FAQs about Invisalign® in Huntington Beach
Misaligned teeth can be noticeable and damaging to your self-esteem. They can also compromise your overall oral health, leading to jaw pain, tooth erosion, and an increased risk for decay. If you are considering your cosmetic dentistry options, you may be interested in Invisalign in Huntington Beach. But, like most patients, you likely have many questions about the treatment, wondering if it is actually effective and whether it is right for you.
When you visit Seacliff Dental, Dr. Jason Cellars or a member of his team will carefully evaluate your candidacy and make an honest recommendation. Fortunately, Invisalign is suitable for a wide range of patients, meaning you will likely be able to enjoy the subtlety of this treatment.
Contact Seacliff Dental today to learn more or to schedule your consultation.
How long does treatment take?
With all forms of orthodontia, treatment timelines vary from patient to patient. The duration will depend on the alignment of your teeth before you begin treatment. It will also hinge on your body’s unique response and how well you adhere to your dentist’s instructions.
If you only need a minor correction, you may complete Invisalign in as little as six months. For more severe misalignment, it may take several years. Nonetheless, most patients see some improvement after just six weeks.
How often do I need to wear my aligners?
One of the advantages of Invisalign is that you can remove your aligners. This means you can eat normally and clean your teeth more thoroughly. However, you will still need to wear your trays 20 to 22 hours a day.
Does Invisalign hurt?
Invisalign uses a sequence of trays. Each one has a slightly different shape to put a gentle but continuous pressure on your teeth. Every one to two weeks, you will begin wearing a new tray.
When you first switch to a new aligner, you may experience some mild soreness and sensitivity. Typically, this will resolve after a few days.
At the same time, Invisalign is more comfortable than standard braces. Plus, the metal brackets and wires used in traditional orthodontia can poke your lips, cheeks, and gums for increased irritation.
Does Invisalign really work?
It may seem too good to be true, but Invisalign really is effective! Over 13 million patients have opted for this treatment and achieved stunning results.
Moreover, the clear aligners are not only appropriate for cosmetic issues. They can also correct overall bite misalignment, including overbites and underbite, among other problems.
Are the results permanent?
After any type of orthodontia, teeth will naturally shift back to their original positions. That’s why Dr. Cellars will provide a retainer to be worn after you complete Invisalign. You may need to wear it continually, or you may only use it at night. If you follow your dentist’s instructions, you should enjoy a straighter smile for the rest of your life.
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Still have questions about Invisalign? Contact Dr. Cellars today!
Make an appointment online or call (714) 848-4247.