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Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

How long is the Invisalign treatment?

On average, Invisalign treatment time takes 12 to 18 months, though you can start seeing results in a matter of weeks.

Is my child too young for the treatment?

You need to wait until all of your child's permanent teeth have grown first. This will usually occur around twelve to thirteen years old, give or take a few years.

Do you have to wear it while you sleep?

While Invisalign aligners may be removed for brushing, flossing, eating, and drinking, they must be worn between 20 and 22 hours a day. This way, the teeth can be moved into their proper positions. ... If you only wear your Invisalign at night, you are not going to allow the aligners to do their job.

Can you play sport with it in?

If you play a sport such as golf that does not require a mouth guard, you can keep your aligners in your mouth.

Is it comfortable?

Invisalign is virtually invisible, meaning Invisalign wearers can smile more confidently in social situations than they might wearing braces! Invisalign also feels more comfortable than traditional braces. Braces tend to irritate and chafe the inside of your mouth.

Is it painful?

Invisalign does hurt. In general, it is less painful than traditional metal braces, and like any type of orthodontic treatment, the pain fades after the teeth adjust to wearing the aligners and to having new aligners swapped in and out.

How often do I need a new device?

The Invisalign brand recommends that its users change their aligners every two weeks. During those two weeks, you should wear your aligners for approximately 20 hours per day.

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