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Six Questions You Should Ask About Braces Treatment.

Posted on September 17, 2021

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Is Invisalign treatment right for you? Many people prefer clear aligners for teeth straightening. According to Docplayer, about 47% of teens surveyed said their Invisalign braces were a boost to their self-esteem.

While Invisalign treatment is an excellent option, in some cases, it is not the best option. Your orthodontist is the expert to consult about braces options. There are six questions you should ask about braces treatment.

Question Number One

The number one question everyone wants to ask about Invisalign is “how long does the treatment take to make corrections?” The answer is, it all depends. There are variables that the wearer controls when it comes to the effectiveness of the aligners.

You must wear the aligners around 20 hours a day. For the best results, you have to wear your aligners around the clock and only remove them to eat, and for oral hygiene.

In some cases, this treatment can be extensive. The type of corrections that are needed will determine the length of time the aligners need to be worn.

Question Number Two-Will There Be Pain

You may feel pressure as your teeth shift into the proper position, but you should not feel pain. If over-the-counter pain relievers do not help, contact your orthodontist.

Question Number Three- Can you eat with Invisalign trays?

The answer is no. You will remove the Invisalign trays when you eat or drink. Hot foods and drinks can damage the trays. You simply set them aside in their case while you eat.

Question Number Four- How much does Invisalign cost?

According to the Consumer Guide for Dentistry, the average cost for Invisalign in America is $3,000–$5,000. You do want to be sure that you connect with an authorized Invisalign orthodontist and DO NOT buy trays from online sources to save money.

Question Number Five- Do you have to wear retainers with Invisalign?

The short answer is yes you do. Once your treatment period has ended, your orthodontist will provide you with a retainer to help keep your teeth in the proper position. Your specific condition will dictate how long you will wear retainers.

Question Number Six-Can I Get Invisalign Braces?

Ask your orthodontist if you are a candidate for these aligners, and gather information about metal brace options at the same time. Compare the two before you make your decision.