FAQ for Invisalign at V Smile Family Dental

V Smile Family Dental in Frisco, TX, offers many orthodontics treatment options, such as Invisalign, for your dental problems. We provide excellent dental restorative procedures in a comfortable and wonderful environment for you and your family.
We value trust at our office, so we strive to answer all your questions to build strong, long-term relationships.
On this Invisalign FAQ page, we’ll answer the most common questions we receive about your orthodontics issues. If you have any other questions, please call us to learn more.

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What is Invisalign?

Invisalign clear aligners in orthodontics adjust teeth alignment to give you a beautiful and charismatic new smile. These removable aligners are custom-made, virtually invisible, and provide a smart alternative to traditional metal braces.
Invisalign treatment plan effectively treats various orthodontics issues, such as crooked teeth, gaps, overbites, and underbites.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign uses a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligner trays to shift your teeth into the desired position gradually. You wear each set of aligners for about 1-2 weeks before moving on to the next set in the series.

Can I Chew Gum With Invisalign?

It’s best to take out your Invisalign aligners when eating or drinking anything except water, including chewing gum.

Can I Eat With Invisalign?

We recommend removing your Invisalign aligners before eating, but many people leave them in. You can drink water with your aligners in, but for anything else, we recommend taking the aligners out. You should brush and floss before wearing them back.

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

The duration of treatment varies depending on the complexity of your unique case. On average, Invisalign treatment lasts between 6-18 months. However, some patients might see their desired results in as little as six months!

How Long Do I Wear?

You should wear Invisalign for 20 to 22 hours daily for optimal results. It would be best if you only took them out for eating, drinking, and brushing your teeth.

Can I Sleep With Invisalign?

Yes, you should wear your Invisalign aligners even while you sleep. Remember, you must wear them 20–22 hours daily for optimal results.

Is It Okay To Leave Invisalign Out For a Day?

Leaving your aligners out for a day could disrupt the progress of your treatment. If you forget to wear your aligners for a few hours, put them back on as soon as possible. Wear them longer to make up for the time you missed.

How Long Do I Have To Wear An Invisalign Retainer?

After completing your Invisalign treatment, you’ll probably need to wear a retainer to maintain your new tooth alignment. At first, you’ll wear the retainer full-time, then transition to wearing it only at night. The time required will depend on your unique dental conditions. However, in most cases, people need to wear retainers to prevent their teeth from shifting back.

Is Invisalign Cheaper Than Braces?

The cost of Invisalign treatment is usually less than comparable to traditional braces. The cost will depend on specific factors, like your unique dental needs and the materials used.

Is Invisalign Better Than Braces?

Invisalign and braces have benefits; traditional braces may treat some cases more effectively, while Invisalign might benefit others more. Invisalign offers more comfort and convenience, whereas braces may be more effective for more complex orthodontic issues.

Is Invisalign More Painful Than Braces?

While everyone’s pain tolerance differs, most patients report that Invisalign is less painful than braces. When you start using new aligners, you may feel uncomfortable as they straighten your teeth. However, this discomfort is usually not as bad or lasts as long as the discomfort from braces.

Are Braces Faster Than Invisalign?

The treatment time with braces and Invisalign can vary significantly based on your specific orthodontic needs. Invisalign is the better-preferred option for providing better aesthetics and the best outcomes.

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Does Invisalign hurt?

Although new aligners may initially cause slight discomfort or pressure, most people do not consider them painful. This feeling is normal and is a sign that the aligners are working, moving your teeth to their final positions. They certainly do not hurt as much as traditional wire braces!

Is Invisalign worth it?

Most patients tell us they have new confidence and charisma and are so happy they had Invialign! Sometimes, we get thank you cards years later from patients who tell us we have changed their lives!

Who is not a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign may not work well for severe crowding or if you have bridgework, certain bite problems, or issues with back teeth. It’s best to consult with your dentist to see if Invisalign is right for you.

What are the disadvantages of Invisalign?

Invisalign has some drawbacks, including consistently wearing aligners and removing them before eating or drinking hot beverages. There may also be temporary mild speech changes. You’ll need to clean your aligners to prevent them from getting stained. Additionally, Invisalign may not be suitable for complex orthodontic cases.

Will wearing Invisalign Clear Aligners affect my speech?

Most people can speak normally with Invisalign Clear Aligners treatment. Some people might notice a slight lisp when they first wear their Invisalign aligners. Once you become accustomed to wearing the aligners, you typically no longer experience this after a few days.

What is the cost of Invisalign?

Invisalign can cost different amounts based on the case and other factors but usually starts at $65-$130 a month. Come in for a free consultation at our dental clinic; we can give you an exact cost estimate for your amazing new smile!

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