Invisalign® Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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At BrightSmile Avenue we love to help our patients reinvent their smile with Invisalign. We’ve written some other articles detailing what Invisalign is and what the process is like. Here we’ve compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions to save you some time in your consultation!

 

How long does Invisalign treatment last?
Invisalign treatment times will vary from patient to patient. In general, you’re looking at about 12-24 months, depending on the complexity of the case and patient compliance.

Is Invisalign more expensive than regular treatment?
This will depend on your case. Typically, Invisalign is fairly comparable in cost to other orthodontic methods, but is more expensive than traditional metal braces. We try to make sure everyone gets the best treatment they can afford at BrightSmile Avenue.

Does Invisalign hurt?
Traditional wire and bracket orthodontics have a bad history of leaving ulcers, cuts, and sores in the mouth. Luckily, there are no such issues with Invisalign. There isan initial adjustment period where the aligners will feel uncomfortable to wear. This is perfectly normal when introducing any foreign body to the mouth. But there’s no pain.

How long do I have to wear my aligners for?
At BrightSmile Avenue, we recommend you wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day for maximum results. Failure to wear the aligners long enough will result in treatment either not working, or taking substantially longer than necessary.

Are there any special cleaning instructions?
One of the best things about Invisalign is that you can eat regular food and clean your teeth as normal. The aligners themselves don’t require any special cleaning — just make sure your teeth are clean before you put them back on.

What happens if I lose a set of aligners?
The team at BrightSmile Avenue will help you get a replacement set as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, replacement Invisalign aligners do incur an additional cost — so keep them safe!

 

Have any more pressing questions? Contact our team at BrightSmile Avenue today. We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have! email us at info@brightsmileavenue.com

 

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