Your Questions Answered
If you’re getting Invisalign, you may have some questions about your treatment. Dr. Assi has answered some of the most common questions she hears for your benefit.
Does Invisalign hurt?
Some pain and discomfort are to be expected — after all, your teeth are being moved around in your mouth. But not to worry, this is most noticeable when you begin treatment and eventually subsides as you get used to wearing aligners.
Is Invisalign covered by insurance?
Some dental insurance plans cover part of the cost of Invisalign. To find out if yours does, contact your insurance provider to ask about the details of your coverage.
How do you clean and maintain your Invisalign trays?
Cleaning your trays is simple and requires only a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste. You can brush your trays just like you would your teeth, making sure to clean both the inside and outside.
Can I remove my braces and get Invisalign?
It’s not always possible to switch to Invisalign mid-treatment, but in some cases it can be done. To find out, schedule a consultation with Dr. Assi and she can address your concerns.
Is Invisalign removable?
Yes, Invisalign is completely removable. However, we recommend wearing your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day to ensure your treatment stays on track. Your aligners need to stay in your mouth unless you’re eating or for cleaning.
How long does the Invisalign treatment take?
Individual cases vary depending on how much your teeth need to be moved and how quickly your teeth move, but the average amount of time patients wear Invisalign is for 12 months.
What can’t I drink and eat while wearing Invisalign?
Can you drink alcohol while wearing Invisalign?
Yes, you can drink alcohol as long as you remove your aligners prior to drinking. Also make sure to clean off your teeth before putting your aligners back in, as alcohol can be sticky.
Can you drink coffee while wearing Invisalign?
Yes, you can drink coffee and anything else you want as long as your aligners aren’t in your mouth when you drink it. Many drinks can cause your clear aligners to become stained, so be sure to brush your teeth before you put them back in.
Contact Us for Invisalign Treatment
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