What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign vs. Braces
Additional Invisalign FAQs
Invisalign vs. Braces
Additional Frequently Asked Questions On Invisalign
How noticeable are Invisalign® aligners?
Invisalign aligners should be virtually invisible, hence the name, due to the treatment’s state-of-the-art technology designed to improve teeth alignment without the use of prominent wires or brackets. While the visual appearance of your aligners is discreet, you may experience a small lisp when getting acclimated to your Invisalign treatment. Any slight differences you notice while speaking should fade after a few days as your mouth adjusts to the aligners.
Is Invisalign covered by insurance?
Invisalign is considered an orthodontic treatment, and orthodontic procedures are often covered by dental insurance policies. As with any dental treatment, what is covered by insurance is based on your individual policy. During your initial consultation, we can discuss your options based on your insurance plan and your individual needs.
What is Invisalign made of?
Invisalign aligners are made of a specific type of medical-grade plastic, which is comprised of a multilayer aromatic thermoplastic polyurethane and copolyester material. These advanced materials make the aligners as flexible, discreet, and comfortable as possible.
How will Invisalign affect my speech?
While remaining essentially invisible to the eye, your aligners can slightly impact your speech initially. Though Invisalign shouldn’t cause any significant speech impediments, you may notice a minor lisp at first. This effect likely won’t have a lasting impact and should dissipate within a few days as you continue to wear the aligners.
What can I eat and drink with Invisalign?
Because Invisalign is unlike traditional braces and doesn’t consist of wires and brackets, you should be able to continue with your regular diet. However, it’s important to avoid food and beverages that may stain your teeth and your aligners. Remove your aligners when consuming items like berries, coffee, wine, or tea, and especially any hot substances that could cause them to warp. Another key factor is remembering to brush and rinse your teeth before putting your aligners back on.
Do I need to wear a retainer after Invisalign?
It is recommended that you wear a retainer following your Invisalign treatment. Without a retainer your teeth could begin to shift back into their original position, rendering your treatment ineffective. The retainer will help keep your teeth in the position to which your aligners moved them. In many cases, after several months of continuous use, patients may need to wear them only at night while sleeping.
Ultimately, it is our goal to help you receive the orthodontic care you need and to create a more beautiful smile. If you have any further questions about Invisalign or any other orthodontic treatments we offer, please contact us today.