Invisalign faq

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment. Clear plastic aligners are used to move teeth. Aligners look like thin gum shields, they can be removed for eating, drinking, playing sports or musical instruments.

What is malocclusion?

Malocclusion means having a “poor bite ” Bite refers to the way the upper and lower teeth line up. In a normal bite, the upper teeth sit slightly forward of the lower teeth. Very few people have a perfect bite.

Do I need to correct a poor bite?

A poor bite can cause many problems in the future if left untreated. A poor bite can result in broken teeth, trauma to the face or face joint and stress from clenching or grinding of the teeth If you’re having orthodontic treatment, why would you not correct your bite as part of your treatment?

Does Invisalign correct poor bites?

In many cases, yes. Invisalign can correct mild to moderate bite imperfections. However in severe cases, where a bite is very misaligned surgery might be required.

Does Invisalign correct centre lines?

Yes, Invisalign can give you a good centre line. A skilled orthodontist can achieve good centre line, correct bite and straighten teeth.

How many sets of aligners will I need to wear?

The average number of aligners you will wear over the course of treatment is between 20 and 32.

How much does Invisalign cost?

Invisalign costs about the same as traditional braces.

What do I need to do to get started?

Your Smile Specialist consultation is free. If Invisalign is the right treatment for you, X-rays and photos are taken so that a complete diagnosis and treatment plan can be carried out.The next step is to take impressions of your teeth so your aligners can be made.

When do I get my aligners?

The normal time frame is 5 to 6 weeks.

How often will I need to be seen for appointments?

Your Smile Specialist will see you every six to eight weeks.

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