If you have questions about Invisalign®, then our orthodontist, Dr. Jensen, is happy to help you find the answers you need. The more you know about Invisalign, the better because you can ensure that it’s the right treatment for you. To help you find the answers, he is happy to provide answers to commonly asked questions about Invisalign, which are:
Q: What is Invisalign?
A: Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that involves the use of clear, thermoplastic aligners to shift and move the teeth. These trays look similar to teeth-whitening trays, and they are shaped to your specific treatment. Each tray is shaped to encourage specific movements in the teeth. When you wear the aligner, the pressure and the shape of the aligner will guide the teeth where they need to go.
Q: What will life be like with Invisalign?
A: Because the Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, many will hardly notice that you are aligning your teeth. This means you can progress through your orthodontic journey without taking the beauty away from your smile and without experiencing irritations from traditional braces. The aligners are removable, so you will need to remove them when you eat, drink and clean your teeth and gums. You also need to clean and replace your aligners regularly.
Q: Is treatment painful?
A: The treatment will involve a little bit of soreness, but that is to be expected. The soreness means the teeth are moving! Other than the soreness, you should not experience any other discomfort.
If you have additional questions that weren’t included in this blog, or if you’re interested in aligning your smile with Invisalign in McKinney, Texas, please contact Jensen Orthodontic Arts at your earliest convenience. When you dial 214-842-8106, our orthodontic team will be more than happy to tell you all about Invisalign and see if this treatment is right for you.