There are many options when it comes to aligning your teeth, and one of them is the use of Invisalign. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this method, which you can get here at OHIOSmiles.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is the name of a method to align teeth that had started to grow in a deviated manner. They consist of one or two transparent appliances that return your teeth to their correct growth tract. They are a great option instead of traditional dental braces.
How Does Invisalign Work?
We will start by outlining a personalized treatment that will estimate with great precision the trajectory of every one of your teeth that may require alignment. From there, a digital model of your teeth will be created to make the set of appliances that you will be using.
What Are the Advantages of Choosing Invisalign?
The biggest advantage of this method of realignment is that it does not require any kind of anesthesia for its placement. Another advantage is that it is easily removable by the patient for cleaning and later returned to its place without any issue at all.
Who Can Benefit From This Treatment?
Any person that wants a method of dental correction that is not immediately noticeable is eligible for this option. Like with any other dental appliance of constant use, it is of utmost importance to maintain good oral health to not interrupt the gradual alignment of the teeth.
How Long Will I Have to Use the Invisalign?
The appliances will have to be used on a constant basis for over 20 hours per day. They can be removed in order to eat and drink. They will also have to be removed to brush your teeth and floss. After one or two weeks, the Invisalign set will have to be replaced with a new one in order to continue with the treatment. The duration of the treatment will depend on the initial goal set between you and our professionals.
Will My Invisalign Need Any Special Care?
We advise you to remove your Invisalign before eating and drinking any kind of food or fluid other than water. We also recommend you brush your teeth and floss before repositioning the appliance so as to not stain it.
We strongly discourage you from smoking because it might stain the material of the appliance. You will also have to avoid letting them get in contact with any high-temperature substance, like hot water, because it can deform the aligner’s shape.
Will I Have to Clean My Invisalign?
Yes, you will have to clean your aligners. It can be carried out using your own dental brush and toothpaste. When you rinse them, use room temperature water.
Will Invisalign Change the Way I Speak?
It is possible for a slight lisp to appear as your tongue gets used to the new aligners. This issue should disappear after a short period of time.
What Do I Do if I Lose My Invisalign?
If you lose your Invisalign, you will have to get in contact with us so we can evaluate the current position of your teeth. Based on our assessment, we will determine if a previous set can be used or if it is necessary to issue a replacement. It may also be possible that you can start using the next set of aligners earlier.
Where Can I Get More Information About Invisalign?
If you are interested in knowing more about Invisalign, you can get in contact with OHIOSmiles by calling us at (740) 781-0540. We will be happy to answer any of your questions!
Denise Antalis, DDS
1500 Deerpath Drive
Cambridge, OH 43725