Invisalign is helping patients of many ages improve the function and the appearance of their smiles. This state-of-the-art treatment is truly designed to fit the patient’s life.
Today, our Lincoln Park Invisalign dentists are answering some commonly asked questions about this exciting treatment option. And, of course, you can always contact our team by phone, or through our Contact Us page to get more specific information. Let’s get started!
Q: Why is Invisalign called the discreet orthodontic option?
A: As you may already know, traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to move teeth. The brackets are bonded to the dental enamel, and the wire connects the brackets from tooth to tooth. Invisalign, on the other hand, actually does away with all of this; Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to move teeth. So, when the Invisalign aligners are in place over a patient’s natural teeth, the aligners practically disappear. Many Invisalign patients appreciate that these aligners deliver results, without drawing attention to the fact that the patient is undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Q: How long does Invisalign take to deliver results?
A: As you would imagine, treatment timelines vary from patient to patient. The general length of Invisalign treatment is one year to a year and a half. Your treatment may be different depending on the current state of your smile, as well as your ultimate dental goals.
Q: What is it like to live with Invisalign day to day?
A: One of the major benefits of Invisalign treatment is that it truly does fit into your daily routine. You’ll take your aligners out to eat, drink anything other than water, and clean your smile. Because you’ll take your aligners out for meals, you don’t’ have to worry about altering your diet during treatment. The rest of the time, you want to have your aligners in as much as possible, ideally 23 hours a day. The more hours in a day that your aligners are in place, the faster you’ll see results.
Our Lincoln Park Invisalign dentists are here to give you all of the information and support that you need moving forward with cosmetic treatment. Give us a call to schedule a personal consultation with our team!