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Invisalign FAQs

hand holding clear alignersAre you ready for a straight, beautiful smile? To get the results you want, you want to choose the preferred choice in orthodontics with Invisalign. The clear aligners will move your teeth into their correct positions while providing you with a discreet and sophisticated treatment. Before you are ready to commit to them, we understand that you have plenty of questions about the process. To help you make the best choice for your smile, Dr. Barry Grosshandler has the answers you need.

How Does Invisalign Work?

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Impressions and 3D scans of your mouth are taken to create a series of aligners. Each one will gradually move your teeth into their ideal positions. There is no need for brackets or wires. As you progress through the series, you will start to see a straight, beautiful smile take form. On average, it will take about 12 months to complete your series; however, the number of aligners needed is based on your individual needs.

What Can I Expect During the Treatment?

You must be committed to wearing the aligners for at least 22 hours per day. You should only remove them when eating or drinking anything except water or when brushing and flossing your teeth. You will wear each aligner in the series for 1 to 2 weeks depending on Dr. Grosshandler’s recommendations. While undergoing the treatment, you will not need to have appointments for adjustments because no wires are used; however, you will still need to come in every few weeks to monitor the movement of your teeth.

Does Invisalign Hurt?

Many people have found Invisalign to be far more comfortable than traditional braces. The aligners are smooth, so there will be no irritation to the inside of your lips or cheeks. In addition, they offer the ideal fit to reduce any slipping or irritation

How Do I Care for the Aligners?

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It is best to maintain your home oral hygiene routine by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing every night. You will also need to take the time to clean the aligners each day using a soft-bristled toothbrush and clear antibacterial soap. Any time you remove your aligners, it is ideal to brush your teeth before placing them back in your mouth; however, if you cannot, be sure to rinse them with water.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Invisalign can cost more than traditional braces. The amount you can expect to pay is determined by the number of aligners that you will need. Now, many dental insurances help to cover the cost of the treatment to keep it within your budget.

Will I Need a Retainer?

To prevent your teeth from moving back into their previous positions, you will briefly need a retainer.

How Can I Get Started?

If you are ready to start your journey to a straight smile, take the first step and schedule a consultation with Dr. Grosshandler. He will create the customized treatment plan you need for flawless results. Contact our office today to see if Invisalign is the right choice for you.