Does Invisalign® Really Work

If you want a beautiful and straight smile without letting others know that you are undergoing treatment, Invisalign is the best treatment for you. We may impart some instructions to follow to ensure that your teeth move to their suitable positions quickly and correctly.

Does Invisalign Need Special Care?

You should keep your Invisalign carefully in place when not using them. Remove them when you eat or drink so that they don't get damaged. As soon as you are done eating, drinking, and brushing your teeth, you can put Invisalign back into your teeth. We recommend setting your Invisalign in a special container to save them from falling or throwing away. You should wear it 22 hours a day. 

Does Invisalign Work for Adults?

Yes, Invisalign was created to align adult teeth. While conventional braces are associated with children, using aligners is better reserved for adult teeth. Before starting the treatment, we will take an impression of your teeth. We will also take their measurements and pictures. We will use these elements to create 3D images and project what your teeth will do upon applying pressure.

The whole treatment plan will be created using high-tech computer software and input. The Invisalign lab will create aligners to move specific teeth. You are expected to wear each set for two weeks and then switch to the next one.

Is Invisalign Suited for People with Misaligned Bite?

We use this approach to straighten your teeth and align your bite. Aligners help to correct your bite effectively. But if your bite needs more adjustments than what an aligner may offer, we may recommend using braces.

Does Invisalign Work Like Traditional Braces?

For most of their parts, the working of traditional braces and Invisalign is the same. There may be cases when aligners may not address all the issues with your teeth. In this situation, we may recommend a combination of aligners with other procedures as a part of the treatment.

Is Invisalign a Good Option for People Who Want to Restore their Smile Discreetly?

Yes. We will give you invisible clear aligners to straighten your teeth. They are made using clear plastic and are a durable option. It may take a few days to get used to the application of Invisalign on your teeth. Ensure that you maintain your aligners properly to use in the long run.

Do I Need to Avoid Any Activity While Wearing Invisalign?

You may complete all your activities while wearing Invisalign except brushing your teeth and eating. Take your aligners out when you perform these activities. Likewise, remove your Invisalign when you consume hot tea or coffee. We also advise removing them while playing a sport.

Please reach out to Alencar Family Dentistry in Chesapeake, VA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. O. Please call us at (757) 546-0301 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.


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