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How Does Invisalign Work?

Posted on April 12, 2022

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The past few years have seen continually increasing demand for Invisalign services. Invisalign is a popular teeth-straightening treatment that many people are using to achieve a more aligned smile. Read on to learn more about how the Invisalign treatment works and what you can expect from the process.

1. How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to move your teeth into the correct position. Invisalign aligners are custom-made for your smile and fit snugly over your teeth. Every two weeks, you will switch to a new set of aligners. Each new set of aligners will slowly move your teeth into the desired position. One reason Invisalign has become so popular is because it is discreet – most people won’t even know you are wearing them.

2. What Can You Expect From the Invisalign Treatment?

The Invisalign treatment usually lasts around 12 months. You will need to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours per day in order to achieve the desired results. During treatment, you may experience some soreness or discomfort in your teeth – this is normal. Like with braces, you will have to visit your dentist every four to six weeks for check-ups.

3. What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

Some of the most well-known benefits of Invisalign are that it is discreet and comfortable. You can also eat and drink whatever you want while wearing the aligners as they are removable. Be sure to rinse and replace them once you’re finished eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing!

4. How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

The cost of Invisalign will vary depending on your case and the clinic you go to. Typically, the cost is slightly higher for Invisalign than it is for metal braces. However, many clinics offer payment plans to make treatment more affordable. These payment plans usually consist of a down payment and monthly payments throughout the treatment.

5. What Are the Side Effects of Invisalign?

The most common side effects of Invisalign are slight gum irritation and discomfort. However, these side effects are usually temporary and go away once you have completed the treatment. If you experience any serious side effects, stop using the aligners and contact your orthodontist.

If you are considering Invisalign, be sure to speak to your orthodontist to see whether it is the right treatment for you. Invisalign is a discreet and comfortable teeth-straightening treatment that can give you a smile you’ll love. Contact Silver Smiles to learn more about Invisalign or to schedule your free consultation!


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