When people hear about the Invisalign system, they have a lot of questions. Do I qualify for Invisalign? Are the aligners comfortable? What benefits does the Invisalign system offer? Below, we will address a few common questions often asked about our breakthrough orthodontic system.
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign
Question: Who qualifies for Invisalign?
Answer: One of the first questions asked by people interested in inconspicuous smile correction. Invisalign works well for both teens and adults. To see if you qualify, talk to your Park Ridge dentist or take the free Smile Assessment offered by Invisalign.
Question: What benefits does Invisalign offer for teens and parents?
Answer: Teens enjoy Invisalign because they can improve their smile without embarrassing metal braces or changing how they eat. Parents can rest easy knowing Invisalign makes maintaining good oral hygiene easier. Each aligner will also come with a blue dot on the end. If the aligner is being worn properly, the dot will wear away. This allows parents to monitor their teens and make sure they are wearing the aligners. Parents have also heard the horror stories of aligners and retainers ending up in the trash at the school cafeteria. We understand accidents happen, which is why Invisalign offers up to six replacement aligners.
Question: How much does Invisalign cost?
Answer: The cost of Invisalign will depend on a number of variables, such as the length of treatment time, and the severity of misalignment. However, since Invisalign requires fewer office visits and no adjustments, patients can end up saving when compared to traditional braces. Many insurance providers also cover Invisalign as they would traditional braces. For more information on costs, contact your Park Ridge dentists today.
Question: Does Invisalign provide comfortable smile correction?
Answer: Yes. Each aligner will be custom-made using impressions, photographs, and 3D computer images. As a result, your plastic aligners are comfortable. Patients using Invisalign report a reduction in the gum and cheek irritation often experienced with metal braces.
Question: Do I need to avoid certain foods when using Invisalign?
Answer: No. The aligners can be removed before meals, so you don’t need to alter your diet or avoid certain foods.
Question: How long does the treatment last?
Answer: For adults, the aligners typically need to be worn for up to a year. Teens may require up to 18 months of treatment.