Frequently Asked Questions
How do I keep my aligners clean
The best way to clean your aligners is to use the Invisalign cleaning kit, available for order at www.invisalignstore.com. As a secondary method, however, your aligners can also be cleaned by brushing them and rinsing them in lukewarm water.
How often do I see an orthodontist while wearing Invisalign®?
Your doctor will schedule regular appointments – usually about once every four to six weeks. The goal of these visits are to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
What happens after my treatment is complete? Do I need retainers?
This varies person to person and depends on the outcome of the treatment. Some patients might need a positioner, or conventional retainer. Other patients might need a clear plastic retainer similar to the ones Invisalign makes, such as Align Technology’s Vivera Retainer. (See www.viveraretainer.com) Discuss this with your dentist. Every patient is different, and outcomes vary.
How long does Invisalign treatment take
The length of treatment depends on the severity of your case and can only be determined by your doctor; however the average case takes about 12 months.