There are many reasons that over 4 million patients have used the Invisalign® system to straighten their teeth. First of all, they’re virtually invisible, which means no one will even know you’re wearing them. (This is a huge perk for teens and adults alike!) Also, the system works quickly—meaning you can get your confidence-boosting smile in a fraction of the time. But we understand that the decision to get Invisalign® can be a big one. That’s why we’ve provided a few answers to some of your most pressing questions.
How does Invisalign® work?
The Invisalign® system uses a series of custom-fit, clear aligners that slowly adjust your teeth over time. With each new aligner (every couple weeks), your teeth will be moved closer and closer into place until your bite is beautifully straight. You’ll simply need to visit Aurora Dental Group every 4-6 weeks so we can check on your progress. Otherwise, your aligners will arrive directly to your door!
Can they fix my particular orthodontic issue?
Invisalign® can remedy a wide range of orthodontic issues, including gaps, underbite, overbite, crossbite, overcrowding, or alignment issues. So if you’re in good health, you will likely be a great candidate for the Invisalign® system. However, a consultation in our Aurora office will be necessary to give you the final green light!
How long does Invisalign® take?
If worn correctly, the Invisalign® system can give you results in 50% of the time as other methods. Typically, it only takes about 10-24 months to get your perfect smile. Just be certain to follow your dentist’s instructions carefully—such as wearing your aligners for 20-22 hours per day—to ensure that your program works effectively and efficiently.
Are the aligners comfortable?
Actually, many find that the Invisalign® system is much more comfortable than traditional braces. Because you won’t have to wear metal and wires on the outer surface of your teeth, you won’t have to risk cutting your lips or cheeks on the device. In fact, the aligners also serve to protect your teeth during physical activity.
How will this impact my diet?
Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of having Invisalign® is the minimal impact it has on your daily routine. These aligners are easily removable—you can take them out whenever you’d like—so you won’t have to avoid your favorite crunchy foods. Plus, cleaning your teeth after your meals is even easier with the Invisalign® system. Just remove the trays and brush your teeth as normal!
Is Invisalign® expensive?
Luckily, Invisalign® is covered by many dental insurance policies. Chances are high that you’ll have your Invisalign® system covered by your insurance—meaning you can get straight teeth without breaking the bank!
If you want to have straighter teeth and get your perfect smile, call Aurora Dental Group today for a consultation. We’ll help you determine if Invisalign® is right for you, and take the necessary steps to get you on track to your ideal smile.