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7 Things to Know Before Your Invisalign Treatment

One of the most common struggles people go through is maintaining the appearance of their teeth. Not only do misaligned teeth become a source of embarrassment for some, but correcting the alignment can be costly. Now, it’s easy to perfect your smile with Invisalign treatment at Swan Orthodontics.

Invisalign is a popular form of dental treatment that straightens teeth and can give you the same results as traditional braces. There are a few things you should know before getting Invisalign treatment.

1. Only Take Out the Aligners When You Need To

Once you get Invisalign aligners, you need to wear them as instructed. This includes the time you spend sleeping. In fact, orthodontists encourage you to wear your aligners for up to 22 hours a day. The only time you should take out your aligners is while eating and drinking anything aside from water.

2. Length of Treatment is Different for Everyone

The amount of time it takes for Invisalign treatment depends on how much alignment is needed. In most cases, it takes between 6 months to two years to complete the treatment. You can start noticing the movement in as little as a few weeks.

3. Invisalign Could Produce Results Faster than Braces

Invisalign can fix the same problems that braces can with fewer office visits. Many patients find aligners more comfortable and easier to maintain than braces. With excellent wear and care, treatment time can be reduced greatly.  

4. You Must Take Extra Care of Your Oral Health

Treatment success depends on how often you wear your aligners and your overall dental hygiene regimen. Poor dental hygiene counteracts the treatment process. You must remove your aligners before eating or drinking anything aside from water, brush and floss your teeth and clean your aligners before replacing them in your mouth.

5. You’ll Want to Clean Your Aligners

Your teeth aren’t the only thing that needs proper hygiene. It’s important to keep your aligners clean as well. Your aligners collect the same plaque and bacteria that your teeth do, so it is important to brush them every time you brush your teeth to prevent additional plaque and bacteria from sitting on your teeth.

6. You Can Get Invisalign at Any Age

Dr. Swan starts treating patients as young as 7 with aligners. We find the younger patients enjoy being able to eat whatever the like and the ease of brushing with aligners is beneficial Our older patients enjoy that the aligners are not visible and are conducive to a busy lifestyle.

7. The Cost of Invisalign Varies

The cost of your Invisalign treatment will vary based on the amount of movement that is needed. At Swan Orthodontics, we want to make Invisalign treatment as accessible and affordable as possible, and therefore price it the same as braces treatment.

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At Swan Orthodontics we offer the Invisalign treatment to patients seeking straight, aligned teeth without braces. To get started on your treatment, contact us today for a consultation.