Discover everything you wished to know about this invisible orthodontic treatment.
Whether you’re on the fence about getting Invisalign or you are ready to immediately sign your teen up for this treatment, our Lincolnshire, IL, dentists understand that it’s natural to have questions about Invisalign. After all, you’re agreeing to get braces, which is a big decision. Here are answers to some of the top questions we get regarding this popular orthodontic treatment.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign provides you with a set of clear removable aligners instead of the standard bracket-and-wire braces to which you might be accustomed. You will receive a series of aligners that are custom-made to fit over your teeth. Each aligner applies the appropriate amount of force to teeth to move them into the ideal position.
Everything is planned out with your Lincolnshire, IL, dentist before you even get your aligners. We will map out and discuss your Invisalign treatment plan with you so you’re an active part of the treatment process.
How often will I need to wear my aligners?
You will need to wear your aligners as much as possible throughout the day, only removing them to eat and drink, as well as brushing and flossing. The rest of the time the aligners should be worn. Your dentist will most likely recommend sticking to 22 hours each day to ensure that you achieve the results you want in the recommended treatment time.
How often are aligners replaced?
Aligners are typically worn for two weeks before being replaced with the next set in your treatment plan. Your dentist may simply mail you the aligners beforehand to make sure that you have them in time to replace them.
How long will it take to see results?
You will see subtle shifts and changes in your smile throughout the treatment process. It’s pretty cool to be able to see how your smile improves over the months. The average length of treatment for adults is one year, while it can take anywhere from 18-24 months for teens.
Do I need to visit my dentist for checkups?
Yes, you will need to visit your Lincolnshire, IL, dentist for quick checkups so that we can monitor the development of your treatment and make sure that everything is going smoothly. You’ll only need to come in every 4-6 weeks for these quick visits.
Are you ready to sit down with our Lincolnshire, IL, dentist to discuss Invisalign? If you want to take the next steps toward a straighter smile, simply call Lincolnshire Dental Care at (847) 478-9640.