Are you tired of feeling that pit in your stomach whenever you meet someone new? What do they think when you don’t smile? Did they notice your teeth when you talked? When you live with crooked teeth, it’s always on your mind, and it has an affect on your confidence. You’ve thought about straightening your teeth, but perhaps you have questions. Dr. George T. Philip, your Invisalign provider in Sunnyvale, has answers to your Invisalign FAQs.
How Does Invisalign Straighten My Teeth?
Instead of metal braces, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to apply gentle pressure and gradually move your teeth. Aligners fit snug so they don’t interfere with talking or your normal daily activities. They should be worn at least 22 hours per day and changed every two weeks to achieve optimum results.
What are the Benefits of Choosing Invisalign?
Because aligners are removable, you won’t encounter any restrictions to your diet or changes to your home care routine, as there would be with braces. Invisalign is efficient, and for patients who are compliant about wearing their aligners, it may require fewer treatment visits to your dentist, which is ideal for a busy schedule.
How Do I Take Care of My Aligners?
Aligners should be brushed and rinsed thoroughly every night to keep them fresh and clean. We recommend avoiding smoking during treatment as it can discolor your aligners. Drinking alcohol or sugary beverages should also be limited during your treatment, as sugar may become trapped in your aligner and sit on your teeth.
Will My Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign Treatment?
Every dental insurance plan is unique, however if you’re plan provides orthodontic benefits, it’s likely to include Invisalign treatments as well. Dr. Philip’s friendly insurance coordinator would be happy to review your benefits with you.
How Can I Get Started With Invisalign?
Dr. Philip can determine if Invisalign is right for your needs with a thorough examination, x-rays, and photos of your teeth. While it works well for most patients, Invisalign can’t correct severe bite issues. If Invisalign is in your future, Dr. Philip will create your treatment plan using 3D imaging that allows us to show you what your smile will look like when it’s completed.
Contact Dr. Philip
Want to learn more about Invisalign? A straighter smile is just a phone call away! Contact Dr. Philip today to schedule your consultation.