FAQs About Invisalign Treatment
If you duck and hide every time a camera is pointed your way because of your smile, you are not alone. Millions of adults struggle with crooked teeth. Many of them have found a solution thanks to the Invisalign® system. Rather than relying on uncomfortable metal brackets, this orthodontic option can straighten your smile using clear, removable, thermoplastic trays.
At the Shemen Dental Group in Amarillo, TX, our team of experienced doctors provides Invisalign treatment so you never have to be embarrassed about smiling on camera again. Below, we will explore some of the most common Invisalign FAQ.
Common Invisalign FAQs
Q: How do I know if I qualify for Invisalign treatment?
A: Almost anyone with healthy teeth and gums qualifies for Invisalign treatment, from teens to adults. The advanced technology can help with a number of problems, including crooked teeth, crowded teeth, and gaps.
Q: How long does treatment take?
A: The length of time depends on many factors, including the severity of your condition. The average time is around 12 to 18 months. However, if you qualify for Invisalign Express, you may be able to complete your treatment in as few as six.
Q: Can my aligners accidentally fall out?
A: If your trays fit properly, they should not fall out. Each tray is based off impressions of your smile so that they fit comfortably and securely over your teeth.
Q: Can I wear Invisalign if I have had braces before?
A: Yes, many people who choose Invisalign treatment wore braces as teenagers, but their teeth have now shifted. Invisalign works well for most mild to moderate teeth straightening issues.
Q: Can I undergo Invisalign treatment if I have veneers or crowns?
A: It depends. If you have had dental work such as veneers or crowns, you will need to talk to your doctor to see if treatment makes sense for you.
Q: How do I take care of my aligners?
A: It is very important that you regularly clean your aligners to remove any plaque buildup. In most cases, you can simply clean the aligner with a toothbrush and regular toothpaste. Make sure to brush your teeth after every meal to remove any food particles. Brush your aligners and then rinse in warm water. However, you should avoid using hot water as this can warp your aligners.
If you drop your aligner on the floor, be sure to thoroughly clean it before putting it in your mouth. You can also buy Invisalign Cleaning Crystals and soak your aligners, which will clean them and even remove plaque.
Q: How much does Invisalign cost?
A: The cost of Invisalign treatment depends on the severity of your case, but in most cases, the expense if similar to traditional braces. However, you can often save money by using insurance. You might also inquire about setting up a monthly payment plan.
Contact Shemen Dental Group to Learn More
Shemen Dental Group offers advanced treatment, along with excellent service and state-of-the-art technology, which will leave you grinning from ear to ear. Drs. Eddy Sauer and Nathaniel Avirett are Premier Providers and can work closely with you to make sure treatment is customized to your needs. We accept most major credit cards and insurance plans. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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