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Will Invisalign fit my lifestyle?

  • Time for a snack? No problem. Take out your aligners to eat or drink whenever you want.

  • You can remove your Invisalign aligners, so you can brush and floss regularly, and keep your teeth and gums healthy.

  • You can occasionally remove your Invisalign aligners and enjoy a special night out.

  • There's no need to change a thing. Continue your day-to-day activities while still straightening your teeth.

  • Be yourself with Invisalign aligners. Since they are clear, you don't have to hide your smile while going through treatment.

  • With Invisalign treatment, it's easy to make your smile picture perfect for that special occasion.

  • Invisalign appointments work with your schedule. Most visits are in and out, with a quick progress check once every six weeks.

My name is Dr. Penny Laowansiri and I am the Founder/Orthodontist of Cade Orthodontics. Here I will be talking about the dos and dont’s of Invisalign treatment and answering some of the most common questions that my office staff and I are frequently asked.

Remember, when considering Invisalign or any other clear aligners, it is important to understand that the aligners alone will not fix your teeth. Invisalign is just a tool in the hands of an experienced doctor. Only experienced doctors can successfully treat cases with Invisalign. Your doctor, and not Invisalign, is responsible for any good or bad outcomes and your satisfaction. That applies only to those cases where the patient complies with the doctor’s instructions. The treatment success depends not just on a doctor, but on the patient’s compliance as well.

Orthodontists have an advanced education when compared to regular dentists. That is why it is better to choose a doctor who specializes in orthodontics only.

Always discuss the retention protocol after the treatment. Remember, it is not about making your teeth straight, it is about keeping them straight for a long time. You do not want to waste your hard-earned money and have crowded and misaligned teeth only a few months after treatment is completed.

Make sure retainer prices are included in the total treatment cost to avoid any surprises. In addition, make sure refinement prices are included in the total. If you do need some braces during the treatment, which sometimes are necessary with Invisalign for the best results, make sure you do not have to pay extra.

If you need a second opinion, please come and bring any records you have to discuss your concerns and questions. Or you can get a virtual consultation to obtain a second opinion without leaving your home. If you were ever told by your general dentist or another orthodontist that you are not a good candidate for treatment with clear aligners, visit our CADE Orthodontics to gain more knowledge and peace of mind about your treatment options. You have nothing to lose by getting a consultation, but you could potentially gain the confident smile you’ve always wanted!

Most of our patients’ questions are answered in the comprehensive Invisalign FAQ section or you can read some of our commonly asked questions below. You can also read testimonials from our current and past patients about their feelings on the treatment. Have a question that has not been answered? Give us a call or fill out the form on this page. To begin your Invisalign journey, give CADE Orthodontics a call for a complimentary evaluation and advice.

What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners are clear, making Invisalign a seamless fit with your lifestyle and day-to-day interactions with others. Invisalign aligners are also removable. Unlike braces, you have the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment simply by removing the aligners when you eat. You can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would for fresh breath and good oral hygiene. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign treatment does not use metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation to your mouth. In addition, you'll spend less time in the doctor's chair and scheduling appointments, and more time out doing the things you love. Lastly, Invisalign’s technology allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start your treatment, so that you can preview how your straight teeth will look once your treatment is complete.

How many patients are in Invisalign treatment?

More than 5,000,000 patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign. The number of Invisalign smiles grows daily. At your next appointment, we can help answer any questions you might have, and get you started on the smile you've always wanted.

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