8 Questions to Ask Your Dentist About Invisalign ®

Do you have questions about Invisalign clear, removable orthodontic aligners? We have answers! Check out these FAQs about Invisalign.

A straight, beautiful smile can be life changing. Straight teeth boost confidence, give a good first impression, and make people seem more successful, smart, and wealthy. Thankfully, achieving a beautiful smile can be affordable, easy, and discreet with Invisalign. 

If you’re considering clear aligners, continue reading to learn about the process, benefits, and outcome of this incredible treatment. 

Does Invisalign work? 

Absolutely! When patients follow the dentist’s instructions, Invisalign is proven to provide incredible results. Nearly 100% of the time patients are more than satisfied with the outcome of their treatment. 

Is everyone a good candidate for Invisalign? 

A person’s candidacy can only be determined by a dentist after an oral exam. However, clear aligners are more beneficial in some situations than others. 

The best candidates for Invisalign are older teens and adults with these issues: 

  • Slightly overlapping teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Minor overcrowding issues
  • Minor open bites
  • Minor underbites and overbites

More severe orthodontic issues usually require traditional braces, but don’t let that keep you from achieving a beautiful smile. Modern metal braces have thin wires, clear brackets, and clear bands, so they are more discreet now than ever. 

Remember, only a dentist can tell you whether or not you are a candidate for Invisalign. Call us today to schedule a consultation. 

How much does it cost? 

This is the main concern for many patients, and the answer varies. The cost depends on how long your treatment takes and how much movement your teeth require. 

The good news is that many insurance agencies cover some of the cost of Invisalign, but if yours does not, there are still options. Many dentists offer in-house financing and accept CareCredit, which works like a credit card but has no up-front costs, no or low interest, and no annual fees. 

How long does treatment take? 

Again, this depends on your case. Most treatments take between six and eighteen months. Talk to your dentist about how long your treatment will take. 

When can I take out my Invisalign retainer? 

One of the best things about Invisalign aligners is that you can remove them! They still need to be worn between 20 and 22 hours a day. Try to only remove the aligner when eating and brushing your teeth. 

For people who do a lot of public speaking or play sports, removing the aligners for those events is acceptable as well. However, if you won’t be able to wear the aligners most of the time, Invisalign probably isn’t the best option. 

What are the other benefits? 

Aside from being removable and invisible, people choose Invisalign because they are more comfortable than traditional braces, there are no food restrictions, and the aligners are easy to clean. 

Can I see before and after pictures of your patients? 

Of course! We love helping patients achieve their perfect smile, and we love to show them off. We’ll show you that we don’t just talk the talk but can walk the walk too. 

Why choose Dr. Cureton? 

Well, after you see the before and after pictures, you’ll know why! Dr. Cureton has also received extensive training with Invisalign and is an expert in cosmetic dentistry. 

You may be wondering if an orthodontist is a better option as well. Here’s our take: general dentists like ours acquire the same Invisalign training and can monitor your dental health during your treatment. This way, if a dental problem arises, Dr. Cureton doesn’t need to reach out to another dental professional to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. 

If you’re ready to start the journey to the perfect smile, contact our team today to schedule an initial consultation at (831) 449-8363. 

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