Invisalign is one of the most well established invisible systems

for straightening of the teeth in a discreet manner.

 

Invisalign utilizes clear, plastic "aligners" to move the teeth.

 

For patients who can not stand the thought of wearing metal braces or those patients who have a difficult time maintaining oral hygiene

then Invisalign might be a better option.

 

Invisalign can treat teeth problems such as

crowding, spacing, overbites, under bites and cross bites.

 

At your complementary consultation please discuss your lifestyle and expectations of your orthodontic treatment with Dr Medi Motakef and he will determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign.

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How often must I wear my aligners?

You must wear your aligners for up to 22 hours daily. You may remove them for eating, drinking and regular oral hygiene.

Are there any restrictions to what I can eat while in treatment?

No. Unlike braces, you may eat whatever you like as long as you remove the aligners before eating. Prior to placing the aligners back on, it is important to brush your teeth and the aligners after you eat.

Will wearing the aligners affect my speech?

Like any orthodontic treatment, there is a short adjustment period. The more you speak with the aligners on, the quicker you will adjust.

Is there any discomfort with Invisalign® treatment?

There will be some pressure and minor discomfort for a day or two after each initial insertion. This is a sign that your teeth are moving sequentially into their final position.

Can I chew gum?

It is recommended that you remove your aligners prior to chewing gum as the gum will stick to the aligners. However keep in mind that you must wear your aligners up to 22 hours daily.

Can I smoke with the aligners in?

We discourage smoking with aligners as the cigarette smoke will tend to discolor them.

How do I keep my aligners clean?

Brushing them with toothpaste will keep them fresh and clean.

How often do I see an orthodontist while wearing Invisalign®?

Regular office visits are every five to six weeks. This will ensure that your Invisalign treatment is progressing as planned.

What happens after my treatment is complete? Do I need retainers?

All orthodontic patients are instructed to wear their retainers at night indefinitely. Sleeping with your retainers in at night will ensure a healthy bite and maintain the new position of your teeth.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

Treatment time varies depending on the severity of the misaligned teeth. As with all orthodontic treatments, patient compliance can affect treatment time dramatically.  With invisalign treatment can be as short as six to 12 months.  However if patients don’t wear the aligners as recommended by the orthodontist or loose the aligners, treatment time can get prolonged.

Does Invisalign work for kids?

Yes, if their teeth, including second molars, have grown in completely, and your child does not have severe orthodontic problem, Teen invisalign is an option for your child.  Teen invisalign has aligners which help the orthodontist track how long your child has worn the aligners during the day.

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