Your smile plays a major role in your first impression, so it’s no surprise that so many of our patients with misaligned teeth feel insecure. The good news is that this is an issue that can easily and fairly quickly be solved. Invisalign is one of the most popular methods of teeth straightening. Millions of people have used Invisalign to correct their smiles. However, there are still some questions about Invisalign that remain unanswered for many people.
Here at North Pointe Dental Associates, we specialize in helping our patients regain their confidence and putting smiles back on their faces. In this blog post, we will answer the top questions about Invisalign we get!
How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?
The length of Invisalign treatment depends on how crooked your teeth are. Typically, treatment takes around 12 months. However, if you have more severe orthodontic issues, then treatment may take up to 18 months.
What Are The Advantages Of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces?
Invisalign has a number of advantages over traditional braces. First, Invisalign is nearly invisible, so it is much less noticeable than metal braces. Second, Invisalign is removable, so you can take them out for eating and cleaning. Third, Invisalign treatment is typically shorter than traditional braces treatment. Finally, Invisalign has been shown to be more comfortable than traditional braces.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. You will need to wear each aligner for about two weeks before moving on to the next one in the series. As you progress through the aligners, your teeth will slowly begin to shift into their new positions.
Can Invisalign Correct My Entire Smile?
Invisalign can correct a wide variety of orthodontic issues, including crooked teeth, underbites, and overbites. However, Invisalign is not suitable for every patient. If you have severe orthodontic problems, then you may need to undergo traditional braces treatment instead.
How Old Do I Have To Be To Get Invisalign?
You must be at least 13 years old to get Invisalign treatment. However, if you are younger than 13 years old, your doctor may recommend waiting until you are older before getting Invisalign treatment.
What Happens If I Don’t Wear My Invisalign Aligners?
If you don’t wear your Invisalign aligners for the recommended 20 to 22 hours per day, then your treatment will take longer. Additionally, you may not see the results that you were hoping for.
Do I Need To See An Orthodontist For Invisalign Treatment?
Yes, you will need to see an orthodontist or dentist who is certified to provide Invisalign treatment. They will be able to create a custom treatment plan for you and make sure that your treatment is on track.
Can I Eat Whatever I Want With Invisalign?
No, you should not eat anything that is sticky or chewy while you are wearing your Invisalign aligners. Additionally, you should avoid drinking any liquids that can stain your aligners, such as coffee, tea, and red wine.
How Often Do I Need To See My Orthodontist While I’m Wearing Invisalign?
You will need to see your orthodontist every four to six weeks for a check-up while you are wearing Invisalign. This will ensure that your treatment is progressing smoothly and that you are on track to achieve the desired results.
We hope this blog post has answered all of your questions about Invisalign! If you have any additional questions, be sure to speak with your orthodontist. They will be able to provide you with more information and help you decide if Invisalign is the right treatment for you.
Here at North Pointe Dental Associates, we are home to some of the best Tampa dentists specializing in general and cosmetic dentistry. If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign or other types of dental braces, please visit our website or give us a call at (813) 961-1727. We would be happy to answer any of your questions!