Many patients have questions about Invisalign® in Hays, Kansas. Our dentist offers this page of frequently asked questions about Invisalign to provide you with more information. To learn more, and to make your appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Lowe, call Lifetime Dental Care today at (785) 498-7130.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that works to straighten your teeth using a series of removable plastic appliances called aligners. These aligners are clear and are custom designed to ensure a comfortable fit.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of your Invisalign treatment will depend on the type of treatment you need, how extensive the issues you need to correct are, and how long your treatment will last. Our dentist will provide an estimate of your treatment cost after your initial evaluation.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign relies on 3D computer imaging technology to complete your treatment plan. Each set of aligners is designed to make gradual changes to your teeth as you switch them out every 2 weeks. Your aligners are removable, and you should take them out to eat, and to brush and floss your teeth. Be sure to follow all instructions from our dentist on the care and use of your aligners.
What do aligners look like?
Your aligners will look similar to clear teeth whitening trays, but are computer generated specifically for your teeth.
Is Invisalign FDA approved?
Yes. Invisalign has FDA clearance, and meets all medical device requirements.
Can I chew gum while wearing aligners?
No. Gum will stick to your aligners, and may cause damage. Remove your aligners for all meals and snacks.
Do I need to clean my aligners?
Yes. While you will switch to a new set of aligners every couple of weeks, you should still clean your aligners regularly. Your aligners are made of clear plastic, and if they are not cleaned regularly they can cause your teeth to appear dirty, yellowed, or grey in color.