Thinking of getting Invisalign to achieve your dream smile? Get to know more about the treatment!
Considering Invisalign for a brighter, straighter smile? You’re in the right place! At Sloan Dental, we understand that starting this journey can bring up many questions.
Whether it’s about the effectiveness, duration, or life with aligners, it’s normal to seek clarity. So, we have designed this blog post to guide you through some questions you might have in your mind concerning the treatment.
While these are questions you should ask your dentist at your first appointment for clarity, the knowledge is enough to prepare you for the treatment, even if you eventually can’t get your dentist to answer them.
#1: How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign uses a series of custom-made, clear aligners to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position.
At Sloan Dental, we start with a digital scan to create a 3D image of your teeth, from which a personalized treatment plan is developed. Each set of aligners is worn for a couple of weeks before moving to the next, gently guiding your teeth into place.
This method not only provides a discreet and comfortable treatment but also offers the convenience of fewer dental visits, as you can change aligners at home under our guidance.
#2: What Issues Can Invisalign Fix?
Invisalign effectively treats a range of dental issues, including overbites, underbites, crossbites, gap teeth, and overcrowding.
Ideal for mild to moderate misalignments, it not only enhances the visual appeal of your smile but also improves oral health by correcting bite issues and making teeth easier to clean.
We you come in for your consultation, we evaluate your specific needs to ensure Invisalign is the most suitable treatment. We consider both aesthetic and functional improvements in your smile. So, it’s more than a solution to just straighten your teeth.
#3: How Is It Better Than Traditional Braces?
Invisalign surpasses traditional braces in several ways, notably through its nearly invisible appearance and the convenience of removable aligners. This allows for normal eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing without the dietary restrictions and cleaning difficulties associated with metal braces.
Additionally, Invisalign braces are made from smooth, BPA-free plastic, offering a more comfortable experience free from the irritation of brackets and wires. With fewer dental visits required and a discreet treatment process, Invisalign at Sloan Dental ensures a convenient, efficient, and comfortable journey to a perfect smile.
#4: How Effective Is Invisalign?
Invisalign’s effectiveness in correcting mild to moderate dental misalignments is well-proven, with a track record of millions of satisfied patients globally. The key to its success lies in patient adherence to wearing the aligner for the recommended 20-22 hours daily and the complexity of the dental issue.
Our experience with Invisalign has led to numerous success stories, where patients not only achieve their desired smiles but also enjoy improved oral health due to easier maintenance and better bite alignment. You just need to wear your clear aligner as prescribed for the treatment time.
#5: Is Invisalign Safe?
If you are concerned about the safety of the treatment, we understand your fear. Invisalign is a safe and well-established orthodontic treatment, utilizing medical-grade, BPA-free thermoplastic aligners.
This material is carefully chosen for its safety, minimizing the risk of irritation or allergies. Custom-made to fit your teeth, Invisalign aligners offer controlled and predictable tooth movement.
When you have your Invisalign treatment at Sloan, you can be sure we have your comfort and safety at heart. So, we ensure that each set of aligners is perfectly tailored, maximizing both safety and effectiveness in your smile transformation journey.
#6: Is Invisalign Painful?
Invisalign typically involves less discomfort compared to traditional braces. While you may experience some pressure and minor discomfort during the initial days of wearing a new set of aligners, this sensation is a sign that Invisalign is working effectively to move your teeth into their proper positions.
#7: Is Invisalign Right for Me?
Determining if Invisalign is right for you involves assessing your specific dental needs and goals. It’s ideal for treating mild to moderate alignment issues, but may not be suitable for more complex cases.
During your initial consultation, we conduct a thorough examination and discuss your expectations to ensure that Invisalign aligns with your individual needs, providing a personalized and effective treatment plan for your smile.
#8: How Long Will the Treatment Last?
The duration of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the individual’s dental condition, typically ranging from 6 to 18 months. The more consistent you are in wearing your aligners for the recommended 20-22 hours daily, the more efficient your treatment will be.
#9: Will Invisalign Affect My Diet?
One of the great advantages of Invisalign is that it doesn’t impose dietary restrictions. Since the aligners are removable, you can continue to enjoy all your favorite foods and drinks without worry.
We recommend removing your aligners during meals and brushing your teeth before putting them back on, to maintain oral hygiene. This is very important to ensure that your treatment remains effective and your oral health optimal.
#10: Will It Affect My Speech?
Initially, Invisalign may cause a slight lisp or alteration in speech as your mouth adjusts to the aligners. However, this is typically temporary and resolves as you become accustomed to wearing them.
Most people adapt quickly within a few days. We encourage practicing speaking with the aligners in to accelerate this adjustment period, ensuring minimal impact on your daily life.
#11: How Much Is Invisalign?
The cost of Invisalign treatment can vary based on individual needs, the complexity of the case, and the duration of the treatment.
At Sloan Dental, we provide a detailed consultation to offer a customized quote. We also discuss payment plans and possible insurance coverage options to make your journey to a perfect smile both achievable and affordable.
We recommend you schedule a free consultation with us now to discuss your needs and the cost of your treatment. Our commitment is to provide transparent and flexible options to suit your budget and lifestyle needs.
Start Your Journey to Your New Smile Now!
Don’t let another day pass wishing for a perfect smile; take the first step today with Invisalign! At Sloan Dental, we’re not just experts in transforming smiles; we’re dedicated to making your journey as comfortable and personalized as possible.
Choosing us means opting for a team that combines cutting-edge technology with a warm, patient-centered approach. Our track record of successful Invisalign treatments speaks volumes about our commitment to excellence.
With customized treatment plans, flexible payment options, and a supportive environment, we’re here to guide you every step of the way, even until wearing your retainers.