Dr. David Hirsch and the team at Forest Hill Village Orthodontics understand that their patients in Forest Hill Village ON will have questions about their orthodontic treatment. They take the time to address each patient’s questions or concerns about their with Invisalign for adults and its results.
Invisalign for Adults FAQs
Q: What Is Invisalign?
A: Invisalign clear aligner trays are an alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign is made of a clear thermoplastic material that is customized by Dr. David Hirsch for each patient’s specific needs and treatment goals. When worn, the Invisalign aligner trays exert a gentle pressure on the teeth to help orient them to a new and more effective and attractive position within the mouth.
Q: How Is Invisalign different?
A: Invisalign clear aligner trays are not affixed to the surface of the teeth. The trays are removable by the wearer for eating, brushing, flossing, and to clean the trays. They are nearly invisible to the casual observer while they are being worn. The smooth surface of the Invisalign clear aligner trays do not cause irritation to the soft tissues of the mouth like traditional braces can. Treatment with Invisalign is comfortable, convenient, and easy to manage.
Q: Is Invisalign effective?
A: Each orthodontic patient has different treatment needs and goals. In most cases, Invisalign can be more effective than traditional braces for many types of orthodontic issues. Invisalign can effectively treat gapped teeth, overly crowded teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite.
Q: How does Invisalign for adults work?
A: Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligner trays that exert a gentle pressure to gradually straighten teeth. They are custom-fitted to each patient’s teeth using 3D computer imaging technology to map the complete treatment from start to finish. A new set of aligner trays are switched out for the old ones approximately every two weeks as the treatment progresses.
Q: Does Invisalign work quickly?
A: The length of treatment with Invisalign depends on the individual patient’s needs and treatment goals, but a typical course of treatment may last as long as a year and a half. The trays are removable for eating, brushing, flossing, and to clean the trays, but they must be worn conscientiously to be effective.
Q: Is Invisalign expensive?
A: Invisalign is competitive in price with other orthodontic treatment options like traditional braces. Factoring in the reduced amount of office visits when wearing Invisalign, the comfort and convenience, and its effectiveness, Invisalign is the clear alternative to braces.