Questions to Ask Your Invisalign Dentist Before Beginning Treatment

Questions to Ask Your Invisalign Dentist Before Beginning Treatment from Northside Dental Care, PC in Peabody, MAHaving crooked teeth or an improper bite can affect a person’s dental health and smile, but an Invisalign® dentist can help patients achieve a straighter smile for years to come. Before beginning, patients first have a consultation with a dentist to learn more about the process. Asking questions is important for allowing patients to feel confident going into the treatment.

Frequently asked questions regarding the Invisalign® treatment process

For patients considering Invisalign®, it can be daunting trying to decide if this is the right solution for their unique situation. Learn the answers to several common questions patients have about clear aligners.

Who is a good candidate for treatment?

Generally, Invisalign® is only recommended for older teens and adults who have the lifestyle and discipline to wear the aligners as instructed. While a good solution for many types of common alignment and bite issues, there are certain limits to what conditions this treatment option can complete. If interested, patients should consult with an Invisalign® dentist who can examine the mouth and determine if the case can be addressed with aligners.

Are Invisalign® braces noticeable?

When comparing options for addressing misalignment of the teeth, Invisalign® is one of the most inconspicuous alternatives available to patients. Unlike traditional braces that most often require metal brackets and wires to be placed on the teeth with flashy rubber bands, clear aligners fit snugly over the patient’s teeth and are hardly noticeable when worn.

Are there any eating restrictions?

One major advantage of Invisalign® is that patients can easily remove the aligners at any time, making any diet changes unnecessary. It is recommended to always take the trays out when consuming any food or beverage that is not water. Brushing and flossing the teeth after meals can help keep the trays from staining or getting sullied.

How successful is Invisalign®?

For people with treatable cases, clear aligners are often an effective means of adjusting the position of the teeth and jaw. However, the success of treatment relies heavily on how compliant the patient is with following the guidelines. Unlike regular braces that are fixed onto a person’s teeth at all times, it can be tempting to remove Invisalign® whenever the teeth are uncomfortable. Additionally, people may misplace the aligners or forget to put the trays back on after meals.

To achieve the desired results, patients must wear the aligners at least 22 hours a day. If this requirement is not met, it may take longer to complete the process or the treatment may be unsuccessful. Additionally, patients need to continue wearing a retainer at night to keep teeth from shifting once in the proper position.

Check out what others are saying about our dental services on Yelp: Invisalign Dentist in Peabody, MA.

Conclusion

Come to your initial appointment with an Invisalign® dentist prepared with questions you want to ask, including the inquiries explored in this guide and any others about the treatment process. A productive consultation appointment facilitates realistic expectations and allows patients to understand what is required for the teeth to successfully shift into the desired position.

Request an appointment or call Northside Dental Care, PC at 978-206-7077 for an appointment in our Peabody office.

Recent Posts

Clear Aligners To Correct Crowded Teeth

It might seem like crowded teeth will stay forever, but clear aligners can help fix them. There are many people who choose orthodontics today to fix their smile. Many people are concerned with how the teeth look. Crooked and misaligned teeth cannot always be prevented, but you can treat them.Crookedness and crowding happen as soon…

How Do Dental Crowns Affect Invisible Braces Treatment?

Invisalign® are popular for straightening teeth that are crooked. Invisible braces work well for many different orthodontic situations. The braces can fix from underbites to gaps to overbites. However, there might be some issues to think about, such as previous restorations like dental crowns. Keep reading to learn more about how your crowns might affect…

Can Invisalign® Invisible Braces Fix My Underbite?

Invisible braces like Invisalign® are one of the options you get to choose from if you are dealing with an underbite, along with alternatives like expanders, braces and as a last resort, surgery. When given a choice, a growing number of patients opt for invisible braces because these provide a less invasive and more subtle…

Recent Posts

Reasons You Need Dental Crowns

5 Reasons You Need Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are dental restorations that cover teeth entirely for added protection, improved function, and cosmetic purposes. Dental crowns are versatile treatment solutions, and there are many reasons that a dentist may recommend this treatment for patients.The most common reasons that dentists recommend a dental crown are to protect a tooth that is weakened or…

How Your Dental Crowns Protect Your Teeth

How Your Dental Crowns Protect Your Teeth

The cosmetic appeal of dental crowns rests on their ability to sheathe natural teeth. A dental crown is also a custom restoration, meaning that it fits the underlying tooth like a glove. It covers the visible part of the tooth, from the biting surface to the base.These qualities make a dental cap one of the…