Frequently Asked Questions

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a clear alternative to braces.  Invisalign is a series of removable aligners that are custom made for you by using advanced 3D computer technology with the science of orthodontics.  Dr. Moore works closely with the CAD/CAM technology so she can design your perfect smile.  As you progress through the series of aligners, your teeth will become straighter.  Invisalign can give you the smile you have always wanted without the use of braces.

Is Invisalign right for me?

Invisalign works great for a variety of bite problems and alignment issues as well as busy lifestyles.  However, there are some instances in which Invisalign is not efficient and braces can be a better option.  To find out if Invisalign is right for you, schedule a free consultation and discuss your concerns with Dr. Moore.

What does Invisalign look like?

Invisalign is a very discreet, clear aligner that is custom made to fit your teeth.  

 Clear Aligner example of what invisalign tray may look like for a patient

What are Invisalign attachments?

Invisalign attachments are tooth colored bumps that are placed temporarily on your teeth.  These attachments are critical in order to allow for proper tooth movement as well as retention for each aligner.  Once your Invisalign treatment is completed, they are easily polished off.

How do I wear the aligners?

Aligners are worn for 22 hours per day.  They are worn full time, including while sleeping, but have to be removed prior to eating or drinking.  You may drink plain, cold water with the aligners in place.  The best part about Invisalign is that there are no food restrictions.  

Can I play sports with my Invisalign?

For most sports, you can wear your Invisalign.  If your sport requires a mouthguard, it is best to remove your aligners and wear your mouthguard.  Once your practice or game is finished, put your Invisalign back into your mouth.

Will I have difficulty talking with Invisalign?

For the first several days, it will be difficult to speak clearly.  However, as you get used to your aligners, your speech will return to normal.  If you have to give a work presentation or a speech at school, the aligners can be removed at that time.

How do I clean my Invisalign?

Clean your Invisalign at least once per day.  To clean your aligners, you may use toothpaste and a toothbrush or just use lukewarm water.  Never use hot water to clean your aligners or the aligners may become distorted.

 

Invisalign has also put together a comprehensive FAQ for patients considering this treatment option. If you have questions that are not answered via the link, please feel free to send us specific questions or to schedule a complimentary consultation!