Frequently asked questions of our patients at A2 Dental:
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT LAST?
The duration of treatment will depend fundamentally on the initial state of each patient’s teeth. This means that it depends on your “malocclusion” (type of bite) and the amount of teeth to be moved or rotated.
If it is a case of mild malocclusion, the treatment can last approximately 6 months.
If it is a complex case, it can last up to 24 months or more.
Each patient has a different bite, so you cannot give generic estimates regarding time. Ideally, if a patient is interested in Invisalign, they can have a first consultation with the Orthodontist, who will indicate the estimated time of treatment and resolve any questions. This first consultation with the Invisalign Specialist has no cost, nor any commitment at A2 Dental.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE SPECIAL CARE WITH WHAT I EAT?
In general, as opposed to with normal braces, you can eat as usual and there are no specific restrictions. This is because the aligners need to be removed when eating and therefore there is no reason to restrict food or drink.
CAN I SMOKE WITH THE ALIGNERS?
In the first place, it is important to highlight the harmful consequences of tobacco both for the oral tissues and in the body in general. In the case of smoking during the treatment, smoking whilst wearing the aligners is not recommended, since they can stain and obtain a bad taste.
DOES INVISALIGN HURT?
It is a painless treatment. Invisalign usually has a much shorter period of adaptation than with conventional brackets. Most people may notice some discomfort during the first days of treatment or when the aligners are switched out. This sensation should gradually disappear with the use of the aligner. The advantage of Invisalign is that, unlike conventional braces, there is no rubbing of the braces against the lip and therefore does not create traumatic ulcers.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE NOT WORN THE ALIGNERS ALL THE TIME I SHOULD HAVE?
It is very important to wear the aligners the 22 hours indicated, throughout the whole treatment. If for any reason, it has not been possible and you have worn them less time, you would be to speak with the specialist and will probably need to extend the use of some of the aligners to make sure that the correct movements are going to be carried out during the treatment.
HOW DO I CLEAN AND TAKE CARE OF MY INVISALIGN?
Both the Invisalign and teeth must be cleaned after each meal. The aligners are to be cleaned with a brush, water and soap. Additionally, cleaning crystals will be provided in the kit.
If you want to know more about Invisalign, click here.
If you want to know more about our specialist in Orthodontics, Dr. Morá, see his profile here.
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