Things to Know Before Getting Invisalign


Thanks to Invisalign, straightening your teeth has become a relatively painless, streamlined process with less discomfort than what people experience with traditional braces. In fact, for many patients, once they grow used to the feel and look of Invisalign, the teeth straightening tool becomes almost second nature.

However, there are a few things you should keep in mind before getting Invisalign. Being prepared will help you to make the most of your experience—and come out with the best smile of your life.

What to Expect with Invisalign

Before you jump into a course of Invisalign, there are a few things that you should know:

        • Understand the commitment: For Invisalign to work, you must keep the straighteners in your mouth for twenty-two hours a day. This means brushing your teeth and replacing them after each meal, snack, or cup of coffee.
        • Expect a little discomfort: While your Invisalign aligners won’t bring with them the pain and discomfort of traditional metal braces, you can expect some mild aching and sensitivity. This usually accompanies switching aligner sizes, and goes away within a few days.
        • How you look and sound might change a little: Your aligners will impact your appearance in the short and long term. While you wait for your new smile to emerge, your lips might look a bit fuller from the aligners and small fasteners that are attached to your teeth. Some people also experience a lisp for the first few weeks, but that also goes away with time.

First Steps to Teeth Straightening

If Invisalign sounds like a positive commitment you’re ready to make, the first step is booking a consultation. During your visit, your dentist will take a detailed 3D scan of your mouth and prepare you for the path to straight teeth. Before getting Invisalign, you can also take this opportunity to ask questions about any concerns you might have. Our professionals are here to help you show the world a perfect smile.

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