Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Iâ€™d like to have straighter teeth, but Iâ€™m too embarrassed to wear braces. Is there a good choice for me?
Answer: Yes! With InvisalignÂ® aligner trays, you can enjoy all the benefits of straighter teeth without having to go through the embarrassment of wearing metal braces.
Question: How does InvisalignÂ® work?
Answer: Your dentist will fit you with a custom-made aligner tray, which youâ€™ll need to wear at least 22 hours each day.
Question: Can I remove the aligner tray myself?
Answer: Yes. Youâ€™ll be able to remove your tray to eat, brush and floss.
Question: How long does it take for InvisalignÂ® to straighten my teeth?
Answer: Although the exact time may vary depending on the patient, it usually takes about 12 months for most adults.
Why Choose Live Oak Family Dental Care for InvisalignÂ®?
- Because youâ€™ll be able to remove your aligner trays while you eat, there are no restrictions on types of foods you can enjoy, which is not the case with metal braces.
- Itâ€™s much easier to maintain your normal brushing and flossing routine since youâ€™ll be able to remove your aligner trays to perform your daily oral hygiene regimen.
- Most patients report that the aligner trays are more comfortable than traditional metal braces.
What to Know about InvisalignÂ®
Itâ€™s obvious why so many patients are preferring to wear aligner trays to straighten their teeth. Not only does this technology work, but itâ€™s also less embarrassing and you can remove your trays whenever necessary â€“ as long as you be sure to wear them at least 22 hours each day.
Still, InvisalignÂ® may not be the right choice for everyone. Young teenagers engaged in rough and tumble sports activities might end up damaging the aligners, for example. Younger patients might also be tempted to remove the trays more often and not always wear them for the recommended number of hours each day. Talk to your dentist to determine whether InvisalignÂ® is the right choice for you or your family member.
Contact Live Oak Family Dental Care for InvisalignÂ®
For more information about InvisalignÂ® technology, or to schedule an appointment with our office, contact us today. We offer two convenient locations for our patients: one in Leander, TX, and another in West Lake Hills, TX.