5 Things to Know About Invisalign

Millions of people have achieved the straight teeth of their dreams thanks to Invisalign technology. Old-fashioned braces did the job just fine, but many people are uncomfortable with traditional braces because they’re so obvious. Adults working in professional fields, for instance, need to cultivate a polished, understated appearance and may, therefore, prefer Invisalign over other options. However, there are considerations to keep in mind before coming to a final decision concerning whether Invisalign is the best choice for you. Following are five things you should know about Invisalign.

You Can Remove Them During Meal Times

One of the main issues with traditional braces is that they must remain in place throughout the treatment. With Invisalign, however, you can remove them during mealtimes so that they won’t interfere with your enjoyment of eating and drinking.

You Shouldn’t Smoke While Using Invisalign

One of the primary reasons for choosing Invisalign over traditional braces is that they’re far less noticeable. However, if you’re a smoker, the smoke will invariably cause discoloration that will make the presence of the aligners visible.

Only Drink Water While Wearing Your Aligners

Coffee, tea, soft drinks, red wine, juice, and a variety of other beverages have the potential to create unsightly stains on your Invisalign aligners. While you’re wearing them, it’s best only to drink water to avoid staining them. If morning coffee is an essential part of your daily routine, remove the aligners before drinking it and brush your teeth thoroughly after you’re finished.

Treatment Time is Usually Shorter

Invisalign treatments generally take about one year from start to finish. Most patients also enjoy less frequent visits to the office.

Invisalign Isn’t for Everyone

Not all patients are good candidates for Invisalign. Traditional braces may be a better choice for those with severely crooked teeth or gaps between individual teeth.

Please feel free to call us at your convenience to schedule an Invisalign consultation so that we can help you determine whether this path to a gorgeous smile is the right option for your circumstances.

10 replies
  1. Oliver Ray
    Oliver Ray says:

    I am so glad you mentioned how you can remove Invisalign braces during meals. My brother has always talked about how he hated how he couldn’t eat certain things because of his braces. My daughter is now considering getting braces, but now that I know about Invisalign we might have to consider this as a better option for her because she has been worried about not being able to eat certain items that she loves to eat.

  2. Daphne Gilpin
    Daphne Gilpin says:

    Thanks for explaining that Invisalign braces only take about a year, and they also require less frequent office visits than traditional braces. I never had my teeth fixed as kid and am pretty self conscious of my smile because of that, but lately I’ve been feeling motivated to take charge by getting braces. I’m glad I read your article because knowing how easy Invisalign is makes me feel excited to start this journey of having my teeth fixed!

  3. Daphne Gilpin
    Daphne Gilpin says:

    Thanks for explaining that we should only drink water with our aligners in. I’ve been looking at before and after pictures and want to get Invisalign soon. Your article helped me feel prepared to use Invisalign effectively!

  4. Thomas Jameson
    Thomas Jameson says:

    It’s good to know that Invisalign can be removed when eating or drinking to avoid any discomfort. My daughter needs to get her teeth aligned, but she doesn’t’ want to pick food out of metal braces all the time. I’ll pass this information along to her so that she can ask her doctor about her options for Invisalign.

  5. Dr. Rusznak, Ashburn Orthodontics
    Dr. Rusznak, Ashburn Orthodontics says:

    with the use of orthodontics dentistry both young and adults can acquire good dental health and also a confident and beautiful smile. In case the teeth are overcrowded then it creates problem in brushing and flossing of the teeth. This in turn results in a breeding ground for cavity which results in bacteria and plaque. Orthodontics dentistry makes extensive use of braces to reshape and reposition the jaw line.

  6. Angela Waterford
    Angela Waterford says:

    My cousin wants to have straight teeth without looking weird. I think she should visit a dentist for a consultation regarding Invisalign since she wants a removable option that will correct her teeth. Thanks for adding that she’ll enjoy less frequent trips to the office with it, so I might convince her to get one.

  7. Randy Chorvack
    Randy Chorvack says:

    Thanks for the tip about how smoking will cause discoloration in your aligners. I have an uncle who smokes a lot and he’s recently been thinking about getting Invisalign for his teeth. I’ll have to warn him about the effect smoking has on the aligners.

  8. Eileen Benson
    Eileen Benson says:

    It’s great to hear that Invisalign braces can be removed while we eat, so they won’t limit or interfere with our diet and enjoyment of food. I’ve been wanting to take better care of myself to improve my confidence, including finally having my teeth straightened. Thanks for discussing some of the benefits of Invisalign and helping me see why it’d be a good option for me!

  9. monika
    monika says:

    Thank you for sharing such a nice and informative blog and your knowledge with us. Invisalign clear aligners can make daily oral hygiene easier when straightening your teeth. This results in a risk of possible problems. Plus, correctly aligned teeth can also alleviate issues caused by an improper bite, speech, or chewing difficulties, jaw problems, and increased wear on the tooth enamel.

  10. Tammie Houston
    Tammie Houston says:

    It was interesting to read that I can get a lot of benefits from this Invisalign treatment and I can have my dream straight teeth within one year. I’m glad that I can lessen my smoking habit since this is not advisable for people who are smoking because it can cause discoloration. Thanks for your reminder that drinking beverages except for water can cause stains so I must be mindful always. I’m so excited to visit my dentist and have Invisalign aligners installed and get my teeth to straighten up. Cheers!

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