INVISALIGN FAQ'S

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Invisalign® FAQ

Getting Invisalign braces is easier than ever at Fayetteville Orthodontics in Georgia. Board-certified orthodontists Dr. Kalpesh Thakkar and Dr. Ruchir R. Patel are each Invisalign Preferred Providers, making treatments easily accessible at both of our Fayetteville locations.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners that straighten your teeth without the need for metal braces. Our Fayetteville orthodontists use 3D imaging and impression technology to create accurate trays that slowly shift your teeth into alignment. As you change the aligners out every two weeks, your teeth become straighter than before. Gradually, your entire bite comes into alignment.

Will others be able to see my Invisalign aligners?

Every Invisalign tray is made of clear, durable plastic that is essentially invisible when placed over your teeth. If small attachments are needed, our orthodontists will also use tooth-colored materials that blend in with your entire smile. Most people who wear Invisalign can go to work or school without their friends ever knowing that they are wearing braces.

How does Invisalign straighten teeth?

Having Invisalign braces is just as efficient as most other types of braces for adults or braces for teens. Instead of using brackets and wires, Invisalign uses custom-shaped clear aligners that systematically move your teeth into alignment. Every two weeks you will change your aligners out with the next set in the series. This prevents the need for adjustment appointments in our Fayetteville offices.

Can Invisalign aligners be removed during treatment?

We recommend only removing your clear aligners during meals, brushing, and flossing. Excessive time without your aligners in place can cause a delay in results.

Will Invisalign affect my speech?

Some people may experience a slight change in their speech when they wear Invisalign for the first time. However, the aligners are very thin and comfortable to wear. If you’ve ever worn retainers or whitening trays, the Invisalign aligner will feel very similar.

Can I drink beverages when wearing my Invisalign aligners?

To avoid damaging your aligners, you will need to remove Invisalign at every meal. It’s recommended that if you drink with the Invisalign braces that you only drink water. Otherwise, the natural or artificial sugars in your drink could increase your risk of tooth decay.

How will I clean my Invisalign braces?

It’s easier to keep your teeth clean when you wear Invisalign than it is with any other type of braces. Just remove your aligners and brush them thoroughly with lukewarm tap water and a soft brush. Be sure to brush and floss your teeth thoroughly before putting your aligners back into your mouth.

How long will my Invisalign treatment take?

The length of your Invisalign or Invisalign Teen treatment will vary depending on your individual needs. However, most of our Fayetteville Invisalign patients complete their treatment in about a year. Because we use advanced technology to create your aligners and plan a treatment, Fayetteville Orthodontics can give you a good idea of how long your treatment will take at the time of your initial consultation.

Are Invisalign Braces Right for Me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kalpesh Thakkar or Dr. Ruchir R. Patel of Fayetteville Orthodontics. Both of our Fayetteville locations are conveniently open on Saturdays with flexible dental financing options.

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