If you are looking to get a straighter smile, but feel that braces aren’t a good option for you, know that there are so many modern day treatments to get that perfect smile. Invisalign is a great option for those looking to better their smile in a discreet way. However, there are a lot of questions about Invisalign trays like, Does Invisalign really work?  And How long does Invisalign last? That’s where we come in. The following are commonly asked questions regarding Invisalign and their answers.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces. It works towards the same results but with a different systems and several advantages. Instead of Brackets and Wires adjusted for the proper aligning of the teeth, Invisalign is a set of custom-made trays which are simply inserted onto the teeth. Every two weeks a new set of trays, or aligners are worn until the prescribed treatment period is completed and the desired results achieved.


Should I get Invisalign or braces?

When comparing Invisalign trays to traditional braces, there are a lot of great benefits for each. Invisalign trays offer the benefit of being discreet and practically invisible. However, the Invisalign process is a little different than traditional braces. Unlike the constant pressure that is applied when having braces, the Invisalign process offers multiple sets of Invisalign trays that move certain teeth at certain times with a controlled force.

Patients who regularly partake in contact sports should consider Invisalign trays over traditional braces. When looking into Invisalign trays consider that they can be more expensive. However, some patients don’t qualify for Invisalign trays because they may not be able to correct some misalignments. Discuss with your orthodontist whether the Invisalign process or traditional braces is right for you.


Cost of Invisalign

The cost of invisalign is comparable to that of metal braces, which makes it a great choice for anyone seeking a sleeker version of braces. For a more specific price range on invisalign, visit us for an orthodontic consultation


Why Choose Invisalign?

Many patients prefer using Invisalign for several reasons. First off, Invisalign solves most patients’, especially adults’ concern over the aesthetic factor of most orthodontic appliances. These custom made trays are made of clear plastic which makes them virtually invisible. Other people will hardly notice a patient is in treatment until it is completed. They are also comfortable and convenient to use. Aligners are merely inserted onto the teeth and worn for most of the day. They are removed when eating and brushing allowing patients to enjoy food unrestricted process is simple, relying mostly on a patient’s diligence in wearing them and sticking to the plan. (This includes wearing the aligners for 20-22 hours per day throughout the treatment period,having tooth colored attachments bonded to some teeth in order to aid with tooth movement. Changing into graduating into sets of trays and periodic checkups with the orthodontics) and promises great results.


How long does it take for Invisalign to work?

On average, Invisalign trays  will last for 12 months. This number can vary based on the misalignment of your teeth. It is recommended that Invisalign trays are kept in 22 to 24 hours a day to achieve maximum results. It may be difficult for patients to see results at first, just like with braces. However, with each new Invisalign tray, know that you are getting closer to your desired smile.


What is the Invisalign process like?

When you decide that Invisalign trays are right for you, the process of getting them is as simple as consulting with your orthodontist. After the initial consultation appointment, your orthodontist will take dental impressions, X-rays, and photos of your teeth. Your orthodontist will create a digital treatment simulation of the Invisalign process tailored specifically for your teeth. Once this simulation is cleared, your Invisalign trays will be created. You will receive new trays every 2 weeks according to this treatment plan until you have a perfectly straight smile.


What is the maintenance of Invisalign trays like?

Invisalign trays are easy to take care of. You can take them out to eat and brush your teeth, but after eating and drinking other beverages that aren’t water, you need to brush your teeth to prevent from staining. Invisalign trays need to be changed out every two weeks and you should visit your orthodontist every 4 to 6 weeks.


How long does Invisalign last?

How long Invisalign lasts depends on how long you continue to wear your retainer even after you have finished your treatment. The results should be permanent as long as you continue to use your retainer at night at least once a week.


How To get Started With Invisalign

To get started on an Invisalign treatment, individuals must consult with an Invisalign provider. Dr. Simister is a Las Vegas Invisalign orthodontist and can duplicate a patients’ teeth to come up with a custom treatment plan. The plan is then submitted to Align Technology where a 3D representation of the patients treatment is created and the series of aligners are made. When it is done, the set is sent back to Dr. Simister where a patients can pick it up and be advised on how it is best used. Each new aligner/ retainer in the set should be used according to the doctor’s prescription to ensure effectiveness of the treatment.

Passion for good dental health and aesthetics doesn’t have to be difficult . Consult with Dr. Simister if this can be an option for you.