Invisalign clear braces have become one of the most popular ways to straighten teeth for its discreetness and convenience. However, before considering these almost invisible aligners, there are some common questions you may want to ask first. Keep reading to discover some frequently asked questions and their answers about Invisalign in Windermere.
How Long Does Treatment Last?
On average, Invisalign treatment lasts between 10 and 18 months, but the time will depend on the severity of your misalignment and how often you wear your aligners. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligning trays to gradually shift your teeth over time. Typically, the length of treatment is much faster than traditional braces.
Can I Eat and Drink with Them?
One of the biggest advantages of Invisalign is that the aligners are completely removeable. That means you can enjoy all of your favorite foods without damaging your aligners or hurting your teeth. Simply remove your Invisalign, eat your yummy snack or meal, and then put your trays back in. Just be sure to clean your teeth before putting them back on your smile to avoid staining the clear plastic.
How Often During the Day Do I Wear My Aligners?
Your dentist recommends that you wear your aligners 20 to 22 hours a day for the quickest and most effective results. This may sound long, but these aligners are smooth and comfortable to wear. It’s easy to keep up with this regimen because you just leave them in your mouth until you have to eat!
Is My Son or Daughter a Candidate for Invisalign?
Yes! Invisalign actually makes a product called Invisalign Teen. The only difference between these aligners and yours are a convenient little dot on the trays that changes colors based on time of use. This helps even the sometimes forgetful or irresponsible teen wear the aligners for the full length prescribed. They also come with more replacement trays, so if they lose or break one, they’ll have a backup aligner ready to go.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
The cost of your Invisalign will depend on:
- Where you live
- What kind of insurance you have
- How misaligned your teeth are
The only way to find out for sure is to schedule a consultation with an expert dentist that offers Invisalign. They’ll be able to carefully examine your grin and give you an estimate on the cost of your treatment. Many times, this price is broken down by month to help with cost.
Does it sound like Invisalign is right for you? Contact your dentist to get started on a beautifully straight smile without any of the hassle and discomfort of traditional braces.
About the Practice
Dr. Matthew McKissock and Dr. Rupal Thakkar are a team of dentists with a passion for helping their patients smile. They take pride in offering Invisalign to improve smiles while maintaining confidence. They currently practice at Windermere Dentistry, and they can be contacted through their website or by phone at (407) 909-1099 for any questions.