By Franklin Family Dentistry
June 22, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

Invisalign is a dental solution that makes use of computer imaging technology to manufacture custom-made clear aligners that fit over your teeth to correct their position. By changing out aligners every two weeks, the teeth will be in their proper final positions after the completion of the treatment.

If you’re interested in whether Invisalign will work for you, you can consult with our dentist Dr. J. David Fowler of Franklin Family Dentistry in Franklin, KY. In the meantime, here are some FAQs about Invisalign to start.

How Fast Can I See Results?

The results of Invisalign treatment could vary depending on the actual condition of the patient. However, on average, the desired final result could be seen in about 12 months. When properly completed, adult patients could even see significant changes in as short as six to eight months, provided that they follow all the instructions of their dentist.

Is Invisalign The Right Treatment for Me?

While Invisalign is an outstanding solution for many adults and teens, not all qualify for the treatment. You need to be properly assessed to establish whether it is the right dental solution for your specific condition and only your dentist can perform this assessment.

Are There Things I Should Avoid While Under Invisalign Treatment?

There are some things that you must remember to make sure that your Invisalign treatment is a success. Just remember to:

  • Avoid getting the aligners dirty.
  • Take good care of the aligners so that it lasts the treatment.
  • Follow all the directions of your dentist during the treatment.
  • Never play with your Invisalign aligners.
  • Drink plenty of water while under the treatment.
  • Always observe a good oral hygiene routine.

Is There an Effect If I Don’t Wear The Aligners Less Than 22 Hours Daily?

Despite being quite an advanced solution, to make certain that the right results are gained, you need to have discipline and compliance. Results can still be achieved even if you don’t use your aligners for 22 hours daily but these might come slowly. At worst, you will be sabotaging your progress under the treatment.

Can I Clean The Trays With Toothpaste?

You can use toothpaste to clean your Invisalign trays. Make sure though that you do it gently to avoid scratching the material and dulling the surface of the tray. Remember to also clean your teeth before putting the aligners back on.

Will Invisalign Whiten My Teeth?

The Invisalign treatment is not designed to whiten your teeth. However, you are welcome to seek teeth whitening procedures while under the Invisalign treatment. Ask your dentist how to go about it without disrupting your desired result from the Invisalign treatment.

Need More Information Invisalign? Contact Us

Set up an appointment with your dentist here at Franklin Family Dentistry in Franklin, KY, Dr. David Fowler, by dialing (270) 586-0606.