Top Orthodontic Questions about Invisalign
Invisalign in Glendale is an exciting orthodontic treatment that allows people to straighten their teeth without hiding the beauty of their smile. Unlike traditional Glendale braces that have clunky metal attached to the teeth, the Invisalign system uses a clear tray that goes undetectable by most people. Those who are wearing Invisalign trays look like they have nothing on their teeth.
Because the treatment is so incognito, a lot of people choose to keep it their little secret, letting others think they have a naturally beautiful smile. That’s great for those who are boosting their confidence and getting the smile they want, but it’s not great for sharing information and helping others to learn about this great treatment option. That means that a lot of people still have questions.
We’ve compiled answers to some of the most common questions we get about this Glendale orthodontic treatment to help you learn if this is the right option for you:
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign treatment involves the use of multiple clear, rigid trays that fit around your teeth to help them incrementally move into the right place. At the start of your treatment, impressions will be made of your mouth, and your dentist will then use computer software to create a plan for each stage of your smile correction.
Small dots are placed on a few of your teeth to hold the trays tight to the teeth. These dots are the same color as your teeth so that they are not noticeable, and they are removed when your treatment is done.
You are responsible for putting in your new trays on the schedule dictated and for cleaning them each night. You must remove the trays for eating and cleaning your teeth, but otherwise, you should be wearing them all the time.
What Issues Can Invisalign Correct?
Many people believe that Invisalign is a Glendale cosmetic treatment option — that it can help straighten a few crooked teeth but it can’t do anything about bite or alignment issues. This is not true. Invisalign treatment can correct just about all the same issues as traditional braces. In severe cases, additional intervention may be required, such as by wearing head gear with the Invisalign trays.
Just talk to your dentist about what you need and whether Invisalign would be the right fit.
How Long Do You Have to Wear the Trays?
Invisalign is popular with adults since they can straighten their teeth without obscuring their smile. Even still, most want to know how quickly they can stop wearing their trays and get the results they want.
The average treatment period for Invisalign is about the same as that of traditional braces. However, the trays can be removed, which makes the treatment a bit more comfortable, and no one has to know that you are wearing “braces” if you don’t tell them.
You must wear the trays consistently and go to your regular checkups. Otherwise, your teeth will be moved into position more slowly, and treatment will take much longer.
How Much Does Treatment Cost?
The answer to this question really depends on the dentist or orthodontist you see for treatment. However, the cost is a bit more than traditional braces. The reason is that advanced dental technology must be used to take impressions of your mouth and to create a series of custom-fitted trays that gradually straighten your teeth. Dentists who perform this treatment must receive advanced training, as well.
While the cost may be a bit higher than traditional braces, Invisalign also has more benefits, which makes it well worth the price for many people.
Can I Still Get Invisalign as an Adult?
Yes! In fact, many adults prefer Invisalign because it can go undetected. Traditional braces can make people look younger since they are more common among children and teenagers. Adults prefer getting Invisalign to maintain a professional appearance.
People of any age can get Invisalign treatment. Just ask your dentist about your options to talk through what the right treatment would be for you.
Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead in Arizona offers Invisalign treatment to residents in the Glendale, Peoria and North Phoenix areas. We offer other services to ensure a beautiful and healthy smile, as well, such as whitening, veneers and implants in Glendale. Contact us today to talk with a dentist about your treatment options to get the smile you want.
17100 N 67th Ave, Suite 500
Glendale, Arizona 85308
Phone: (623) 979-1515
Fax: (623) 878-1811
Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm