Cheney Invisalign Dentist Answers Patients’ Questions About Invisalign Treatment

Written by Dr. Collins on Mar 14, 2017

Improving your dental alignment can improve your smile in a number of ways. A straight smile is more attractive, and it is easier to keep clean compared to a misaligned smile. You can also improve your bite alignment using orthodontic treatment; when your bite is properly aligned, you are less likely to suffer from TMJ problems, and your teeth will age in an even and predictable way.

Our Cheney cosmetic dentists have found that many dental patients avoid undergoing orthodontic treatment, because they don’t want to deal with the hassle of wearing metal braces day in and day out. That is why our dental team is happy to offer Invisalign treatment as an ortho option in our office. Keep reading got learn more about Invisalign…

Q: How does Invisalign manage to move teeth without brackets and wires?

A: The Invisalign orthodontic system moves teeth using clear, customized plastic aligners. When these aligners are in place, they apply consistent and constant pressure to your teeth. You’ll actually wear a carefully-planned series of aligners throughout the treatment process; each mouthpiece moves your teeth a little more.

Q: What is it like to undergo Invisalign treatment?

A: During treatment, you will wear your Invisalign aligner for as many hours of the day as possible. You will need to take out your aligner in order to eat, drink anything other than water, and clean your smile. Keep in mind that the more you are able to wear your aligner, the better your orthodontic results.

Every two to three weeks, you will come in to our office so that you can upgrade to your new aligner. Your new aligner will pick up from where your last aligner left off, so that your smile makes steady progress throughout the treatment process.

Our Cheney Invisalign dentists are happy to provide you with any additional information that you may need. Please give our office a call to speak to a member of our team, and schedule a personal consultation. You can also use the Contact Us page on our website to get started scheduling your first appointment.