Glendale Invisalign Dentist Answers Patient Questions about the Invisalign Orthodontic System

Written by Dr. McKay on Aug 4, 2014

Invisalign orthodontic treatment is the simple, discreet alternative to traditional metal braces. If you have questions about how Invisalign works, you’re in luck! Today our Glendale Invisalign dentists are answering your questions about this orthodontic system. You’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers!

Q: When do patients wear their Invisalign aligners?

A: In order for these aligners to effectively move your teeth, it’s important that you wear them all the time—day and night. The only times that you’ll take your aligners out are to eat and to clean your teeth. You may also want to take your aligners out and rinse your mouth and aligners after drinking sugary drinks.

Q: How do these aligners stay in place?

A: Invisalign aligners are made of thermoplastic resin, which means that they’re custom fit to your smile. When you place the aligner over your teeth, it will gently snap in place—it stays put because it is so snugly fit to your exact smile.

Q: What kind of cosmetic problems can Invisalign correct?

A: Invisalign is a suitable treatment option for most cosmetic orthodontic problems. These aligners not only straighten misaligned teeth, they can also close gaps in your smile, correct overbites, underbites, crossbites, and make your smile appear wider and more balanced. Our dental team will help you determine whether Invisalign is right for you at your consultation.

Q: What will my final Invisalign smile look like?

A: That depends on what you want to correct about your smile! We can help you visualize your post-Invisalign smile before we begin treatment, so that we make sure that you love the end result!

Do you have more questions about Invisalign cosmetic treatment? Our Glendale Invisalign dentists can give you the answers you need—just give us a call to schedule your personal consultation!