Invisalign: the alternative to metal braces
Family Dental Care Center now offers Invisalign invisible braces to straighten teeth. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that are custom-made to each individual. These aligners are made of clear plastic and are worn day and night over the teeth to gradually straighten them. Invisalign aligners are removable so you can take them off whenever you want to eat, brush, and floss like you normally would. You’ll visit our office about every 6-8 weeks and, on average, Invisalign treatment takes less than a year.
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FAQ’s About Invisalign
How does Invisalign Work?
The virtually invisible aligners, which are made of a thermoplastic material uniquely developed for the Invisalign treatment plan, look similar to teeth-whitening trays. A series of Invisalign aligners are custom-made for you, to move your teeth in the sequence we determine. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before moving onto the next set of aligners in your treatment plan.
How often do I need to wear my aligners?
It is recommended that you wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day and only remove them for eating or drinking, brushing and flossing.
Will wearing Invisalign aligners affect my speech?
Invisalign aligners may temporarily affect the speech of some people, and you may have a slight lisp for a day or two. However, as you get used to having aligners in your mouth, any lisp caused by the aligners should disappear.
Does insurance cover Invisalign?
Because medical benefits differ from policy to policy, you should review your personal coverage plan and check with your insurance provider. In general, if a patient has orthodontic coverage, Invisalign should be covered to the same extent as conventional braces.
Does Invisalign really work?
Yes. Over 1.5 million patients with a wide variety of dental challenges have been treated with Invisalign. Invisalign was developed with orthodontists and used in dental practices worldwide.