Commonly Asked Questions About Invisalign

Cosmetic Dentistry

We get lots of questions about Invisalign at San Mateo Cosmetic Dentistry, and so we decided to answer two of the most common questions we hear. Invisalign is often compared to braces, because it’s a product that helps straighten your teeth. This revolutionary method helps transform your appearance.

Invisalign is essentially invisible braces. The procedure uses clear plastic trays to align and straighten your teeth during the process. You don’t need unappealing metal bands, wires, or metal tracks; instead, you can keep your smile bright and confident as the trays do their work.

The first step in getting Invisalign is to visit your cosmetic dentist. You get a personalized treatment plan based on how severe your situation is. The plastic aligners are then customized for you.

To see results, you should wear Invisalign between 20 to 22 hours a day. The treatment needs time to work, so you should try to wear them at all times. You can remove them when you are eating, brushing your teeth, or flossing. The amount of time you wear them throughout the whole treatment plan depends on the issues you are fixing.

As for the pain level, you may experience discomfort with Invisalign, but it is less painful than the traditional metal braces. As with any orthodontic treatment, the pain fades after your teeth adjust to wearing Invisalign. If you have any questions or concerns about the treatment, don’t hesitate to talk to us about it.

To avoid any further dental issues while going through this process, it’s important to practice proper dental hygiene. You still need to brush twice a day, floss daily, and keep your aligners clean after meals. Beverages and foods can stain the aligners, which makes them look less appealing over time. For more information, let’s have a chat about how to use them properly.

Invisalign is used to treat overbites, underbites, crossbites, adult dental issues, and more. If you feel you may need Invisalign, contact us at San Mateo Cosmetic Dentistry today. We’d love to answer any questions you may have.