Questions and Answers About Invisalign® Treatment

The benefits of Invisalign over metal braces are as clear as the aligners used to comfortably and subtly straighten your teeth into the confident smile you desire: there are no irritating brackets or wires; the aligners are removable; you can eat and drink what you want; maintaining good oral hygiene is easy; no tightenings are necessary; and fewer follow-up visits are required.

But you may still have questions about Invisalign and the treatment process itself.

What’s the first step to correcting a bite condition with Invisalign?

The initial step prior to committing to Invisalign is a consultation with a qualified dental professional like Dr. Rod Strober. As an Invisalign Premier Provider, Dr. Strober has helped correct more than 250 individual bite conditions without the use of metal braces. Dr. Strober will conduct a thorough bite examination and tell you if Invisalign will be effective for you.

How are Invisalign aligners made?

If Dr. Strober determines that Invisalign is the best treatment option for your condition, he will create three-dimensional images of your teeth and work with the Invisalign lab to create your unique treatment plan and series of custom-fit aligners.

How does Invisalign move my teeth?

Invisalign’s progressive series of clear, plastic aligners are custom-made for your teeth and specific condition. The aligners shift your teeth from their current position through the dispersal of controlled force, and a new set of aligners is inserted approximately every two weeks. Each set of aligners is designed to move certain teeth as outlined in your individual treatment plan.

How long will Invisalign treatment take?

The average Invisalign treatment for adults requires 12 months of daily wear of 20 to 22 hours per day, although the actual length of your treatment depends on a number of factors, including your age and the nature of your specific condition.

What happens after treatment with Invisalign aligners?

Every case is different, and whether you require a post-treatment positioner or retainer depends on the outcome of your completed treatment plan.

If you live in the San Diego, La Jolla or Coronado, California, areas and have additional questions about Invisalign, please contact Strober Dental.