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Common Questions About Invisalign

Common Questions About Invisalign
Posted on 12/05/2017
At Lakewood Dental Arts, we're proud to help patients throughout the community of Lakewood, CA achieve beautiful smiles through quality orthodontic and dental treatment. We are a full-service dental and orthodontic practice offering services ranging from general and cosmetic dental treatments to orthodontics, and one of our most popular treatments is Invisalign. If you're considering Invisalign, you probably have a number of questions about the process – so here are answers to some of the most common ones.

How Expensive Is Invisalign?

The truth is, the cost of your Invisalign treatment will vary greatly depending on the extent of treatment you need. Some patients may only need Invisalign for six months to correct some minor alignment issues, while others will need a much more extensive treatment plan that lasts two to three years. The cost of Invisalign also depends on your insurance – many patients have orthodontic coverage and don't even realize it. We can discuss the cost breakdown further and help you get a better picture of the estimated cost at your initial consultation.

How Often Do I Have to Wear It?

You'll wear your aligners 20-22 hours a day, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. You'll wear each set of aligners for two weeks before switching to the next, and most patients undergo treatment for 6-18 months. 

Is Invisalign Permanent?

Yes! Provided you're diligent about wearing your aligners and your retainer after treatment, the new smile you achieve with Invisalign will last you a lifetime.

Does It Hurt?

It's common for patients to experience some minor discomfort at the start of treatment and when they switch to a new set of aligners, but generally speaking, Invisalign does not "hurt." It's more a feeling of pressure and occasional soreness, and it usually fades within a few days.

Do I Have to Avoid Certain Foods?

Not at all. With Invisalign, you remove your aligners to eat, so you can still enjoy all your favorite foods!

Schedule a Consultation with Your Lakewood, CA Orthodontist

Invisalign is a convenient, effective way to achieve a new smile without the metalwork of braces – and if you're considering reinvigorating your own life with a new smile, we'd love to help! Call us today at 562-866-1735 or schedule a consultation online to get started with Invisalign. We look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful new smile that lasts a lifetime!