Patients of Kulkarni & Fitz Orthodontics in Dayton, OH have many treatment options available. Naturally, this means they have a lot of questions for us about these options. To ensure you have all of the facts, we offer up these Invisalign FAQs as this treatment enjoys a great deal of attention and interest from patients of all ages.
How long does Invisalign take?
This is one of the most common questions, and yet there is no single answer. Just like with braces and clear braces, Invisalign treatment varies according to your specific needs and conditions. The patient with mild gaps may wear the aligners for six months and be finished, or they could need a year or more.
How long do I have to wear the Invisalign orthodontics trays each day?
One of the top Invisalign FAQs, this question is very simple to answer: You wear them all of the time, except when eating or cleaning the teeth and gums. They should not be off the teeth more than two hours each day.
How much does Invisalign cost?
As your orthodontist in Dayton, OH, we will tell you that the cost varies. This is because your treatment requires the use of custom Invisalign trays that are computer designed. Some people require only one set, but others require several. This is how costs vary, and we cannot know the basic price until we do an assessment in our office.
Can I get Invisalign online or through someone else?
This is a surprisingly common question in Invisalign FAQs. Though you can get professional Invisalign elsewhere, it requires a skilled orthodontist to help you with the entire process, and take the initial measurements. There is no other way to get this system than through skilled professionals.
Do I need a retainer like a friend with clear braces had to wear?
Again, this is another of the common Invisalign FAQs, and the answer is “yes”. Most patients who successfully realign or straighten the teeth need to hold them in place through the use of a professionally made retainer.
Contact Our Dayton, Oh Orthodontist for Invisalign
We hope this answered your questions, but if you have additional questions in addition to these Invisalign FAQs, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Dayton, OH office at 937-748-0505. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.To learn more about Invisalign, read our Invisalign overview, and learn if you are a candidate for Invisalign.