Invisalign® Clear Aligner FAQ in Albany, NY

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We understand that visiting a dentist can sometimes be overwhelming, so we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions about Invisalign to address any concerns you may have. If you have specific concerns about your oral health, we recommend scheduling an appointment with one of our skilled dentists.

Look through the list of questions below to find the answers you need. If you cannot find the information you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable team. We’re here to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile!

What are Invisalign® clear aligners?

Invisalign clear aligners present an orthodontic solution employing custom-made, transparent plastic aligners instead of conventional braces to align your teeth.

How does Invisalign treatment function?

Invisalign treatment employs a digital treatment strategy to plot the necessary tooth adjustments for straightening your teeth and enhancing your smile. Following this, our dentist can offer a sequence of tailor-made aligners crafted to gradually shift your teeth into their optimal positions. With each transition to a new set of aligners, minor adjustments refine the alignment until the desired positioning is achieved.

What are the advantages of Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign treatment offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Virtually invisible treatment
  • Removable aligners facilitating normal brushing, flossing, and eating habits
  • Absence of metal brackets or wires
  • Custom-designed aligners for enhanced comfort without causing mouth irritation
Who is eligible for Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign treatment is suitable for individuals of various age groups. This discreet and effective orthodontic option is particularly favored among teenagers and adults.

What is the treatment procedure with Invisalign?

Your Invisalign journey begins with an initial consultation. Once our dentist and team evaluate your dental condition and confirm Invisalign aligners as a suitable option, a digital treatment plan is formulated, and your aligners are fabricated accordingly. Adhering to the prescribed schedule, you will wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours daily, transitioning to new sets every one to two weeks as directed. Regular visits to our office are necessary to monitor the progress of your teeth alignment.

How much does Invisalign treatment cost?

The cost of Invisalign treatment is comparable to traditional braces and varies based on the complexity of your case and the number of aligner sets required. Most dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment, and our office offers various financial arrangements for your convenience.

How will Invisalign aligners impact my lifestyle?

Invisalign clear aligners are designed to minimally disrupt your lifestyle. They are nearly invisible and removable, allowing you to maintain your regular eating, brushing, and flossing habits.

Is Invisalign treatment painful?

No, although some temporary discomfort may be experienced during the initial days of wearing aligners, it typically subsides as your mouth adjusts.

How should I care for my aligners?

Proper care for your aligners is essential. While we recommend using the Invisalign cleaning system, brushing them with a toothbrush and rinsing in lukewarm water is also suitable. Avoid hot water, as it can damage the aligners. Refrain from chewing gum, smoking, eating or drinking while wearing aligners to prevent damage.

What if an aligner breaks?

Contact our office promptly if your aligner breaks or is misplaced. Depending on the situation, we may arrange for a replacement aligner or instruct you to use a previous or subsequent set.

Can I use Invisalign aligners if I have had braces or other dental work?

Yes, Invisalign treatment is compatible with various dental situations, including previous braces or other dental work like veneers or crowns. Our dentist will assess your suitability for Invisalign clear aligners during the initial consultation.

What happens after treatment completion?

Upon finishing Invisalign treatment, you will need to wear a retainer to maintain your tooth alignment and prevent regression. Detailed instructions on wearing and caring for your retainer will be provided by our dentist at the appropriate time.

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Contact our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Vasu, and start your journey toward a better smile.

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