Is Invisalign for me?
Invisalign® can be applicable for all ages!
Any age can be a candidate for Invisalign clear aligners, and we can guide you in the right direction for your own smile.
4 Simple Steps to Starting Your Invisalign Journey
- Crowded teeth (just not enough room)
- Misaligned teeth (crooked teeth)
- Overbite (upper teeth close down in front of lower teeth)
- Underbite (lower teeth protrude beyond upper teeth)
- Crossbite (upper and lower jaws don’t line up)
- Open bite (Top and bottom teeth don’t meet in the front)
- Gap teeth (spaces between teeth)
When you get your first set of aligners, it may take you a while to get used to wearing them. You’ll take them out to eat, drink, and clean your teeth, but you’ll wear them the rest of the time (even while sleeping). It may also take some time to get used to how they feel in your mouth while you talk, but you will probably get used to this quickly. When you switch to a new aligner after a week or two, your teeth may feel a little bit of pressure for a few days. The biggest advantage is that you don’t have to put wires and brackets in your mouth like you do with metal braces. When you’ve gone through all the aligners, you’ll need to wear a retainer, just like when you had metal braces, to keep all the changes. In this case, though, the retainer will be almost as hard to see as the aligners.
The answer to this question depends on how much your teeth need to move to get to their best positions. In some situations, it may only take a few months. In cases that are very severe, treatment could take up to 18 months. Most of the time, it takes between nine and fifteen months. Because we offer free consultations, it’s easy for you to find out how long your treatment will take.
Good news! with Invisalign clear aligners, you can eat and drink anything you want! Unlike metal braces, which require many food restrictions, Invisalign clear aligners are removable, so you can take them out for meals and eat anything you want.
When you brush and floss your teeth each day, gently brush your trays with lukewarm water and your usual toothpaste before replacing them in your mouth.