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FAQs on Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign is removable and invisible. Patients who are looking for a new option when it comes to teeth straightening, this is the most suitable for teens and adults. Whether it is spacing, underbite, overbite or teeth crowding, Invisalign offers comfort and convenience using transparent aligners that can barely be seen from the outside. Perhaps the best part about choosing this as an option is that it allows you to eat and drink whatever you want. They are easily removable for cleaning, so you can brush and floss like you usually do and simply put back the aligners when you’re done.

Here is a list of the frequently asked questions about it and what expert orthodontic dentists have to say:

•    What Benefits will Patients be Able to Enjoy with Invisalign?

These aligners are virtually invisible. In fact, no one will notice that you are wearing them unless you speak of it. These aligner trays are also removable, so if you wish to eat or drink something, you can quickly remove them and put them back when you’re done. Dentists often recommend that aligners be worn at least 22+ hours per day for optimum results.

•    What are these Aligners Made of?

Invisalign aligners are made of thermoplastic material, uniquely designed to help the teeth move in place. They look similar to teeth-whitening trays used for other cosmetic dentistry practices in Edmonton. Each Invisalign aligner is custom-made to the patient. There will be several of them made throughout treatment. They are made to move your teeth in a treatment sequence that you and your trusted dentist have agreed upon.

•    How do the Aligners Help Straighten Teeth?

The course of treatment is over a period pre-determined by your dentist. Over this period, you will be provided custom-made aligners that will slowly move your teeth from one phase to another. Each aligner makes a slight adjustment in the position of the teeth. The whole process has already been mapped out by the dentist with your approval. Approximately, the aligners will be replaced one every week.

•    How Long will I Need to Wear Aligners?

The length of time will depend on the complexity of the dental situation. Most adults wear aligners for a year. The period for patients to wear aligners relies on the assessment of the dentist.

•    Will the Aligners be Painful?

In general, the Invisalign aligners do not hurt as much compared to braces. Although there will be temporary discomfort at the beginning of the different stages of treatment, it is a reminder that the aligners are working well in moving the teeth in place. Upon the installation of the new aligners each week, the patient may experience a feeling of pressure, but it does not hurt. It is the sign that the aligners are working to move the teeth to where they should be. The discomfort typically goes away after a few days.

Because Invisalign in Edmonton is a relatively new procedure compared to the other teeth alignment treatment options, a lot of patients still don’t know much about it. If you wish to know more, consult your dentist.