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Invisalign® FAQ’s – Stuart, FL

Curious About Invisalign? We Have Answers

At Aesthetic Dentistry of Stuart, we make it our mission to provide quality services for our patients, but we also want you to know all of the information that you need before making a decision on your treatment. That’s why we’ve put together the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Invisalign in Stuart.

How Will Invisalign Clear Braces Affect My Day-to-Day Life?

Woman using Invisalign clear aligner

While other orthodontic treatments require you to change your diet and even how you care for your teeth, the transition to Invisalign is easy. It may take a few days to adjust to Invisalign, but these clear aligners are made to snugly fit around each tooth for a comfortable feel. Soon enough, you’ll get so used to wearing them that you’ll forget they’re even on your teeth.

Can I Receive Invisalign if I’ve Already Had Braces?

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Yes! Many patients with severe bite problems turn to traditional orthodontics because it’s the only option that can provide them with the results that they need. Once these bite issues have been fixed and their teeth are just mildly to moderately misaligned, we can use Invisalign to finish up their treatment in a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing way.

What if There is Still Some Debris in My Invisalign After Soaking?

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If you’ve soaked your aligners in Invisalign’s cleaning solution and there’s still plaque or debris stuck to them, use a soft-bristled toothbrush with clear hand soap and water. It’s important to avoid using harder bristles because they could scratch the clear plastic, and you should also only use room temperature water. Hot water can actually warp the plastic of your aligners permanently.

What Happens When I’m Done with Invisalign Treatment?

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After about 8 to 18 months, you’ll complete your Invisalign treatment, giving yourself a beautifully straight set of teeth. However, your work isn’t completely finished. In order to ensure the permanence of your results, it’s important to wear a retainer. Typically, we will recommend that you wear it all the time for the first few months, backing off to nighttime use, then only nighttime use for 3-4 days out of the week. This tried and true process makes your investment of time and money worth it for straight teeth that last a lifetime.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Woman using Invisalign

The cost of your Invisalign clear braces will depend mainly on the severity of your misalignment, the condition of your oral hygiene, and your commitment to the treatment plan. Because of these variables, it’s hard to estimate the cost of your Invisalign without examining your mouth first. We will thoroughly examine your mouth and your alignment to develop a treatment plan that includes cost.