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Invisalign FAQs

Are Invisalign aligners truly invisible?

While Invisalign aligners are transparent and less noticeable than metal braces, they may still be visible at very close distances. However, they are much more discreet than traditional braces.

Is Invisalign only for adults?

No, Invisalign is suitable for adults and teenagers, depending on the orthodontic needs. Invisalign Teen has features to accommodate growing mouths and address common orthodontic issues.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

The duration of Invisalign treatment varies based on individual cases, but it often takes about 12 to 18 months for most patients. Complex cases take longer.

Can I eat and drink when wearing my Invisalign aligners?

Removing the aligners before consuming anything except water is recommended. It prevents staining and damage to the aligners. Afterward, it would help if you brushed your teeth before putting the aligners back in.

How often do I need to wear the aligners?

You should wear Invisalign aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours daily for superb results. You can remove them for all your eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.

Does Invisalign treatment hurt?

Invisalign aligners may cause discomfort or pressure when you switch to a new set of aligners. It is a sign that the treatment is working. The discomfort is generally mild and temporary.

Is Invisalign more expensive than traditional braces?

The cost of Invisalign can vary depending on factors such as your case's complexity and location. In some cases, Invisalign may be comparable in cost to traditional braces.

Can any orthodontist provide Invisalign treatment?

While many orthodontists provide Invisalign treatment, choosing a provider with experience and expertise in using the Invisalign system is important to ensure the best results.

The local Aurora dentist can help me to provide the Invisalign?

Yes, a local dentist in Aurora can provide Invisalign treatment. Many dentists are trained to offer Invisalign and can help determine if it's the right option for you based on your orthodontic needs.

General Services FAQ

Why is regular dental check-up important?

Regular dental check-ups are vital for early detection and prevention of oral health issues, ensuring optimal oral hygiene and reducing the risk of more significant problems.

What are dental fillings, and when are they needed?

Dental fillings repair cavities caused by tooth decay. They restore the tooth's structure and prevent further damage.

What is involved in dental cleaning?

Dental cleanings, or prophylaxis, involve removing plaque, tartar, and stains from teeth. It helps maintain oral health and prevent gum disease.

How often should I replace my toothbrush?

Swapping your toothbrush every 3-4 months or earlier if the bristles are frayed is recommended. An old toothbrush may not clean effectively.

What is gum disease, and how can it be prevented?

Gum or periodontal disease is an acute infection of the tissues that support your teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings help prevent gum disease.

What options are available for teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening treatments, both in-office and at home, can help illuminate your smile by removing stains and discoloration.

What should I do in a dental emergency, such as a chipped tooth?

dental emergency, contact our office immediately. Rinse your mouth with water and preserve any broken pieces. We will provide guidance and schedule an appointment.

What is a dental crown, and when is it necessary?

A dental crown is a cap that shields a damaged tooth to reinstate its shape, sturdiness, and appearance. It's for severely decayed, cracked, or weakened teeth.

What are dental sealants, and who can gain from them?

Dental sealants are slim coatings applied to the chewing exteriors of molars to prevent cavities. They are particularly beneficial for children and teenagers.

What are the benefits of fluoride treatment?

Fluoride treatment helps strengthen tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay. It's especially important for children with a higher risk of cavities.

Is free parking available at your practice?

Yes, free parking is available for patients at Spruce Canyon Family Dentistry. We understand the importance of convenience during your visit to our practice and offer hassle-free parking options for all our valued patients.

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