More adults than ever before are getting braces these days. If you’re busy considering your options in orthodontics, think about joining the 4 million people (and counting) who have had their teeth straightened with Invisalign, clear braces for adults and teens. This treatment is super subtle and reveals the straight, beautiful teeth you’ve always dreamed about! Your dentist in Dublin is pleased to offer the Invisalign treatment at Distinctive Smiles.
Schedule a consultation at our office to discuss your orthodontic options. We’ll block off plenty of time for you and Dr. Buck or Dr. Burton to sit down and evaluate whether or not Invisalign is the best treatment option for you.
When you come in for an Invisalign consultation, you’ll want to make sure you are prepared to ask all the questions you may have about clear braces. It can help to make a list first — and we’ve put together a handy guide to help!
6 Questions to Ask Your Dentist About Invisalign
1. How long can I expect my treatment to last?
The average treatment time for Invisalign is one year, but each treatment depends on the severity of the misalignments. People who have had braces in the past and just need retreatment may see their results in as little as six months, while new or complex cases may take close to 18 months. It really just depends on your specific issues, so be sure to talk to your dentist about what you can expect.
2. What are my orthodontic alternatives?
Invisalign fixes the most common orthodontic issues, including overbite, underbite, crossbite, gapped teeth, and crowded teeth. Many people find great success with this clear braces system, but more complex cases may be better suited by traditional metal braces. Ask your dentist about what other options you have, and ask for a comparison on costs and the timeline of each treatment.
3. How will Invisalign straighten my teeth?
Invisalign works using clear plastic aligners that place focused pressure on different parts of the bite throughout the treatment. Your dentist can thoroughly explain the details of your Invisalign treatment plan, including how it will straighten your specific orthodontic issues.
4. What are the rules of Invisalign?
You will want to talk about the particulars of Invisalign with your dentist before beginning treatment. Aligners need to be removed before you eat and drink anything, and you should also make sure to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth after every meal to avoid the bacteria buildup that can accelerate tooth decay. Invisalign is easy to live with, but you need to have a firm grasp on the details first.
5. What can I expect after my treatment is complete?
Talk to your dentist about the Vivera retainer so you can be prepared for what to expect once you complete the treatment. Just like with traditional braces, you’ll need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in place — fortunately Vivera is as subtle and easy to use as our Invisalign trays.
Let’s Schedule a Consultation Today!
Now you know what to ask, so get in touch with your dentist to discuss Invisalign in Dublin! Schedule an appointment at Distinctive Smiles today.