Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses clear trays to straighten crooked and misaligned teeth gradually. With Invisalign aligners, patients comfortably realign teeth with removable, discreet aligners. Discover more about orthodontic treatment with Invisalign questions and answers from our office in Sahuarita, AZ.
Answering Common Invisalign Questions in Sahuarita, AZ
Below we will answer popular questions about treatment with Invisalign:
How do you care for Invisalign aligners?
Remove your Invisalign aligners when you eat or drink. Eating or drinking with your Invisalign aligners can stain or damage the trays. Brush your teeth before you place the aligners back on your teeth. You can clean your aligners with liquid soap and water, but avoid hot water that can warp the plastic.
Does Invisalign have dietary restrictions?
No, unlike traditional dental braces, Invisalign does not have any restrictions against hard or crunchy foods. Because patients can remove their aligners to eat and drink, they can eat the foods they enjoy before they place the clear trays back in their mouth.
Can Invisalign treat orthodontic relapse?
Orthodontic relapse occurs when patients do not continue to wear their retainers after completing orthodontic treatment. As a result, teeth can become crooked again. Invisalign is a great quick treatment for patients with slightly crooked teeth due to orthodontic relapse.
What disqualifies you from Invisalign treatment?
If you have a TMJ disorder, dental implants, or dental bridges, you most likely will not qualify for Invisalign. Patients with TMD often clench and grind their teeth, meaning that they can damage their Invisalign aligners. Invisalign can also not move many restorations that use false teeth. Treatment is ineffective without natural teeth.
Can I get Invisalign if I have dental crowns?
Yes, it is possible for Invisalign to work if you have one or more dental crowns. However, we may need to use attachments to ensure that there is enough pressure to shift crown-capped teeth.
Does Invisalign affect speech?
It will take some time to get used to the Invisalign aligners. For the first days of treatment, you may have a slight lisp. However, as treatment progresses, you will feel more comfortable and speak more clearly.
Have you always wondered about Invisalign treatment? Call Dr. Jordan Morris for Invisalign treatment today at 520.412.9162 or schedule a dental consultation online. Dr. Morris will provide you with a consultation to determine your candidacy for treatment.