Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

It’s easier than ever to find a method for correcting your teeth that’s right for you. More and more people in Edmonton have been asking their dentist about Invisalign as a teeth correction option. So you can be as informed as possible, we’ve compiled some frequently asked questions about Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a brand of clear, custom-made tooth aligners that perform some of the corrective tasks previously done by metal braces.

How does it work?

Using special 3D images of your teeth, a set of virtually invisible, custom-made aligners will be created to wear over your teeth. As you progressively wear each aligner, your teeth will gradually shift to their right places. The exact number of aligners you will need and how long you will need to wear them depend on your dentist’s recommendation.

How do I get started?

Find a dentist in your area that carries Invisalign and arrange for a consultation to find out if it’s right for you.

How do Invisalign aligners compare to traditional braces?

Traditional, metal braces are famously embarrassing for people. The unsightly metal can distract those you interact with and cause unnecessary stress in social situations. With Invisalign, however, aligners are nearly invisible and much less likely to draw attention.

Are there any side effects?

When first starting Invisalign, there may be an adjustment to having them in your mouth. While Invisalign can create dry mouth and make speaking feel awkward, these effects are typically not severe or lasting effects.

Are allergies a problem?

There have been some cases of patients reporting allergic reactions to their aligners but these have been very rare. You should consult with your doctor before beginning to use Invisalign and continue to update him or her on your progress to avoid any complications.

Are they painful?

Some people do report mild discomfort when starting Invisalign. Your teeth are being altered, after all. Pain is, however, usually milder than the pain associated with traditional braces. Typically, your mouth becomes accustomed to the aligners and patients experience minimal overall discomfort.

Do they cause problems when eating?

They don’t. You can remove your aligners when you eat and brush your teeth.

Are they typically covered by insurance?

Invisalign is often covered by insurance plans as a form of orthodontics. Check with your insurance company to find out if you’re covered.

Janz Family Dental is a family-owned dental clinic in Edmonton that offers children’s, family, cosmetic, and other dental services. Contact us today to find out more about why we should be your dentist in Edmonton.

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