If you’re considering Invisalign treatment, here are 5 important questions you should ask your dentist so you can learn everything you need to know before getting started.
How does Invisalign work?
Most people just know that Invisalign is an alternative to traditional metal braces that can straighten the teeth without using brackets and wires., but you may want to know more about how the clear aligners will actually straighten your teeth. Your dentist can explain how they move your teeth during the course of your treatment.
How long will my treatment take?
This questions is especially important because the length of your treatment will depend on your individual needs and oral health concerns. The process will continue until your teeth are in their prescribed, corrected positions, and your dentist can give you a better idea of how long that will be.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign depends on the severity of your case and the length of your treatment. For instance, the more severe the malocclusion, the more aligners you'll need and the more treatment will cost. Only your dentist can give you an accurate idea of how much treatment will cost, so be sure to ask them at your appointment.
How will Invisalign affect my daily life?
The beauty of Invisalign is that is it doesn't require you to drastically change your lifestyle. For example, you can remove the aligners to eat, drink, brush and floss, unlike with traditional metal braces. Your dentist can fill you in on everything you need to know about how to keep your aligners clean, and what guidelines to follow in terms of your diet, and other simple tips.
What will happen at the end of my treatment?
In most cases, patients wear a retainer to help maintain their newly straightened teeth once treatment is complete, but this may differ depending on your specific case. Your dentist will be able to give you a better idea at your initial appointment.