As you get older, even if you spent years wearing braces when you were a kid, your teeth will tend to shift out of their perfect position. Noticing this can make you feel unattractive and self-conscious, but there is an option other than getting traditional braces. With Invisalign clear braces, you can straighten your teeth without filling your mouth with painful and unsightly brackets and rubber bands. Let’s take a moment to explore some Invisalign FAQs that may interest you.
The Invisalign system involves wearing a series of progressive clear braces (also called trays or aligners). The first set of trays will be almost exactly the same shape as your teeth, as they are now. Each set after that will be progressively more aligned until the last set.
Patients often want to know Invisalign FAQs about the longevity of this procedure. Because your teeth do tend to shift on their own, after your Invisalign treatment, you will want to wear a retainer at night to keep them perfectly aligned. If you do this, though, you will have a straight and gorgeous smile for years to come.
Finally, perhaps the most common of all Invisalign FAQs, you will not want to eat or drink beverages other than water while wearing your trays. However, you can take them out at mealtimes. Then, just brush your teeth and put them back in when you are finished. Ideally, you will only want to have your trays out for two hours or less each day.
What do you think of these Invisalign FAQs? Have we answered all your questions? Contact us at Port Washington Dental Care today at 516-378-1725 with any other questions or to schedule an appointment for Invisalign in Merrick.