Frequently Asked Questions
What is teeth alignment?
Teeth alignment is the straightening and correction of misaligned or crooked teeth, which can be caused by gaps, crowding, overlapping teeth or tooth size discrepancy. Teeth alignment allows for healthier teeth and gums, easier cleaning, overall health benefits, as well as confidence from having a smile with straighter teeth.
What factors should I consider in choosing treatment?
Factors to consider in choosing the most appropriate treatment include:
Primary characteristics of the chosen treatment such as:
Effectiveness: How the chosen treatment will make your teeth look once treatment is over.
The doctor performing the treatment: Specifically, finding a doctor who is skilled and trained in your preferred treatment approach and whom you’re comfortable with.
The cost of the treatment: Including the total cost of the treatment, and also the potential cost of consultations and retention, and the personal cost of having a visible treatment in terms of confidence and lifestyle effects.
Other factors to consider include:
Duration of treatment and frequency of doctor visits, including that of the initial treatment and any retention.
Comfort of treatment, including whether the device can irritate your gums or the inside of your mouth.
Convenience, including whether the device can be removed to help you maintain your oral health during treatment.
Need for extractions.
Could Invisalign treatment be right me?
During your consultation, we will discuss your teeth-straightening goals with you and examine your smile in order to determine your specific needs. We may also talk to you about how quickly you could reach your new smile, as well as your individual treatment cost.
We will most likely recommend scheduling a dental check-up and cleaning before you begin Invisalign treatment, to make sure your teeth and gums are in top health and to avoid unnecessary risks.
How long will the treatment take?
The length of treatment depends on multiple factors, like how complex your case is and how often you wear your aligners. We will determine exactly how long your treatment could take based on your specific needs. On average, Invisalign treatment time is 12 to 18 months2, though you can start seeing results in a matter of weeks.