FAQs about Invisalign Treatment
By Mark Makela D.D.S., PC
December 30, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: invisalign  

Is improving your smile on your list of New Year's resolutions? Invisalign treatment, offered by your Petoskey, MI, dentist, Dr. Mark Makela, can help you realign your smile discreetly.

How does Invisalign treatment work?

Invisalign is a wire-free orthodontic treatment option that is suitable for older teens and adults. During treatment, you'll wear a series of removable aligner trays, each designed to gradually improve the alignment of your teeth.

The first step of the treatment process involves creating a 3D image of your mouth using digital photographs, X-Ray screenings, and impressions. Thanks to the image, it's possible to plot every step of your orthodontic treatment.

Each tray will be worn for about two weeks before being swapped out for the next aligner. Although you won't need adjustments when you choose Invisalign, you will need to visit your Petoskey dentist periodically to check the progress of your treatment.

Will anybody be able to tell I'm straightening my teeth?

Invisalign aligner trays are clear to ensure that your smile, not your orthodontic treatment, is the only thing that people notice about you. The trays fit snugly over your teeth and are practically invisible when placed in the mouth.

Is Invisalign right for me?

Invisalign is an excellent option if your teeth are crooked or you have a spacing issue or a mild-to-moderate bite problem.

You're never too old for orthodontic treatment, so if you're an adult who has been thinking about improving your smile for years, Invisalign may be the ideal straightening method for you. Depending on your orthodontic issues, you may only need to wear your aligner trays for a year or less.

Will I have to avoid certain foods?

You can continue to eat your favorite foods when you opt for Invisalign treatment. You'll remove your trays before every meal and place them in their case. As soon as you're finished eating, you'll rinse the trays and put them back in your mouth. You'll also need to remove the trays when you drink beverages, as anything other than water may stain them.

Interested? Give us a call

Transform your smile with Invisalign! Call your Petoskey, MI, dentist, Dr. Mark Makela, at (231) 347-2511 today to schedule an appointment.