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5 Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist About Invisalign
Posted on 02/22/2017

5 Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist About Invisalign

iStock-513293721At Niagara Orthodontics, we’re proud providers of one of today’s most popular orthodontic treatments: Invisalign. It's little wonder why it's become a sought-after treatment: Invisalign doesn't use brackets and wires like traditional braces. It consists of a series of clear aligners that are virtually invisible when worn, and they're easy to pop in and out for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing – so no one has to know you're straightening your teeth! You can still eat your favorite foods, and maintaining oral hygiene is as easy as ever.

If you're considering Invisalign for your orthodontic treatment or just want to learn more, here are 5 great questions to ask Dr. Pershad at your next appointment. 

Q: My Teeth Are Straight! Why Do I Even Need Treatment? 

While your teeth may look straight to you, the truth is, orthodontic conditions are about more than just looks. In many cases, teeth may appear straight, but the jaws are misaligned – which can cause huge problems later in life. In others, your teeth may seem straight now, but a future condition runs the risk of pushing them out of alignment. In any case, an orthodontic evaluation is the only way to be sure if you have a malocclusion or not. 

Q: What Can Invisalign Treat?

While Invisalign used to be relegated to only minor issues, advancements in the technology now allow it to treat most orthodontic conditions. Even for what seem like severe conditions, Invisalign may be a viable option.

Q: How Long Will Invisalign Take?

This question varies hugely from patient to patient, and Dr. Pershad will only be able to answer it after your evaluation. While your treatment time will depend on the severity of your orthodontic condition, you can expect treatment to last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.

Q: I'm an Adult. Can I Still Get Invisalign?

adult wearing invisalign

Absolutely! Invisalign is hugely popular with adults because it has a smaller impact on day-to-day life, making it easier to go through the routine of work and life during treatment. No matter what age you are, Invisalign may be the perfect option for treatment. 

Q: Why Does Invisalign Cost More Than Braces?

With Invisalign treatment, your aligners are custom-manufactured in a laboratory to fit your specific bite and treatment plan. This involves using cutting-edge modeling software and state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies, which make the cost of Invisalign a little higher than braces. 

Contact Your Orthodontist in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Fonthill, & Beamsville

If you're considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or have had it recommended by a dentist or orthodontist, Invisalign may be the perfect option for you. If you have more questions, feel free to call us at 905-935-0644 for our St. Catharines office, 905 357 9211 for our Niagara Falls office, 905 892 2200 for our Fonthill office, or 905-935-0644 for our Beamsville office. Or, if you'd like to come in for a consultation and ask these five questions for yourself, you can request an appointment online at any one of our four offices. We can't wait to hear from you!