Answers to Common Questions About Invisalign Treatment
The Invisalign system is a series of clear aligners used to straighten teeth.
- Time for a snack? No problem. Take out your aligners to eat or drink whenever you want.
- Since Invisalign is virtually invisible, chances are no one will even notice anything is different, until your new smile is revealed, of course.
- You can remove your Invisalign aligners, so you can brush and floss regularly, and keep your teeth and gums healthy.
- You can occasionally remove your Invisalign aligners and enjoy a special night out.
- There's no need to change a thing. Continue your day-to-day activities while still straightening your teeth.
- Be yourself with Invisalign. Since it's clear, you don't have to hide your smile while going through treatment.
- With Invisalign, it's easy to make your smile picture perfect for that special occasion.
- Invisalign appointments work with your schedule. Most visits are in and out, with a quick progress check once every six weeks.
The Invisalign system is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you've always wanted. Using advanced 3D computer imaging technology, Invisalign depicts your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position.
Then, a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth - and your teeth only - to move them little by little. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series until the final position of your teeth is achieved. Your Invisalign treatment time will be determined by your doctor based on your specific needs.
Invisalign aligners are clear; no one should even notice that you're wearing braces, making Invisalign a seamless fit with your lifestyle and day-to-day interactions with others. Invisalign is removable. Unlike braces, you have the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment simply by removing the aligners when you eat.
You can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would for fresh breath and good oral hygiene.
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign does not use metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation to your mouth. In addition, you'll spend less time in the doctor's chair and scheduling appointments, and more time out doing the things you love.
Lastly, Invisalign allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start your treatment, so that you can preview how your straight teeth will look once your treatment is complete.
More than 1,000,000 patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign. The number of Invisalign smiles grows daily.
At your next appointment, we can help answer any questions you might have, and get you started on the smile you've always wanted.
As long as you wear your Invisalign aligners the recommended 20-22 hours a day, this alternative option can be just as effective as traditional braces for most common dental issues.
Invisalign has been used to treat a lot of oral problems that range from very simple to severe. Invisalign can be used to fix problems that include crowding, spacing, overbite, underbite, deep bite, open bite, midline shift, and crossbite. We offer a free initial consultation to prospective patients, which will let us know if this treatment is a good fit for you.
Even though not everybody will be a candidate for Invisalign, you probably will be. Drawing on his extensive experience with both Invisalign and traditional braces, we'll provide with you a more specific recommendation after your evaluation based on an analysis of your individual orthodontic needs.
The amount of time you’ll be in Invisalign aligners will depend on how serious your particular case is.
This can only be determined after an initial orthodontic evaluation. However, most Invisalign cases take around 9 to 15 months, while some less complicated cases take as little as 6 months.
Invisalign retainers are made from a patented, lightweight, BPA-free plastic material that is custom-designed to fit precisely over your teeth. This wafer thin medical material is completely clear and effectively invisible.
Though there may be occasional discomfort associated with the snug fit of starting a new set of aligners, you won't have to worry about the more regular irritation and inconvenience of metal braces.
Invisalign has been available to adults since 1998, and Invisalign Teen was introduced in the summer of 2008.
Since its release, over 4 million patients have benefited from this unique aligner system!
We do our best to provide you with affordable orthodontic solutions. Because we understand the families we serve have budgets they need to maintain, we’re proud to provide flexible payment options to meet your needs.
We also partner with a variety of insurance companies to cover as much of your treatment as possible. We offer free consultations, and would be happy to help you figure out how to finance Invisalign treatment for you or your family.
When you choose us for your Invisalign treatment, you are choosing more than just the latest orthodontic technology or cutting edge equipment. You’re choosing to become part of the Kottemann Orthodontics family!
With that choice comes our promise to provide high-quality orthodontic treatment to you, complete with fantastic customer service and a highly trained staff.
We’re as excited as you are to provide you with a straighter, healthier smile.