Invisalign clear aligners are an orthodontics solution for patients who do not wish to have metal braces. There are many reasons for choosing Invisalign, but often the primary reasons are the appearance and pain associated with metal braces. Here are some Invisalign FAQs that can help you better understand this procedure from your dentist in New Lenox.
Invisalign is a system of clear aligner trays, similar to tooth whitening trays. Each tray is slightly more “correct”, starting with the alignment of your teeth now, and moving through steps till the final tray, which is the perfect alignment you want. When you switch trays, the new alignment puts slight pressure on your teeth, forcing them to move into place.
Everyone is different, but we often see Invisalign take about a year or a little less to completely transform a smile. This is a big difference from metal braces, which can take many years to complete a realignment.
You wear your clear braces for at least 22 hours a day. You may take them off to eat, and to perform your oral hygiene. You will need to gently wash your clear aligner tray when you brush and floss, but otherwise there is no upkeep necessary. As you can tell, using Invisalign does not require a big change in your life at all.
One of the major Invisalign FAQs we answer is whether someone’s insurance will cover this orthodontics procedure. In some cases, the answer is yes. We can help you find out if your insurance will cover Invisalign when you visit our New Lenox office for a consultation. Contact us today online, or reach us via phone at 815-462-9990.