Invisalign® FAQs

The Invisalign system is a series of clear aligners used to straighten teeth.

Will Invisalign fit my lifestyle?

  • Time for a snack? No problem. Take out your aligners to eat or drink whenever you want.
  • You can remove your Invisalign aligners, so you can brush and floss regularly, and keep your teeth and gums healthy.
  • You can occasionally remove your Invisalign aligners and enjoy a special night out.
  • There’s no need to change a thing. Continue your day-to-day activities while still straightening your teeth.
  • Be yourself with Invisalign aligners. Since they are clear, you don’t have to hide your smile while going through treatment.
  • With Invisalign treatment, it’s easy to make your smile picture perfect for that special occasion.
  • Invisalign appointments work with your schedule. Most visits are in and out, with a quick progress check once every six weeks.

What is Invisalign?

The Invisalign system is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Invisalign uses advanced 3D computer imaging technology to depict your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. Then, a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth — and your teeth only — to move them little by little. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series until the final position of your teeth is achieved. Your Invisalign treatment time will be determined by your doctor based on your specific needs.

What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners are clear, making Invisalign a seamless fit with your lifestyle and day-to-day interactions with others. Invisalign aligners are also removable. Unlike braces, you have the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment simply by removing the aligners when you eat. You can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would for fresh breath and good oral hygiene. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign treatment does not use metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation to your mouth. In addition, you’ll spend less time in the doctor’s chair and scheduling appointments, and more time out doing the things you love. Lastly, Invisalign’s technology allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start your treatment, so that you can preview how your straight teeth will look once your treatment is complete.

How much do Invisalign clear aligners cost?

At Lake Mary Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we don’t charge a flat rate for Invisalign. Our fees are based on the complexity of your case and duration of your treatment. 

We encourage you to call your insurance provider beforehand to determine whether they will cover some or all of the cost. We also offer financing options to make treatment more affordable.

Does wearing Invisalign clear aligners hurt?

Your Invisalign clear aligners work by exerting continuous pressure on your teeth over time. As a side effect, some minor discomfort is normal with each new set of aligner trays. This discomfort should only last for a short time and is easily managed with over the counter pain relievers.

If you experience pain or discomfort lasting more than a few days, or that doesn’t respond to pain medication, call our Lake Mary office at (407) 333-7393 or fill out our online contact form. A team member will get back to you shortly so we can resolve any issues you might be having. 

Will Invisalign treatment make my teeth permanently straight?

Straightening your smile with Invisalign clear alignment trays can produce beautiful, lasting results. However, post-orthodontic relapse may occur and cause your teeth to begin shifting back to their original place after treatment.

Fortunately, you can prevent this with the help of Vivera® retainers. Vivera retainers are custom-made using the same state-of-the-art technology as Invisalign clear aligners. Dr. Bonn can determine if you would benefit from Vivera retainers and prescribe them appropriately.

Every case is unique, so be sure to ask Dr. Bonn about Vivera retainers as part of your treatment with Invisalign. 

How many patients are in Invisalign treatment?

More than 3,000,000 patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign. The number of Invisalign smiles grows daily. At your next appointment, we can help answer any questions you might have, and get you started on the smile you’ve always wanted.

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