Invisalign® FAQ

Questions: Answered

You have questions and we have answers. Click on the video below and then scroll to down the page to the FAQ section to get some answers to the most commonly known questions.

How Does Invisalign®️ Work? Can I Achieve the Same Results As Braces?

The outcome largely depends on the skills, attentiveness to detail, and expertise of your orthodontist. At E&S Orthodontics, we are a certified Invisalign®️ provider, so you can trust that you are receiving the best treatment.

My Dentist Does Invisalign®. Why Should I go to an Orthodontist?

Orthodontists spend an additional 2-3 years receiving training after dental school to become specialists in diagnosing and treating malocclusions.

In addition to training, orthodontists treat hundreds of patients with various orthodontic concerns every year – compared to a dentist who only treats a fraction of that. The additional training and experience allow orthodontists to recognize and treat challenging situations that can arise during treatment.

What if I've Been Told Invisalign®️ Can't Treat My Concerns?

Get another opinion! At E&S Orthodontics, we believe almost everyone can receive Invisalign®️ treatment. In more complicated cases, we will often combine Invisalign®️ with braces on a few teeth as needed. Since braces are usually on the bottom teeth and in the back of the mouth, they are discreet. The braces are usually only required for a short period, and the remainder of the treatment can be completed with only Invisalign®️.

How Much Does Invisalign®️ Cost?

At E&S Orthodontics, Invisalign®️ costs the same as braces. Unlike other offices, we do not add a surcharge for Invisalign®️. We believe the cost should not prevent you from receiving your preferred treatment method. Instead, we determine the fee based on the complexity of your case. Please schedule a consultation if you would like to receive an estimate on your treatment cost.

I'm a Teenager. Can I receive Invisalign®️?

Yes! Invisalign®️ is not limited to only adults. At E&S Orthodontics, we have treated hundreds of teens using Invisalign®️. Sometimes, we may combine other orthodontic appliances and devices with Invisalign®️ treatment to achieve the best possible result.

When Can I Get Started?

During your consultation, our orthodontist will examine your teeth and gums to ensure you can receive orthodontic treatment. Typically, most people can begin immediately. Our team will thoroughly explain the process and answer any questions you may have.

Will Wearing Invisalign® Affect My Speech?

Some people may experience difficulties with certain sounds. However, this transient period is very short and will typically disappear with a week of beginning treatment.

Are There Any Food Restrictions with Invisalign®?

No restrictions! With Invisalign®️, you do not have to adjust your diet. Since they are removable, you can eat as you usually would.

How Do I Get Started?

You can schedule a FREE consultation with us online in just minutes.

Invisalign® Tips

Great Things To Know When Using Invisalign®

Storing Your Invisalign® Aligners.

Please ensure you keep your aligners in the case when you’re not wearing them. This will prevent them from accidentally being thrown away.

How to Clean Your Invisalign® Aligners.

Our orthodontists recommend using an old toothbrush with a colorless dish soap (e.g., Dawn or Dial) to clean your aligners. Please refrain from using toothpaste as it is abrasive and can scratch your aligners. Also, please do not boil your aligners. You can also use a denture or retaining cleaning solution to clean your aligners. We recommend Retainer Brite. It is available to purchase online.

Dealing with Discomfort.

Most patients will experience mild and achy soreness for a few days after changing to a new set of aligners. You can take an OTC pain medication to relieve any discomfort. Please contact our office at 480-386-9722 immediately if you experience extreme swelling or pain.

Cleanings with Your Dentist During Treatment.

Please continue to visit your dentist for regular cleanings (at least once every six months) during your treatment. It’s essential to receive cleanings as tartar buildup can refrain your teeth from moving.

Reminders to Change Your Invisalign® Aligners and Wear Them Consistently.

There are apps that remind you when to change your aligners. They will send you reminder notifications to ensure you’re wearing your aligners. We recommend an app called Align Remind.

Bite Sticks or Chewies.

It’s essential that your aligners are completely covering your teeth to move properly. If there’s a gap between the aligner and your tooth, we recommend biting on a bite stick to help push the tooth to the bottom of the aligner. Please repeat this process for any areas that are not fully sitting in the aligner.

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