How Do I Get Invisalign®?
Once you've made the decision that Invisalign® is the type of treatment you want to pursue, a comprehensive exam will be performed by your oral care specialist. They will take 3D photos of your mouth which not only help illustrate your problem areas, but that also help create a set of aligners that are fitted precisely for your particular teeth.
How Much Does Invisalign® Cost?
This, too, will vary depending on a number of factors -like how long your treatment is and what orthodontic issues the treatment will be trying to correct. Generally speaking, Invisalign costs almost the same as braces - all for something that is far more convenient.
What If I Lose My Aligners?
In the unfortunate event that this should happen, be sure to contact your orthodontist immediately so a replacement set can be created and that your treatment can continue uninterrupted.
How is Invisalign® Different From Braces?
Think of the difference between Invisalign® and braces as taking two different paths to get to the same destination on a road trip. Braces use stainless steel wires and brackets that are connected to one another to correct your bite.
Invisalign®, on the other hand, uses a series of clear plastic aligners that are almost like a second skin to your teeth. Because of that, they are very comfortable.
Both techniques end with the same result - you finally have that perfect smile you've always wanted. It's just that they go about achieving that goal in two entirely different ways.
Does Invisalign® Fit Into an Active Lifestyle?
One of the reasons why Invisalign® has become so popular over the last few years is because yes - it absolutely fits into an active lifestyle in a number of interesting ways. You can always take your aligners out while playing sports, for example - you just have to be sure to wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth during a game.
Likewise, there are no dietary restrictions that you have to contend with. Just pop out your aligners before a meal, enjoy any type of food you want, and put them back in when you're done. Just be sure that you thoroughly clean (and floss) your teeth before you do so.