Invisalign FAQs

Misalignment and overcrowded teeth can be caused by a wide range of conditions, such as smaller jaws, jaw shape that does not support straight teeth, and other lifestyle issues.

Invisalign trays are among the best treatment options for misalignment. This article will highlight common Invisalign FAQs to help you understand how the treatment works.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign are clear and flexible plastic molds that help patients with crooked teeth get straighter teeth. These clear aligners treat common teeth straightening issues such as misalignment, overbite, crossbite, and underbite.

How does Invisalign technology work?

Your dentist will work with Invisalign laboratories to make your clear aligners. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign trays are made using a special plastic material. The dentist will first take 3D impressions of both the upper and lower teeth and then send them to a laboratory for the design and fabrication of your custom aligners.

How much do Invisalign aligners cost?

According to Healthline, Invisalign treatment typically costs from $3000 to $5000. However, your dentist will determine the exact Invisalign treatment cost depending on the specific dental issues you are dealing with and the treatment time required to straighten your teeth.

Is Invisalign more comfortable compared to traditional metal braces?

The most comfortable type of aligner available is Invisalign clear braces. However, getting used to them may take several days or weeks. Because of the gentle pressure exerted by the braces at this stage, the teeth may initially feel slightly sore.

Who can go for Invisalign treatment?

You can go for Invisalign clear aligners if you have the following conditions;

  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps

I have traditional braces, is it possible to switch to Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign treatment can be replaced with traditional braces. Your orthodontist will recommend treatment based on the unique conditions of your misaligned teeth. Patients consider switching from braces to removable aligners for a variety of reasons, including:

  • When they became self-conscious about how traditional braces look.
  • Intolerance to dietary restrictions caused by traditional braces.
  • Uncomfortable braces adjustment appointments.

What is the best Invisalign cleaning system?

Invisalign cleaning aids in the prevention of bacteria and odor buildup. Even though aligners are replaceable during treatment, it is recommended that they be cleaned on a regular basis. To clean your aligners, use Invisalign cleaning crystals, water, and toothpaste as follows:

  • Rinse with clean water.
  • Gently clean the inside and outside of the aligners with a soft-bristled brush and regular toothpaste. Regular toothbrushes should not be used because they can damage the inside of the aligners and interfere with the treatment process.
  • Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
  • Store inside a protective casing if and when not in use.

What do I do if my Invisalign clear aligner cracks or breaks?

You should not use broken or cracked Invisalign aligners. If the aligners break, you need to order a new set of aligners.

What is the process of getting Invisalign treatment?

It has never been easier to begin Invisalign treatment. Tarpon Dental provides exceptional cosmetic, implant, and family dentistry procedures at an affordable price.

Your Invisalign treatment will involve the following steps;

1. Assessment session with our qualified and friendly orthodontist.

Our dentist will sit with you during this session to examine your teeth and determine the best treatment for you. If you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment, 3D impressions of your teeth will be taken and sent to the laboratory. Because the design and manufacturing processes take a few weeks, your next appointment will be to select your first set of aligners.

2. Treatment plan

Your dentist will create a customized Invisalign treatment plan for you, depending on your teeth alignment needs. After creating an Invisalign system that fits your jaws, they will give instructions on how to wear and clean your clear braces.

3. Follow up

Your treatment plan will take between 6 months and 2 years. With time, your teeth alignment begins to take shape, so you need to change your aligners. Your dentist will give you regular appointments to assess your progress and suggest new aligners in case you need them. These follow-up visits are important to the alignment journey, so don’t skip them.

How often should I go to the dentist?

Your dentist may need to see you every six months to change you from one set of Invisalign braces to the next.

Need Invisalign in Tarpon Springs, FL? Talk to Dr. Seema of Tarpon Dental today!

We’re prepared to walk you through the best treatment options for teeth straightening. Contact us today at (727) 361-2185 to make an appointment with our family dentist in Tarpon Springs, FL, and nearby areas.