Invisalign FAQ & Ask Dr. Mar

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Invisalign Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long will Invisalign treatment take?

As with any orthodontic treatment, treatment time varies depending on the complexity of your orthodontic issues and treatment compliance. For people with minor issues, Invisalign treatment can be as little as six months using Invisalign Express, while those with more complex orthodontic alignment issues can take up to 18 months or more using Invisalign Full or Invisalign Teen.

2. What are the benefits of Invisalign?

One of the major benefits of Invisalign is that it is virtually invisible. For those who worry about others noticing conventional braces, Invisalign can be a great option. You will also have no specific dietary restrictions when using Invisalign since you can just pop your aligners out when you want to eat and drink. Oral hygiene is much easier as cleaning your aligners and flossing is simple compared to doing so with braces.

3. Is it possible to only wear the Invisalign aligners while I sleep?

Not if you want your orthodontic treatment to be successful or take the amount of time it should. Invisalign aligners must be worn 20 to 22 hours per day, the minimum for the treatment to be successful.

4. Are there food restrictions with Invisalign treatment?

There are no food or drink restrictions while undergoing Invisalign treatment! You just need to remember to take out your aligners when eating or drinking (unless you’re just drinking water). You will need to remember to brush and floss after each meal to make sure your teeth are nice and clean before putting your aligners on. If you don’t have time we recommend that you rinse at the very least.

5. What is the best way to clean my Invisalign aligners?

Cleaning your aligners is as simple as brushing them and rinsing them in room temperature water. You do need to make sure you brush and floss your teeth as you normally would after eating and drinking before you put your aligners on.

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Ask Dr. Mar

Do you have additional questions about Invisalign orthodontic treatment?

Many do! We invite you to book a consultation or to RSVP to a complimentary braces information session so that you can meet Dr. Mar in person and get your questions answered.