Invisalign is the most comfortable and technologically advanced way to straighten teeth and can be utilized by patients of all ages. For adults, teens, and kids who are self-conscious about wearing braces, Invisalign is a great option because they’re barely noticeable if you can notice them at all. They can be removed at any time, though we recommend that you wear them as much as possible and according to the prescribed treatment plan.
Dr. Wilson specializes in Invisalign clear aligner treatment, and more than 90% of his patients choose Invisalign over braces. Wilson Ortho is a Diamond Plus level Invisalign provider, meaning the top 1% worldwide. This Frequently Asked Questions page covers a wide range of questions that many of our patients have when they first consider this option. If you don’t know a great deal about Invisalign, this is a great place to start.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign clear aligners are a series of clear aligners that are designed to move your teeth in small, comfortable increments until they are straight. An iTero digital scan of your teeth is used to manufacture these custom aligners, which are made from proprietary SmartTrack material. Invisalign aligners are clear, comfortable, and move your teeth more efficiently than traditional braces.
How Do I Care for My Invisalign Aligners?
Cleaning your aligners is easy, and soon becomes part of your daily routine. Brush your aligners thoroughly with clean, cool water whenever you remove them to brush your teeth. You can also use Invisalign Cleaning Crystals (available at https://www.invisalignaccessories.com/) to soak and freshen your aligners once a week or so.
What Is The Treatment Process?
Dr. Wilson uses the iTero digital scan of your teeth to create a custom digital treatment plan based on your specific needs. Once the aligners are manufactured, you will wear each set 22 hours a day for a week. Each new aligner moves your teeth a small amount towards the final goal.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
Every patient is different and it is important to create a plan that is just right for you. The cost of your treatment will depend on this custom treatment plan and will vary depending on the length of time and complexity. We can tell you the exact amount once we have seen you for your initial exam and consultation. We offer an array of payment options, family and professional discounts, and flexible financing. It is our goal to remove any and all barriers so you can achieve a beautiful healthy smile.
How will Invisalign Affect my Lifestyle?
One of the best features of Invisalign is that you can go about your daily life, talking, playing sports, eating, brushing, and interacting like normal. Your aligners are virtually invisible in social settings. You spend less time in our office with fewer appointments and emergencies. In other words, it’s basically life as usual, but your teeth are still getting straight.
How Long Do I Have To Wear My Aligners For Each Day?
It’s recommended that you wear your aligners for a minimum of 22 hours a day for most patients. The longer you wear them and the more strict you are with maintaining your schedule, the sooner your therapy will be over.
Are There Any Food Restrictions with Invisalign?
There really are no food restrictions with Invisalign. Unlike braces, there are no brackets or wires to damage.
How Do I Know Invisalign Is Right For Me?
Gone are the days when Invisalign was restricted to simple cases only! In fact, Dr. Wilson recognizes that the digital technology behind how teeth move with aligners is so advanced now that it is the preferred method for complex treatment. But at the end of the day, Dr. Wilson is going to help you determine the best treatment fit for you personally by listening to what is most important to you.
Do I Still Need To See My Dentist While Wearing Invisalign?
You should continue to see your dentist for your regularly scheduled cleanings and exams during the time that you’re wearing Invisalign.