How long will treatment take?
Treatment time is individualized depending on the current position of your teeth
and how much they need to be adjusted. In general, the average treatment time is 9 to 12 months.
What if I've had braces in the past?
Invisalign clear aligners can treat nearly all common teeth-straightening issues, from simple to complex. Many people who formerly had braces choose Invisalign treatment as the discrete solution to improve their smile when they find that their teeth have shifted back.
How will Invisalign affect my life?
Invisalign should have little affect on day to day activities. The aligners are virtually
invisible and after 1-2 days of getting used to them should have minimal affect on
speech. Additionally, you can continue your normal hygiene routine because the
aligners are taken out to eat, drink, or clean your teeth.
I have veneers or crowns. Will Invisalign clear aligners work with them?
It depends. Talk to your dentist about the dental work you’ve had done, including veneers and crowns, and he or she will evaluate your individual needs.
I have bridgework on several teeth. Will Invisalign clear aligners still work?
Invisalign clear aligners are designed to move each tooth individually. Because bridgework connects two or more teeth, clear aligners may not be effective.
Is Invisalign Treatment Painful?
Most people have some soreness in their teeth 1-2 days after changing aligners. This can be easily managed with an over the counter pain medication such as Tylenol or ibuprofen.