Some Questions about Invisalign Clear Braces
Question: Is Invisalign painful to fit?
Answer: As occurs with braces or even the Damon system, there is at least some level of discomfort with the Invisalign system The small amount of discomfort you may feel is because of the pressure being put on your teeth by the aligners. This feeling will go away after a while, usually a few days to a week or so.
Does Inivsalign affect my speech when I am talking?
Answer: As usual and as with all other orthodontic treatments, aligners can affect your speech. This is only temporary, though. You may have trouble saying simple words and have a slight lisp for a few days but eventually your tongue will get used to the new addition in your mouth and your lisp will disappear.
Question: How will this Invisalign system work? What is the Process of Invisalign?
Answer: It uses imaging 3D computer technlogy to create a three dimentional model of your teeth and the way they are moving during the treatment process. The same software will be used by your Invisalign dentist to draft your plan of treatment as well, The lab will use this imaging to create your aligners based on your 3D imaging and depending on the specifics of your case, they may produce more aligners for you.
Question: How does Invisalign differ with traditional braces when it comes to moving teeth to their desired position?
Answer: Teeth are moved day by day on a very small scale by the aligners to accomplish the task of moving them where they need to be Differing from braces, the Invisalign process does not use brackets and wires, but instead uses clear aligners which move teeth gradually in stages over time. Only two or three teeth at a time are being manipulated, which allows the entire process to be a very controlled and easy to measure process.
Are there any foods I should not eat during my Invisalign treatment?
Answer: No. You can remove the aligners at any time so unless your dentist says so, there is no need to avoid any certain foods. With Invisalign aligners you can administer optimum oral hygiene because you can remove them whenever you want to floss and brush your teeth. Before you put the aligners back on, you always need to brush your teeth.
Question: Is it possible for me to avoid my teeth moving back after I am done with Invisalign treatment?
Answer: Some people may have to wear either traditional retainers or special Invisalign retainers to keep their teeth where they need to be. Most likely you’ll only need to wear your retainers as you go to sleep and you’ll be free of them by morning.
Question: What is the cost of getting Invisalign in my situation?
Answer: There are several different factors that effect how much Invisalign will cost such as location and the complexity of your teeth issues. Invisalign cost will vary greatly dependant on whether you live on the east coast, west coast, or in the midwest. Invisalign treatment can be from $3,500 to $8,000 or more depending on your situation, all cases are completely different.
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