Toluca Lake Invisalign Dentist Answers Your Questions About What it is Like to Live With Invisalign Aligners

Written by Dr. McKay on Jul 19, 2013

One of the major benefits of Invisalign treatment over traditional orthodontic treatment is that Invisalign is less disruptive to your daily routine. Invisalign aligners are designed to fit in with your daily life—you may even forget that you are wearing aligners at all! So what is it like to regularly wear Invisalign aligners? Our Toluca Lake Invisalign dentist office is here to answer your questions!

Q: How visible will my Invisalign aligners be?

A: Because Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic resin, they are virtually invisible when they are worn on the teeth. There are no metal pieces of Invisalign aligners, so the entire aligner is translucent.

Q: How often will I clean my Invisalign aligners?

A: You should rinse your aligners every time that you take them in and out of your mouth. You can then deep clean them using Invisalign cleanser or gentle toothpaste when they are dirty.

Q: How do I eat with Invisalign aligners?

A: You will actually take out your aligners in order to eat meals and snacks. This allows you to eat normally, and it prevents your aligners from being cracked or damaged due to chewing.

Q: Will my aligners wear out? How long can I expect them to last?

A: Eventually Invisalign aligners do wear out due to wear and tear. However, you will come in to see our dentist every two to four weeks, at which point you will receive a new aligner (in order to continually straighten and perfect your smile). Consequently, you will be replacing your aligners so often that you do not need to worry about your Invisalign aligners becoming too old or worn down.

If you want to learn even more about how Invisalign works, feel free to give our Toluca Lake Invisalign dentist office a call to get started. We look forward to hearing from you!