Invisalign FAQs – Oklahoma City, OK
We Answer Your Questions About Invisalign Clear Braces
Are you ready to get the straight smile that you have always wanted? That is great! Properly aligning your teeth and bite will not just improve your confidence, but your oral health as well. To give you the results you want, you can now benefit from the most preferred treatment among teens and adults. With Invisalign from your cosmetic dentist in Oklahoma City, you will benefit from a discreet solution that will provide lasting results. Before you are ready to get started, we understand that you have plenty of questions. To help you make the right choice for your smile, we have the answers you need.
How Is Invisalign Different?
Unlike traditional braces, no brackets or wires are used to move your teeth. Instead, a series of custom-made aligners are worn to gradually move them into position. You must be committed to wearing these aligners for at least 22 hours per day. Depending on your dentist’s recommendations, you will switch to a new aligner in the series every one or two weeks. On average, it will take about 12 months to complete your series.
Will People Notice the Aligners?
The aligners are made from a clear, hi-tech plastic to provide a virtually undetectable treatment process. When compared to traditional braces, they are far less noticeable. To ensure that they maintain their translucent appearance, it is best to care for them properly. Do not eat or drink anything except water while wearing them. In addition, you will need to clean them daily using a clear antibacterial soap and a soft-bristled toothbrush.
Are the Aligners Uncomfortable?
When compared to traditional braces, many find Invisalign aligners to be much more comfortable. The aligners are smooth so there is no irritation to the inside of your lips or cheeks. They will provide a comfortable fit because they are made from customized impressions of your mouth, so you do not have to worry about any slipping when you smile or speak.
How Often Will I Need to See My Dentist?
Since no wires are used, you will not need to have appointments for adjustments. You will still need to come into our office every few weeks to allow Dr. Isaacson to monitor the movement of your teeth and ensure that progress is being made.
What Happens if an Aligner Breaks?
If the aligner cracks toward the end of the week and it is almost time to switch to a new one, it usually is not a serious concern. If the crack or break is large or occurs a few days after wearing the aligner, you will need to contact us for a replacement.
Does Insurance Cover Invisalign?
Today, many dental insurances will cover a portion of the cost for the treatment. The amount covered will vary depending on your specific policy.
How Can I Get Started?
If you are ready to start your journey to a complete smile, your first step is to schedule a consultation here in Oklahoma City. Dr. Isaacson will determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign and create a customized treatment plan to give you the straight smile that you have always wanted.