Invisalign FAQ

What Can Invisalign Fix?

We often recommend Invisalign to help patients with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns such as:

  • Crooked teeth

  • Overbite

  • Underbite

  • Crossbite

  • Gaps between teeth

The best way to know if you are a qualified patient for Invisalign is to schedule an appointment with Performance Dental Center. During your consultation, we will evaluate the health of your dental structures to ensure that Invisalign will be an effective solution for your needs.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Patients enjoy many benefits when they choose Invisalign over traditional braces. One of the main benefits of Invisalign is the removability of the aligners. With traditional braces, the metal hardware is firmly secured to your dental structures for the duration of your treatment. However, with Invisalign, patients are encouraged to remove the aligners whenever they eat, drink, or brush their teeth. This means that Invisalign patients do not have to adhere to any dietary restrictions with Invisalign. This also means that Invisalign patients can maintain their best at-home oral hygiene routines without having to learn how to navigate around metal braces. As long as you wear your Invisalign aligners on average 20 to 22 hours a day, your treatment will progress as planned.

Another benefit to Invisalign is that it does not damage tooth enamel or gum tissue because it is a gentle treatment. The aligners are designed custom to your smile to ensure that you are comfortable while undergoing treatment. Invisalign aligners reposition teeth without abrasive, pinching metal.

Lastly, a major benefit to Invisalign is that it involves less time in the dental chair. Many patients find that their after-work or after-school hours are very limited. With traditional braces, patients need to come in every few weeks to have the metal wires tightened in order for their treatment to progress. With Invisalign, patients are given all of their aligners upfront and instructed on when to switch to a new aligner. While some check-up appointments may be necessary to ensure your treatment is progressing as planned, this will be far less time spent in the dental chair compared to traditional braces.