your orthodontics, but what method offers the best options. Invisalign corrects the same misalignment as metal braces, but it does so discreetly and quickly. For many patients, these reasons alone are worth the price.
Will I talk weird with Invisalign in?
Like any appliance when it is first put on the teeth, there will be an adjustment period. After a day or two, you will be used to how Invisalign feels on your teeth so your speech shouldn’t be noticeably interrupted.
Will people be able to see my braces?
Invisalign aligners are practically invisible. They are so thing and so snugly fitted to your teeth that they are nearly impossible for anyone to detect unless you point them out. The near-invisibility of Invisalign aligners makes them very popular among adults.
Can my teen wear Invisalign?
Yes, Invisalign Teen is a popular orthodontic method among adolescents. Imagine being a teenager and bypassing the brace-face stage altogether. Teens are some of the most responsible Invisalign-wearers because they are grateful to be underoing a user-friendly way to straighten their teeth.
Will Invisalign interrupt my life?
Instead of interrupting your life, Invisalign will make it better, nearly from day one. You’ll start to see a positive change in your teeth very quickly, and that is motivation to keep on keeping on with your chosen orthodontic treatment. Invisalign works, and it is designed to fit into your life, not create a speed bump within it. Your confidence will grow and your smile will straighten – the journey is worth it.
Learn more about clear aligners from your Red Bank Invisalign provider Dr. Carole Sherrod Jewell. Schedule your appointment today.