Invisalign Faqs

1. Will Invisalign® aligners be visible when I wear them?

The aligners are made of smooth BPA free plastic and are transparent. They are virtually invisible when they are fit over teeth and hence they can go unnoticed when you wear them.

2. Do Invisalign® aligners cause discomfort or pain?

Each pair of Invisalign® aligner may cause slight discomfort during the first few days of use. This is because the aligners are designed to move teeth by application of pressure. After few days the discomfort reduces and the teeth feel better.

3. Can all orthodontic cases be treated using Invisalign® system?

Invisalign® system is designed to treat a wide-range of orthodontic issues including cross-bite, open bite, overbite and under-bite. However, there may be a limit with respect to the complexity of the case. Our dentist performs a thorough oral evaluation to tell you if your case is treatable.

4. How long does the Invisalign® treatment take?

The Invisalign® treatment may take about one year to complete. For teens, the treatment may take longer.

5. Can I eat food with the aligners on?

Invisalign® aligners should be removed when eating or drinking anything apart from water. The food particles may enter the space between the aligners and the teeth and stain the appliance.

6. What is the care that needs to be taken when living with Invisalign® aligners?

Invisalign® aligners should be worn for at least 22 hours of a day. They should be removed when eating and when cleaning teeth. It is important to brush and floss after every meal since any food particles that get stuck in the teeth or in between them can increase the risk of infection when living with the aligners.

7. Are Invisalign® aligners breakable?

Invisalign® aligners are made of plastic and yes they are breakable. Patients can keep the aligners in a case during the time they are not in use.

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