Thinking About Invisalign? Invisalign FAQ

Thinking About Invisalign in Ann Arbor? Invisalign FAQ
Posted on 03/02/2020
We all want that perfect smile, but unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way! For a long time, unsightly “headgear” was the best way to align teeth. Then came metal braces, which are still very common. But the next step in beautifying smiles is Invisalign! Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Invisalign:

What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a technology that straightens teeth without anyone seeing! Invisalign uses transparent aligners made from FDA-approved, patented thermoplastic. If that sounds hi-tech, it’s because it is! Each set of aligners is custom-made from a digital map of the patient’s mouth, ensuring a unique fit for each patient.

In a lot of ways, Invisalign is the next step for braces! They work in a very similar way and are made to bring your teeth into alignment that doesn’t just look better but works better too. You change your Invisalign aligners out every seven days, meaning a gradual, pain-free adjustment to a more beautiful smile!

What Is the Best Way to Care for Invisalign?
Caring for your Invisalign is pretty straightforward. Most importantly, you want to prevent the buildup of odor and bacteria. This means taking care of them much like you take care of your own teeth.

Keep them clean! You can use Invisalign cleaning crystals, or a denture cleaner. Brush them just like you would your own teeth with a separate toothbrush before putting them back in.

As a rule, whenever you clean your teeth, clean your Invisalign too. Once in the morning and once in the evening is enough. And remember to floss your teeth before putting your Invisalign back in!

Where Can I Get Invisalign in Ann Arbor?
At Stieper & Brust, of course! In fact, we’re in the top 1 percent of Invisalign providers nation-wide! With locations in Ann Arbor, Dexter, Saline, Chelsea, and Taylor, we’re one of the top providers of Invisalign in Michigan! Give us a call at any of our offices for a free consultation!

Do I Have to Change My Diet?
Nope! Because Invisalign is so easily removed, it’s designed to be taken out when you eat. This means you don’t have to limit yourself to certain foods or change what you eat.

However, you may want to avoid certain foods that stick in the teeth. And remember to clean your teeth before putting Invisalign back in!

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
Like a lot of things, the answer is… it depends. Everyone is different, and their Invisalign treatment will have different lengths. The average cost of Invisalign really depends on the scope of treatment, your orthodontic coverage, and any co-insurance fees for your plan. The best way to find out what Invisalign will cost you is to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors to go over your specific needs.

Contact Us Today To Learn More!
To learn more about Invisalign®, contact your orthodontic experts at Stieper & Brust Orthodontics. Give us a call today at any of our five locations in Ann Arbor, Dexter, Chelsea, Saline, or Taylor and let us get your treatment started. We look forward to hearing from you soon!