5 Questions to Ask Your Dentist About Invisalign

Invisalign is the virtually invisible solution to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you always wanted. As
Invisalign grows in popularity, so do the number of questions we receive from interested patients which is why we’ve
put together a short list of important answers to help you make a decision on Invisalign.

1. What issues can Invisalign correct?

Well, Invisalign is a product that can help you correct a lot of things. Thankfully, Heron Park Dental can offer this
service to you for an affordable price. That’s a good start, isn’t it? But what does it help you correct? Why would you
need Invisalign?
It corrects many common dental issues. Firstly, it can correct many of the same issues as traditional braces, including
gapped teeth, overbites, underbites, open bites, overly crowded teeth and crossbites. Check out some of the results
patients have seen after using Invisalign.

2. How long does the treatment last and how fast can I get rid of it?

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could wear Invisalign for a week, take it off and have the perfect smile? Yeah we
wish! Maybe one day… But for now, the treatment time varies, depending on what you are correcting. The length of
treatment depends on the severity of your case and can only be determined by our professionals; however, the
average case takes about 12 months for adults. The length of time necessary for a teen patient may vary and can be
determined after we conduct some initial tests.

3. How will this change my everyday life?

Good news here. Invisalign has one of the greatest advantages in this category. Braces can be tough on both kids and
adults, when you have to wear them 24/7. The great thing about Invisalign is that you can pop it out and put it back in
if you want to take a picture or attend an event. The flexibility Invisalign gives you are priceless. The aligners are
smooth and comfortable to wear, and best of all, they’re so easy to remove! That means you can continue doing all
the things you normally would, from brushing and flossing, to eating whatever you like.
Of course, even when you’re wearing them, most people won’t even know you’re going through treatment, because
they are virtually invisible!

4. What if my teeth are only a little crooked? Do I really need Invisalign?

You may be surprised to know that the benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a confident smile.
Straightening your teeth can actually significantly affect your overall dental health. Fortunately, with Invisalign,
having a confident smile and reducing your risk for tooth decay and gum disease go hand in hand.

5. What Happens After Treatment Is Completed?

Most professionals will recommend that anyone who has completed orthodontic treatment, whether braces or
Invisalign treatment, use a retainer to prevent teeth from gradually shifting back towards their initial position.
Because every case is different, please speak to us to confirm if you need post-treatment retainers, and if they are
needed for both upper and lower teeth.