5 Important Questions to ask About Your Invisalign

Girl with invisalign clear aligners

Find out why this girl loves her Invisalign clear aligners.

Invisalign clear aligners are much more than a popular trend enhanced by celebrities, social media influencers, and movie stars.

In 2022 they are an amazing orthodontic teeth-straightening solution to correct teeth misalignments and enhance or correct your facial structure.

To read part 1 of this Invisalign blog or to read more about eating & drinking with Invisalign click you can click on either link above or dive into these 5 questions we get all the time about Invisalign aligners.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign works in 3 easy steps to get you the smile of your dreams.

  1. In the first step of your Invisalign journey, you will meet with your dentist to get a sneak peek at what your new smile will look like by using our iTero scanner.  Your dentist will take a precise and quick 3D digital scan of your teeth and map out a tailored treatment plan specific to your smile.
  2. Your dentist will create and ensure that your first set of clear aligners fits your mouth perfectly.  After this is done there will be short meetings every few weeks so that you can check your progress and pick up a new pair of aligners.  While you are wearing your aligners you can eat and brush your teeth as you normally would and they’ll actually improve the appearance of your smile.
  3. Depending on how severe your case is you may only need Invisalign for 6 months but each case requires Invisalign to be worn for a different period of time.  Once you start your journey you will start noticing results in a matter of weeks, however.  Once your Invisalign comes off the next step is to maintain your brand new beautiful smile forever using vivera retainers.  We use these retainers because they are customizable and 30% stronger than any other orthodontic retainer on the market.

What can Invisalign do?

Invisalign can treat will treat almost all mild-moderate teeth-straightening issues like overbites, underbites, gapped teeth, crossbites, crowded teeth, and open bites.  Invisible braces are also a common solution due to their discretion for patients that have had metal braces in the past and their teeth have shifted back since then.  Invisalign can also help your self-confidence by giving you a whiter smile and adjusting your jaw using mandibular advancement.

Which Invisalign trays hurt the most?

There is no particular Invisalign tray that will hurt the most or cause more discomfort than others.  Your orthodontist will create each clear aligner to be customized to your mouth and the final goal for your smile.  Typically, most of our patients experience mild discomfort or pain from the pressure being applied by their Invisalign moving their teeth into the correct position.

In most cases, Invisalign trays cause less discomfort than other teeth straightening options.  Keeping your Invisalign in as much as possible will help your teeth get used to the pressure being applied.

Is Invisalign worth the cost?

The only person that can truly determine this is you but Invisalign are a similar cost to traditional metal braces except people won’t even notice that you’re wearing them.  With Invisalign, you’ll have better oral health in the short-long term due to the correction of spacing issues and the discipline that going through an Invisalign treatment will help you learn.  If you are looking for a discrete solution to straightening your teeth there isn’t any other competition to invisible braces.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

According to Dr. Sbenati “orthodontic therapy, when done right, will be the best investment in your life”.  Here are his top 5 benefits of Invisalign treatments.

1. Straight teeth are easier to clean
2. Straight teeth are less likely to get tooth decay
3. Straight teeth are less likely to get injured (chipped, cracked, broken)
4. Your jawline and mouth will have a more natural and symmetrical look
5. Better gum (periodontal) health due to decreased occlusal trauma (from an unbalanced bite)

If you have any other questions about Invisalign clear aligners, retainers, Invisalign attachments or would like to book a consultation you can contact our Invisalign certified dental clinic in London Ontario.