What if we could provide an alternative to metal braces? We don’t have to rely solely on metal braces to help patients enjoy more even smiles. Instead, we can use Invisalign® aligners to straighten teeth and help you enjoy a healthier (and more beautiful) smile. Do you have questions about Invisalign?
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign® Aligners
Question: How do you create the aligners?
Answer: We first need to take detailed digital impressions of your smile, as well as x-rays. We send these materials to a special Invisalign lab, where experts create your aligners from a BPA-free acrylic material. Each set will be custom-made to ensure a comfortable fit and accurate treatment.
Question: Do I wear them every day?
Answer: Yes! You will need to wear them for approximately 20 to 23 hours per day. After around two weeks, you will upgrade to a new set as your teeth are gradually repositioned and your smile’s alignment improved.
Question: Do I need to change my daily routines?
Answer: With metal braces, you need to avoid certain foods, as hard or sticky foods can become trapped in your braces or damage them. In addition, brushing and flossing properly becomes a difficult task, increasing the risk of teeth stains or even decay. However, since you can remove aligners before meals, you don’t need to change how you eat. You can also take them out before you brush and floss, which helps you maintain a better oral health during treatment.
Question: How long does treatment take?
Answer: That depends on the cause and extent of your misalignment, but on average adults wear them for about a year and teens typically need between a year and 18 months. In all, treatment is typically shorter than the length of time braces require. If you have any questions about clear aligners, then contact our team today. We want to help you enjoy a more even and healthy smile!
Do You Want to Try Our Clear Aligners?
We can employ Invisalign clear braces to address misalignment in teens and adults. You can schedule an appointment with Munilla Dental in Southlake, TX by calling 817-379-1200.