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Our Invisalign FAQ For Patients

Are you finally ready to straighten your smile, but you feel self-conscious about getting metal braces? Luckily, Invisalign offers a perfect solution for many eligible patients who want to subtly straighten their teeth.

Our dental professionals understand you might have questions before you decide to pursue Invisalign, which is why we’ve answered the most common questions below:

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How Is Invisalign Made For Each Person?

After your initial consultation and approval for Invisalign, the orthodontist will assess your teeth and bite alignment. Then, they will perform a digital scan or impressions of your teeth to create a 3D model of your mouth and a customized treatment plan.

This model will map out the tooth movements from the initial position to the desired final alignment. A series of clear aligners are then fabricated with advanced computer technology. The patient receives their first set of aligners, along with instructions on how to wear and care for them. Subsequent check-ups with the orthodontist are scheduled to monitor progress and receive new aligners throughout the treatment.

Does Invisalign Fix Overbites Or Underbites?

Yes, Invisalign can be used to address certain cases of overbites and underbites. However, it’s important to note that the severity of the bite issue will determine whether Invisalign is the most suitable treatment option. Invisalign can effectively correct mild to moderate cases of overbites and underbites. Severe or complex cases may require alternative orthodontic approaches.

Can Insurance Cover Invisalign Costs?

Yes, in many cases, insurance can cover a portion of the cost of Invisalign treatment. However, it depends on the specific insurance plan. It is recommended to review the details of your insurance policy or contact your insurance provider directly to understand the extent of coverage for Invisalign treatment.

How Long Do You Have To Wear Invisalign Each Day?

Compliance with wearing the aligners is crucial for the treatment’s success, and aligners are typically worn for 20 to 22 hours a day throughout the treatment period.

How Long Do You Wear Invisalign Throughout The Treatment?

On average, Invisalign treatment lasts between 12 to 18 months, but this timeline can be shorter or longer depending on individual factors such as the complexity of the case and the desired outcome.

Can You Get Invisalign With Missing Teeth?

Yes, it is possible to get Invisalign treatment even if you have missing teeth. Invisalign can be used to address various orthodontic concerns, including gaps caused by missing teeth.

Can Invisalign Cause Headaches?

While it is uncommon, some individuals may experience temporary discomfort, including headaches, during the initial stages of wearing Invisalign aligners.

The primary causes of headaches associated with Invisalign involve the adjustment of teeth and the pressure exerted on the surrounding tissues as the aligners gradually shift the teeth into their desired positions. This mild discomfort is often described as pressure or soreness and is most noticeable during the first few days of wearing a new set of aligners. It typically subsides as your mouth adjusts to the aligners, and each subsequent set of aligners in the series is introduced.

How To Sanitize Invisalign Aligners

To sanitize your Invisalign aligners and maintain good oral hygiene, follow these steps:

  • Rinse: After removing your aligners from your mouth, rinse them under lukewarm water. This helps remove saliva and any loose debris.
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush: Gently brush your aligners using a soft-bristle toothbrush. Use a mild, clear, or antibacterial liquid soap or a specialized Invisalign cleaning solution recommended by your orthodontist or dentist.
  • Brush and floss your teeth: It’s essential to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth thoroughly with toothpaste and flossing before putting the aligners back in your mouth. This helps remove any food particles or plaque that could get trapped between your teeth and the aligners.
  • Avoid hot water: It’s important to note that hot water can warp or deform the aligners, so always use lukewarm water for rinsing or cleaning.
  • Keep aligners in their case: When not wearing your aligners, store them in their designated case to protect them from damage or loss.
  • Avoid harsh chemicals: Refrain from using harsh chemicals, bleach, or alcohol-based products to clean your aligners, as they can damage the plastic material.

Remember to consult with our dentist for specific instructions on cleaning and sanitizing your Invisalign aligners, as they may provide additional guidance based on your individual needs.

Ready for Invisalign? Contact Naperville Commons Dental to receive your consultation for Invisalign now.

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