Invisalign is one of the most popular services we offer, and it isn’t difficult to figure out why. It gives you the ability to straighten your teeth without bulky, annoying, unsightly metal braces. They are virtually invisible when they are on your teeth, and you can even remove them to eat. Still, it is important to make an informed decision before making the commitment. Here are some questions we frequently hear about Invisalign:

How often do I have to wear my Invisalign aligners?

It is recommended that you wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day. You should really only take them out to eat, drink, brush, and floss.

Is it painful?

You may initially feel some discomfort from wearing your aligners, but that should subside within a couple of days. It just may feel awkward at first, but eventually, you won’t even notice that you are wearing them.

How often do I have to change aligners?

You should change your aligners every two weeks.

Do I have to change my oral hygiene routine?

It is recommended that you brush and floss after every meal when you have Invisalign.

Will other people be able to see them?

Unless someone is getting really up close and personal with your teeth, it is unlikely that they will notice your Invisalign.

Will I develop a lisp?

Some people report that they have slight speech problems while they are adapting to using Invisalign, but for the majority of people, speech is not impacted.
If you are considering correcting your teeth with Invisalign, contact Smithville Family Dentistry today!