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Invisalign FAQs

Invisalign FAQs

Published on June 13th, 2019

Invisalign in Cary, Il continues to rise in popularity as an alternative to braces. While both teeth-straightening methods can achieve the same results and fix most of the same problems, Invisalign does so in a much subtler way. If you have been considering Invisalign but you had some lingering questions, read below:

Q: Who can benefit from Invisalign?
A: Invisalign is ideal for both teens and adults who want to straighten their smile. Because Invisalign uses such a subtle approach, it’s easy to opt for this option at any age.

Q: How long does the treatment take?
A: How long the treatment lasts depends on many factors, including how severe your problems are, how consistent you are about wearing your aligners, etc. Our team can help determine how long your Invisalign treatment will last. On average, the time frame is 12-18 months.

Q: How many hours do I need to wear my Invisalign every day?
A: You should be wearing your Invisalign aligners at all times that you are not eating or drinking anything besides water. Of course, you should also take them out while you are brushing and flossing your teeth. Roughly 20-22 hours per day is the goal.

Q: Do I have to get Invisalign on both my top and bottom teeth?
A: No, you do not. You can discuss any concerns during your initial consultation, and our team is happy to work with you so that you get your desired results.

Q: How can I clean my aligners?
A: There is an Invisalign Cleaning System that is available to you to ensure your aligners stay clean. You can also utilize your toothbrush and toothpaste to gently brush your aligners. Make sure to never use hot water when cleaning them, as it will likely cause your trays to change shape.

If you have more questions about Invisalign in Cary, Il, don’t hesitate to contact Cary Dental Associates today!

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