Glendale Invisalign Dentist Answers Your Questions About How Invisalign Works

Written by Dr. McKay on Mar 12, 2013

Have you been thinking about pursuing Invisalign orthodontic treatment? Our Glendale Invisalign dentists sat down and answered some of the most commonly asked questions about Invisalign. Read on to learn more about how Invisalign works, and whom it can help.

Q: How do Invisalign aligners work?

A: Invisalign aligners are crafted to gradually move your teeth into their ideal positions. The aligners are designed to work in sequence—each aligner moves your teeth a little a bit more. The aligners fit snugly over your smile, applying even and consistent pressure to your teeth.

Q: How long does Invisalign treatment take?

A: It could take nine months, a year, or a couple of years to achieve your ideal smile. It all depends on the current state of your smile and you’re desired cosmetic outcome. The best way to get an accurate personal estimation is to come in for a consultation with our cosmetic dental team.

Q: Will I wear my aligners all the time?

A: For the most part yes. You’ll wear your aligners all day and as when you sleep. But you will take your aligners out to eat and to clean your teeth. Once you’ve achieved your ideal smile you’ll wear retainers at night to keep your teeth from moving out of alignment.

Q: What are these aligners made out of?

A: Invisalign aligners are crafted from clear thermoplastic resin, which is then molded to fit your teeth exactly. The thermoplastic resin is what allows the aligners to be clear, and thus practically invisible when they’re placed on your teeth!

Our Glendale Invisalign dentists are here to answer any more questions you may have about how Invisalign works. Call our office today to schedule your personal consultation. We look forward to talking to you and helping you achieve your dream smile!