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Invisalign速 FAQ

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

What is Invisalign速?

Invisalign速 uses clear, removable aligners that straighten your teeth without the need for metal braces. Our Georgia 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速 aligners?

Every Invisalign速 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速 can go to work or school without their friends ever knowing that they are wearing braces.

How does Invisalign速 straighten teeth?

Having Invisalign速 braces is just as efficient as most other types of braces for adults or braces for teens. Instead of using brackets and wires, Invisalign速 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速 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速 affect my speech?

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

Can I drink beverages when wearing my Invisalign速 aligners?

To avoid damaging your aligners, you will need to remove Invisalign速 at every meal. Its recommended that if you drink with Invisalign速 in, 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速 aligners?

Its easier to keep your teeth clean when you wear Invisalign速 than 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速 treatment take?

The length of your Invisalign速 or Invisalign速 Teen treatment will vary depending on your individual needs. However, most of our Georgia Invisalign速 patients complete their treatment in about a year. Because we use advanced technology to create your aligners and plan 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速 Braces Right for Me?

To find out if youre a candidate for Invisalign速, 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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