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8 FAQ’s to ask Before Getting Invisalign

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Invisalign before and after

Before and after photos of our patient’s Invisalign journey.

So you’re considering getting Invisalign or maybe you want to learn more about Invisalign?  Invisalign clear aligners are a great solution for mild-moderate teeth straightening issues like overbites, underbites, tooth gaps, crossbites, crowded teeth, and gaps in your teeth.

To discover all the information you need about Invisalign, let’s dive in.

How much should I expect to pay for Invisalign?

The cost of Invisalign treatment can be anywhere between $4000-$8000 making them comparable to braces. Every Invisalign budget is different because every smile is different.  Some smiles require only simple shifts whereas others need more complex adjustments.

A number of factors go into determining Invisalign cost like your dentist’s time, how much your plan covers for Invisalign, and your oral health needs.  You can book your complimentary consultation today at Sbenati Dentistry and have our Invisalign doctor break down the cost for you.

What are invisible braces (Invisalign clear aligners)?

Invisalign clear aligners are removable and practically invisible so they won’t interrupt your daily routine.  As a result, you can keep taking care of your teeth as you normally would.  It can take between 12-18 months to achieve a perfect alignment.

What are the top benefits of Invisalign?

  1. The clear aligners make Invisalign practically invisible so nobody can tell that you’re even wearing them
  2. Your invisible braces are easy to remove when eating or cleaning your teeth
  3. Treatment is usually faster than using normal metal braces while being more comfortable and at a similar cost
  4. Invisalign requires less maintenance and fewer trips to see your dentist for broken wires
  5. The aligners also move your teeth slower but with more consistency to provide more comfort

What are the aftercare costs associated with Invisalign?

After the Invisalign treatment is over like with braces you’ll need a retainer to help keep your teeth in place after your Invisalign treatment is done. They can cost anywhere between $100-$500 per retainer.  The good news is at the end of your Invisalign journey adults that wear their retainer shouldn’t need orthodontics again because their mouth is finished growing.

How painful is Invisalign?

Invisalign isn’t painful, but you may feel some discomfort as the clear aligners become accustomed to your mouth.  The pressure that is exerted on your teeth can create some discomfort at the beginning of the treatment process.

Do teeth stay straight after Invisalign?

Yes, your teeth should stay straight after your Invisalign treatment as long as you get a retainer.  The retainer will hold your teeth in the position that your aligners got them to.  You can expect to wear your retainer for 20-22 hours a day for 6 months after finishing your Invisalign journey before switching to only wearing it at night.

Do you wear Invisalign all day?

For the best results, Invisalign should be worn for 20-22 hours per day.  You will have to wear the aligners to bed, and only take them out to clean them, eat food, or brush your teeth.  It is also important to keep the case with you at all times, switch your aligners at night time, brush your teeth before inserting the new aligners, and clean them properly to maintain white teeth.

girl biting Invisalign

Invisalign

Can you bite down on Invisalign?

It is important for Invisalign clear aligners to stay in place and fit properly so they can apply gentle pressure to move your teeth into new positions.  To help with this chewies can help your aligner sit in the correct position.  Aligner chewies are the size of a cotton roll that can be bitten to help your aligners better align to your mouth’s unique shape.

Conclusion:

An Invisalign journey is an exciting time as it will improve your oral health, digestive health, confidence, appearance, emotional state, and overall quality of life.  For any other questions you may have about invisible braces, Sbenati Dentistry is here for you.

If you would like to ask our dental clinic in London Ontario, any questions or schedule an appointment you can use our Request An Appointment form, email us at Info@sbenatidentistry.ca, or call at (519)-474-0220.

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