Invisalign is a popular option for both adults and teenagers, allowing you to straighten your teeth without drawing attention to your smile with bulky metal braces. Your friends, coworkers, and classmates won’t even realize that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment when you choose Invisalign. Below, we answer some of the most common questions our patients have about this innovative orthodontic treatment.
How much does Invisalign cost in Greenwich?
The cost of Invisalign in Greenwich is anywhere up to $8500, depending on the amount of orthodontic correction needed and the number of aligners required for your treatment, with most cases falling somewhere in the middle of this price range.
Which is better, braces or Invisalign?
During your consultation with Dr. Wong, he will assess your orthodontic needs and discuss the best treatment options for you. Each patient is unique, so the best solution for you might not necessarily be the best solution for someone else. In addition to your orthodontic case, it’s important to consider your lifestyle and preferences when making your decision.
How long does it take to straighten teeth with Invisalign?
One of the benefits of Invisalign is that its advanced ClinCheck system can provide you with a fairly accurate estimate of how long your Invisalign treatment will take. As you might expect, if you have only slight misalignments to correct, your treatment time will be shorter than if you have complex issues. Treatment can be completed in as little as three months or up to two years.
How painful is Invisalign?
It’s common to have some discomfort with Invisalign, but not pain. At the start of your treatment, your teeth will take some time to get used to the pressure from the aligners, which can cause mild headaches and tooth pain. Then, each time you switch to a new set of aligners, they’ll feel a bit tight for a day or so until you adjust to them. This is a good thing—it means your aligners are working!
What is the shortest Invisalign treatment?
Think of Invisalign as a marathon, not a sprint! Although very minor corrections can be accomplished in as little as three months, moving teeth too fast isn’t recommended. If you wear your aligners all day, only taking them out to eat, brush, and floss, it will help minimize your treatment time.
Can Invisalign ruin your teeth?
Invisalign doesn’t ruin your teeth; in fact, it makes them healthier. Straight teeth are easier to brush and floss, so they’re less prone to cavities. Correcting misaligned bites minimizes the chances of tooth damage and TMJ issues. The only risks involved with Invisalign is if you rush through your treatment against the advice of your doctor.
Can Invisalign be worn only at night?
Your aligners only work when you wear them, which means that if you wear your aligners for 12 hours a day instead of 24, you can expect your treatment time to be twice as long. Because Invisalign is discreet, there’s no reason to only wear your aligners at night!