Questions About Invisalign? Our Toluca Lake Dentist Has The Answers

by Dr. McKay | Date Published: 2015-06-30

Among the many cosmetic treatments available in our Toluca Lake office, Invisalign is certainly one of the most popular. If you have questions about the ins and outs of Invisalign, our dental team is here to help! Keep reading to learn more about this exciting treatment.

Q: How do Invisalign aligners stay in place?

A: While traditional braces stay in place by brackets that are bonded to the patient’s dental enamel, Invisalign aligners do not require any adhesive to stay in place. Rather, each Invisalign aligner is designed to fit perfectly over the patient’s natural teeth—the aligner stays in place all on its own.

Q: How many hours a day do I need to keep my Invisalign aligners in place?

A: Really, the longer you are able to keep your aligners in place, the better it is for your smile. Ideally, you will only take out your aligners to eat and to clean your smile. You should wear your aligners day and night. And you do not need to take them out when you drink water.

Q: How long will it take for me to see results with Invisalign?

A: The average total treatment for Invisalign treatment is about a year. Specific cases are completed in shorter and longer timeframes, depending on the patient’s unique needs. The good news is that, because Invisalign aligners are completely clear, you’ll actually be able to see your smile improving month to month.

Q: How do I know whether I am a good candidate for Invisalign?

A: When our dental team assess your smile, we’ll be able to determine whether Invisalign might be appropriate for you. We’re going to check how health your smile is, to determine whether you need to complete any restorative treatments before moving forward with Invisalign. We’ll also talk to you about your cosmetic goals, to ensure that Invisalign will address all of your aesthetic concerns.

If you want to get started with an Invisalign consultation, please contact our Toluca Lake Invisalign dentists to get started!